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Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and elected to bat
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Kolkata Knight Riders and Somerset will meet for the second time in five days. During the qualifying stage, they were involved in a strange game where despite Somerset winning by 11 runs it was Knight Riders celebrating at the end. They had qualified, along with Somerset, as the best second-placed team from the two qualifying groups.Given the nature of Twenty20 cricket that win might mean little when the teams met again, but Knight Riders will be increasingly aware that their top order is consuming far too many balls to produce too few runs. Even Yusuf Pathan, on paper their most dangerous player, has struck at less than a run-a-ball in his two scores of 12 in the qualifying round.
Somerset came to this tournament without three key batsmen and would have felt a little bitter that their 21-year-old star Jos Buttler did not even get a bat for England in the first Twenty20 against West Indies. Craig Kieswetter's aggressive half-century in the same match, though, would have reminded them of what they can achieve once the two join them. Their bid to qualify for the main draw was helped by some tight bowling and outstanding fielding, with Roelof van der Merwe seeming to pop up everywhere with athletic stops or catches.
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These are the two weaker teams in their group, which also contains South Australia, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Warriors, so a loss for either would leave them with an uphill climb to reach the semi-finals.
Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla, Jaidev Unadkat, Manoj Tiwary, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Shami Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Brett Lee, Iqbal Abdulla, Brad Haddin, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Shreevats Goswami, Gautam Gambhir
Somerset (From): Alfonso Thomas(c), Roelof van der Merwe, Peter Trego, Arul Suppiah, Steve Kirby, Craig Meschede, Murali Kartik, Gemaal Hussain, James Hildreth, George Dockrell, Adam Dibble, Nick Compton, Alex Barrow, Steve Snell(w), Chris Jones
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