Kochi will need a win to keep up with Indian Premier League leaders Kolkata.
Start time: 10.30
Venue: Eden Gardens
The track at Eden Gardens is low and slow and will assist the spinners. A total of 150+ should be a good batting score here.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Balachandra Akhil, Brad Hodge, Kedar Jadhav, Michael Klinger, Brendon McCullum, Prasanth Parameswaran, Thisara Perera, RP Singh, Vinay Kumar, Raiphi Gomez, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahela Jayawardene, VVS Laxman, Muttiah Muralitharan, Parthiv Patel, Ramesh Powar, Sreesanth
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sarabjit Ladda, Rajat Bhatia, Shane Bond, Ashok Dinda, Shreevats Goswami, Iqbal Abdulla, Brett Lee, Yusuf Pathan, Laxmi Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manvinder Bisla, Mark Boucher, Gautam Gambhir, Grad Haddin, Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Jaidev Unadkat
Kochi Tuskers Kerala have found the right mix in their batting order with Mahela Jayawardene opening the batting with Brendon McCullum in their last two matches.
But there main concern is there bowling after only taking six wickets in their last two games, and will not enjoy chasing a score of 180+.
For Kolkata everything has been going very smoothly in this year’s IPL and they would not look to tamper with their line-up which featured against the Rajasthan Royals.
Kolkata to win.
Ravindra Jadeja (Kochi): He has been in a great form this IPL both with bat and ball and will look to contain the run machine of Kolkata with his tight, accurate bowling.
Brett Lee (Kolkata): Loves to dominate and be aggressive. He sets up his team in the opening overs and is a proven match winner.