Kolkata, Apr 8 (PTI) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match of IPL 11 at the Edens Gardens here today.

Dinesh Karthik will play his first match as a captain for Kolkata, while the match will also see the return of India skipper Virat Kohli after a long break.

Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (w/c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav.

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