MI VS KKR IPL Live Score card
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 pm IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
IPL a festival for every cricketing fan is just a couple of hours away. The curtain raiser is between Kolkata knight riders and defending champions Mumbai Indians .Kolkata Knight riders are 2012 champions but didn’t even mange to qualify for the play-off’s in 2013.Kkr is very new team with fresh faces and some new acquisitions looking promising. MI on the other hand hasn’t changed their core side but their icon player Sachin is missing in playing squad.
Looking at MI squad they have let go Dwayne Smith to Chennai super kings and created a opening slot and filled it most Mike Hussey who is the most successful player of previous edition.MI should be pleased with his form from Big bash. Aditya Tare played the latter stages of last Year IPL and was fruitful for MI, So he should be opening with Hussey.It would be intresting to see who would come at no3,Previous year Dinesh karthik has done a fabulous job for them is now part of Delhi suquad,May be Rohit Sharma promotes himself to N0.3.They have fire power down the order with Kieron Pollard and corey Anderson.They have good bowling attack.Malinga,Ohja,Bajji,Zaheer.From these four MI can bowl 16 overs.Kieron Pollard may 5 bowling option or they might play Uncapped player Jasprit Bumrah.
KKR has retained their captain Gautham Gambir and he will pen the batting,Manish Pandey/Uthappa may open the batting.Kallis would coming at No.3 is ceratinely. From the their strategy is uncertainly.Sunil Narine is their ace bowler will definitely play.Vinay kumar, Morkel, chawla certainly play. May be they will play Sakhib-ul-hasan will be fourth overseas player.
KKR: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, SS Mondal, Kuldeep Yadav, Debabrata Das, Manvinder Bisla, Suryakumar Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Christopher Lynn, Jacques Kallis, Andre Russell, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hassan, Morne Morkel, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine.
MI: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Jalaj Saxena, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, C.M. Gautam, Apoorv Wankhade, Shreyas Gopal, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Josh Hazelwood, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk.
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