KKR vs MI Match Prediction, Qualifier 2 IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against Mumbai Indians for the place in the Indian Premier League 2017 final. Mumbai did finish at the top of the table but it does not matter now as both the side will start from the beginning and the side that will play better cricket on that day will win the match. The fortunes are a bit different for both the side in the knockout stage. Mumbai Indians who finished at the top of the league stage failed to perform well in the first semi-final. They were beaten comprehensively by RPS.
On the other hand, Kolkata knocked out the defending champions in the eliminator. They will be high on confidence after their brilliant performance against the defending champions. They bowled brilliantly in the last match to move to the semi-finals. Both the side will be looking to win their third IPL title. But, they need to win this match first. The winner of this match will then take on RPS who are already in the final.
Kolkata Knight Riders are in brilliant form and they showed in the last match that their bowling is very strong after they restricted the defending champion to a very low score. In this match, also captain Gautam Gambhir would be hoping that his side could repeat the same performance. In the bowling department, they have the trio of Boult, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
These three fast bowlers are in great nick would be looking to continue their brilliant run in this match also. Their batting order also looks very strong with Lynn coming back in the side. The batting line up has Gautam Gambhir, Robbin, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan who would look to help the side post a big total in the match.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, would be surely disappointed with their performance ion the last game. They did so well in the league stage but were completely out of form in the semi-final match. They would be aiming to get back in form in this match as there would be no second opportunity this time around. They need to win this match if they want to win the trophy thrice.
In the bowling line-up, they have Malinga, Harbhajan, Krunal, Hardik. These guys need to bowl well in this match. The batting order looks very strong with Rohit Sharma, Pollard, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel. They would be hoping that at least one of these batsman goes on to make a big total.
KKR vs MI Match Prediction, Qualifier 2 IPL 2017
The match would be surely an interesting one but Kolkata will have an advantage that they have the momentum with their side that may prove to be very crucial in this match. Prediction: KKR to Win
Predicted playing XI:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel (wk), Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya