“We are going to bowl because it has helped the bowlers bowling first here in these conditions,” said Samson during the toss.
“I like to appreciate the team members, management and everyone in the team, they are coping up with it really well as there are a lot of positives even after losing few key players,” he added.
RR have brought in Yashaswi Jaiswal and Jaydev Unadkat and left out Shreyas Gopal and Manan Vohra.
On the other hand, KKR have replaced Kamlesh Nagarkoti with Shivam Mavi.
Both the teams have lost three matches each out of the four they have played.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman