Do or die for KKR VS MI
Welcome to the semi finals between MI & KKR.
It starts at 8 pm live on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Max and can also be seen online on Hotstar Live.
Both teams had a scary time in their last matches respectively.
Mumbai saw Dhoni take the game away from them in last 2 overs and KKR saw a 1:27 am finish where they were struggling at 12/3 and luckily Gambhir took them home with the target of 48 in 6 overs in a rain marred game.
Both teams will have to put up a strong show in order to meet the Giants in the Finals.
This semi final takes place at the M.Chinnaswamy stadium at Bangalore and as we know the wicket here suits bowlers. For KKR Coulter-Nile will be the key along with Umesh Yadav who has been on fire. While, for MI, Bumrah and McClenaghan who was expensive in their last overs in Q1 will have to get back to their rhythm to stop KKR.
Both teams have to make sure that they bat full 20 overs and if they bat first, put at least 140-150 on board to have a chance.
This semi final clash will see only the team who holds their nerve on a wicket such as Bangalore has this year advance to the finals.
Who will it be?
While the news from the centre is that there is rain forecast but the good thing is that the stadium has a good ground draining system that can drain 10,000 litres of water per minute.
The scenario if match does not take place:
Mumbai will move to the finals as per the position on points table.
KKR will pray that they can compete and snatch a win here tonight.
But we hope that we can have full 40 overs match and expect a good match between 2 strong sides who have maintained to be in top 4 in points table.
Players to look out for
For KKR- Gautam Gambhir
For MI – Rohit Sharma
Likely 11 are
- Parthiv Patel (wk)
- Lendl Simmons
- Rohit Sharma (capt)
- Ambati Rayudu
- Kieron Pollard
- Krunal Pandya
- Hardik Pandya
- Harbhajan Singh
- Mitchell McClenaghan
- Lasith Malinga
- Jasprit Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders:
- Sunil Narine
- Chris Lynn
- Gautam Gambhir (capt)
- Robin Uthappa
- Yusuf Pathan
- Ishank Jaggi
- Suryakumar Yadav/Kuldeep Yadav
- Piyush Chawla
- Nathan Coulter-Nile
- Umesh Yadav
- Trent Boult
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