After scripting a four-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils in their previous game, the Knights rang in just one change bringing in Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in place of New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme.
Gujarat, who lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 runs, brought in James Faulkner in place of Andrew Tye and Praveen Kumar in place of Shivil Kaushik.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa (WK), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
Gujarat Lions: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (Captain), Aaron Finch, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Basil Thampi, Praveen Kumar.
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