Both team will play for a final berth against RPS. Mumbai ended in top position and gained a lifeline .They utilized the lifeline and play against KKR, who won against SRH, in rain effected game. KKR won against SRH in a rain effected game. KKR needed 48 runs in six over’s according to Duckworth lewis. Skipper Gautham Gambhir ensured kkr chase to be successful though they struggled at the top. Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn and Yusuf Pathan fell for cheaply in rain effected game.
History in Mumbai’s Favour
Two teams played against each other on twenty occasions. Fifteen are won by Mumbai Indians and rest are by KKR. Mumbai Indians will try continue their Dominance while KKR will look to avenge their loses in league games. Chinnaswamy stadiun, which hosted eliminator one, will also host this match. Chances of rain are very high. Mumbai will move forward in any case match gets abandoned due to rain as Mumbai finished higher in the league stage. Both teams have won the title twice before.
In an unusual manner Mumbai started their season on hih. they won 9 in the first 11 matches they played. They finished at the top with 10 wins. Giving away 41 runs in two over’s against RPS in qualifier one hugely dented their chances. Bowlers have to perform in Mumbai are to gain in final match. They might replace Karn Sharma with Harbhajan singh in this match. Pitch is inclined to spinners. one should not be surprised if mumbai will play the match with two spinners. Their pace attack is strong with MCclenighan ,Malinga and Bumrah.
Can KKR carry on with their Momentum
Gautham Gambhir is the second most leading run scorer in this year IPL. He sacrificed his place to Sunil Narine and the move is successful one. HE provided the team with starts whenever the team required. Their bowling is weakling.
MI to reach final.
Chris Lynn to top score in this match.
Jasprit Bumrah to receive man of the match.