|2014 Champions League Twenty20|
| Kolkata Knight Riders
||vs|| Perth Scorchers
ScheduleWednesday, 24 September 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Kolkata Knight Riders made a superb start of the Champions League Twenty20 by winning both their games against the mighty Chennai Super Kings and Lahore Lions. They have accumulated eight points from these matches and will try to maintain their winning spree against the determined Perth Scorchers who defeated Dolphins in the 4th match and attained four points.
Gautam Gambhir led his troops from the front against Lahore Lions by smashing 60 runs and shared a match winning opening stand of 100 with Robin Uthappa who contributed 46. Ryan ten Doeschate, Manvinder Bisla and Yusuf Pathan can be handy in the middle order while Andre Russell is a class all-rounder. Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Pat Cummins are bowling at their best.
Craig Simmons, Sam Whiteman and Mitchell Marsh were the successful batsmen for Perth Scorchers in their previous game vs Dolphins. Adam Voges is due for big innings whereas Jason Behrendorff, Joel Paris and Yasir Arafat are bowling excellently.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Poor weather conditions for the match since there is a forecast for rain with the temperatures around 21-32ᵒC.
The winning skipper will chase the target set by the rival team.
The surface is evenly acceptable for batting and bowling but acrobatic fielding will play an important role.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Manvinder Bisla, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav.
Perth Scorchers – Adam Voges (C), Craig Simmons, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Yasir Arafat, Jason Behrendorff, Joel Paris, Brad Hogg.
Kolkata Knight Riders will make it a day for their team by clinching the match.