IPL-10: Mumbai elect to field vs KKR in Qualifier II

Share

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would be eager to avenge their twin defeats in the league stage when they face old foes Mumbai Indians in the IPL Qualifer 2 here on Friday. Gautam Gambhir's team could manage just 107 runs, a target easily chased down by Rohit Sharma and co.

Kolkata Knight Riders - 1. "The ball was coming onto the bat nicely in our innings", he said. The Knight Riders lost both their matches against the Mumbai Indians in the round-robin league stage.

Mumbai Indians went on to top the table with 10 wins from 14 games that helped them with a second opportunity to the final while Kolkata Knight Riders with eight wins finished fourth in the table.

Momentum though is with the Gambhirs.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, opted for Karn Sharma over Harbhajan for a different reason. This might also fire back if Lynn plays against his natural game of going after the bowlers with the word "play".

"Today was a flawless example as we played a great game".

On two occasions, Sunil Narine did exceedingly well as an opener in this IPL and on both occasions, it was against the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling. Narine got sharp turn, used the bounce intelligently and never really erred in line.

Nathan Coulter Nile: The Aussie pacer will again be the bowler in the qualifier 2 against MI as against SRH he was simply outstanding at the same pitch. Used cleverly by captain Gambhir, they were accuracy personified.

"We don't have a good record against Mumbai, but hopefully we can settle that tomorrow", asserted Gambhir. By the end of the 12th over, Knight Riders were only 61 for 5.

Piyush Chawla (2/34) was at the forefront of the early demolition, sending the risky Lendl Simmons (3) and Ambati Rayudu (6) back in the hut with a googly and a peach of a delivery respectively which beat Rayudu all ends up. In comparison, Simmons and Parthiv have struck at 143.59 and 146.20 respectively, against pace this season. Mumbai had made note of this even in the previous meeting between these sides at the Eden Gardens, stationing a man at long-off and getting their quicks to deny him the drive.

As far as the bowling is concerned, Mumbai may continue to open their attack with Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and New Zealander Mitchell McClenaghan.

Kieron Pollard: The aggressive middle-order batsmen from the Carribbean has played some brutal knocks in his career.

Earlier, Rohit placed his fielders intelligently in the batting powerplay to earn Mumbai vital wickets off hard-hitting Chris Lynn (4) and Sunil Narine (10).

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Xi, Moon agree denuclearising North Korea 'common goal': Seoul
In his inaugural address Wednesday, South Korea's president said he would consider visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions. Moon's message here about the need for negotiations is sure to please Beijing, since it largely echoes the Chinese position.

Big man leads Celtics to big win in series decider
With the game tied at 17, rookie Jaylen Brown came off the bench to spark a 7-0, including a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws. Celtics center Kelly Olynyk was the unsung hero of the night, finishing the night with 26 points, five rebounds and four assists.

What's obstruction of justice and does Comey memo on Flynn prove it?
In the memo, which ABC News has not seen, Comey wrote that he was asked by the president to let the Flynn probe go in February. At a time when relations with Russian Federation are already under intense scrutiny, Mr Putin said he was prepared to help.

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

Players Championship: Ian Poulter seizes second chance as Kim joins exclusive club
But even though form was not on his side, there have always been signs that Kim is destined for... Ian Poulter pulled within a stroke of the champion, but he too fall apart on the back nine.

Roger Ailes Is Dead At 77
After leaving Fox News past year amid a sexual harassment scandal, he also advised Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is adding his voice to those mourning Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes .

Irish PM Kenny steps down as party leader
The small opposition Greens called for the new prime minister to be in place by the June 22 gathering of European Union leaders. He said that Minister Varadkar has a "vision of a resilient and competitive economy" that can support a fairer Ireland.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.