Preview : Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

MI will get a second and final chance to play the finals.Both the teams have final chance. It is a do or die situation for MI and well as KKR.

Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the second qualifier of the tenth edition of Indian Premier League in Bangalore.

If the match is called off due to rain, Mumbai Indians will go into the finals as they finished ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders in the points table.

Kolkata Knight Riders would once again bank upon their batting strength. KKR Captain Double G guided his side to a win over SRH after being left tottering at 12/3 while chasing 48 in 6 overs on Wednesday night. Mumbai Indians would be relying upon their all-round performance. Mumbai could make a few changes after runs not coming the last time.



Scoring Patterns

In 7 games played at Bengaluru this season . First inning scores have been (1-2 denotes match won by side batting first or second)

157/1, 142/2, 161/1, 134/2, 138/1, 158/2, 128/2

That is an average of 145



Watch Out For:

Sunil Narine 

He is a bowler who has scored fastest half century in IPL. He is a versatile player. He is an experienced bowler as well as explosive batsman. He has changed the opinions of people regarding his batting.


Rohit Sharma

He is a captain who leads from the front.

His decision making skills are exceptionally good. He is an explosive batsman. He is not having a very good season but he holds excellent records in IPL.



Probable XI 

Mumbai Indians 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Lendl Simmons, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), 4 Nitish Rana/Ambati Rayudu, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit Bumrah


Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Sunil Narine, 2 Chris Lynn, 3 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 4 Robin Uthappa (wk), 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ankit Rajpoot


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