The Eden Gardens has been a high-scoring venue this season, with the average first-innings score reading 211. Although the previous game saw the pacers pick up seven out of the 10 wickets to fall, there should be help on offer for the spinners as well. Three out of the four matches this season have been won by the team batting first. However, chasing is the preferred option, with dew likely to come into play in Kolkata.
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana and Varun Chakravarthy.
Jitesh Sharma (10 matches, 239 runs, SR: 165.97) Jitesh Sharma has been sensational in a middle-order role for Punjab Kings. He has 239 runs in 10 matches at a strike rate of 165.97.
Jason Roy (4 matches, 180 runs, SR: 159.29) Jason Roy has been brilliant since joining the Kolkata Knight Riders this season, scoring 180 runs in four matches. He is striking at 159.29 with a couple of fifties to his name as well.
Liam Livingstone (5 matches, 157 runs, SR: 163.54) Liam Livingstone has done well for the Kings this season, scoring 157 runs in five matches. He has a batting strike rate of 163.54 this season and has picked up two wickets as well.
Varun Chakravarthy (10 matches, 14 wickets, Average: 21.50) Varun Chakravarthy has been Kolkata Knight Riders' top wicket-taker this season, picking up 14 wickets in 10 matches. He comes into the game on the back of a sensational death-bowling performance against the SunRisers Hyderabad last week.