The second qualifier match of Indian Premier League 2017 is set to take place between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on 19th May at M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. Mumbai Indians are coming into the match by losing 1st qualifier against Rising Pune Supergiant who will play final on 21 May meanwhile KKR beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in eliminator to face MI.
Both Kolkata and Mumbai have won 2-2 IPL trophies each and surely two sides will look to enter in the final of 10th Vivo IPLT20 to get a chance to win third Indian Premier League. KKR has got benefited a bit in the Friday’s crucial knockout game as they won eliminator on this Chinnaswamy’s ground against SRH, hence they are very known with the conditions.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians lost first qualifier against RPS which they should not. Their batting was poor against Pune Supergiant who scored 162 runs in a crunch game and restricted Indians to chase the target. Rohit, Simmons, Pollard, Hardik and Parthiv have to bat very well at the top and take extra responsibility to score runs against inform Knight Riders bowling that has Coulter-Nile, Piyush, Boult and Narine.
Kolkata couldn’t reach in the second qualifier if rain didn’t stop last night. Hence KKR is having luck in the season and who knows they might end up winning IPL cup. So knight riders need to bat and bowl very well to stop Mumbai from reaching into the final. Gambhir, Uthappa, Lynn, Manish, Yusuf and Narine have to bat sensibly on this bowlers favoring Chinnaswamy wicket.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lendl Simmons, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Deepak Punia, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Nicholas Pooran, Jos Buttler, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Saurabh Tiwary, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Asela Gunarathna, Nitish Rana, Karn Sharma, Vinay Kumar, J Suchitch, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Sheldon Jackson, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Sunil Narine, Suryakumaar Yadav, Sayan Ghosh, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R. Sanjay Yadav, Darren Bravo, Ishan Jaggi.
Toss winning team should ball first and chase down the target. If rain takes place, Duckworth Lewis method can work for chasing side.
Kolkata Knight Riders are looking favorite to win the contest against Mumbai Indians in qualifier-2 of IPL-10 and as per our predictions they have got 60 percent winning chances.
Bangalore’s pitch is not looking to product 180-200 runs and we can expect first innings score here at Chinnaswamy is around 150-160.