Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2: After a month of huge enthusiasm, thundering noise, the game of wins and losses is one step back from its Finale. As KKR made a win against SUNRISERS HYDERABAD (SRH) in Eliminator by 7 wickets on M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. This match will give us the team who will compete against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in Hyderabad on Sunday.This match is going to be played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru today at 20:00 hrs i.e. 8 pm (IST). Here’s more information regarding MI vs KKR.
Match Preview: MI vs KRR
MI and KKR are very good in utilizing their opportunities and took turns to take lead over the opponents which helped them to be on the top of the points table and made certain to go for the clash to reach the finals. However, the fluctuating weather of Bangalore has taken the center stage and will concern fans and players alike. You can expect a very long night today in Bengaluru, thunderstorms are forecasted around 6 PM to 10 PM, a Super Over will decide the winner in case rain denies a full match.
If the conditions aren’t good enough for that as well, then Mumbai Indians will go through by the virtue of finishing ahead of KKR in the league. The continuous showers reduced the KKR chase in Eliminator held at the same stadium on Wednesday night to a six over the affair. KKR has subtle benefit as they are already familiar with the pitch where MI seems to be in a do-or-die situation that lost the match against RPS in Qualifier-1.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Facts
When: May 19, 2017
Time: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Score Board: Who will win the game?
If we have a look at facts, MI has won 75% of matches against KKR with lead in 15 out of 20 matches in the IPL where on the other hand KKR has won only 5 matches against MI.
In IPL-2017 the stats are 2-0 for MI vs KKR.
This match will surely be a great clash between the Captains as both Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are in good form. Gambhir is much ahead of Sharma with 486 runs in 15 matches. Rohit has scored 283 runs in 15 matches.
Comparison between both the Teams
Both the teams have great players. Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Pate, Hardik Pandya can do magic. Parthiv Patel of MI has made 377 runs in 14 matches. Patel and Lasith Malinga can prove to be X-factor for Mumbai Indians. MI might bring Harbhajan Singh (8 wickets in 11 matches) in place of Karn Singh.
On the other hand, KKR is equipped with Chris Lin and Robin Uthappa. Robin Uthappa has scored 387 runs in 13 matches. In Bowling, there are Naren, Kuldip, Piyush Chawla who will ensure the win of KKR. Sunil Naraine is with 10 wickets in 15 matches.
Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Streaming
You can catch this exciting live match on Sony Six, Sony ESPN, sony Max (SD & HD) at 8 pm. The match will be broadcasted on Hotstar too.