About the Match
So this is the manner by which things remain before the penultimate round of IPL 2017. Two groups, Mumbai Indians, and Kolkata Knight Riders, both of whom have been extremely reliable all through, will go up against each other in the Qualifier 2 of the IPL at Bangalore on nineteenth May. These two sides will go head to head for the privilege to confront Pune in the last of the IPL which will be hung on 21st May in Hyderabad, and both would be similarly frantic to not pass up a major opportunity in the wake of achieving so near a definitive prize.
Mumbai lost to Pune in the qualifier 1, yet else, they have had a stunning season this year. They had lost an aggregate of just four amusements in the whole group organize and had completed as the top positioned group in the class. Shockingly however, they had begun their crusade with a misfortune against Pune. In any case,after that diversion, Mumbai could locate the correct blend and went ahead to win six matches consecutively, vanquishing Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gujarat,Punjab and Delhi simultaneously.
Yet, this triumphant run stopped when Mumbai confronted Pune once more. They couldn’t defeat Pune in their second meeting of the season either and endured just their second misfortune. Be that as it may, after this amusement, Mumbai went ahead to win their next three recreations against Gujarat, Bangalore, and Delhi.
Subsequent to meeting all requirements for the playoffs, be that as it may, they got somewhat careless, and therefore endured misfortunes in their next two matches against Hyderabad and Punjab.
Be that as it may, in their last alliance amusement against Kolkata, Mumbai was clinical with both bat and ball and scored an essential win before heading into the playoffs. In spite of this force however, they couldn’t conquer Pune in the qualifier 1, and now end up in an unquestionable requirement win amusement against Kolkata.
Mumbai’s batting has been great all through, with Pollard, Parthiv Patel, Jos Butler, Rohit Sharma, Simmons and Pandya siblings assuming vital parts at various circumstances in various diversions. Such a solid batting unit, alongside a reliable knocking down some pins line up, makes Mumbai an exceptionally solid unit on paper, and with their sights set at the last, they will represent an extremely stringent test forKolkata.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata crushed the safeguarding champions Hyderabad in the eliminator on Wednesday in an exceptionally overwhelming and persuading style, and will now play Mumbai in the qualifier 2. Kolkata Knight Riders had completed the group arrange as the fourth-positioned group in the focuses table after they could win eight out of the
fourteen diversions they played in the alliance organize.
Kolkata had begun their crusade with an outright whipping of Gujarat Lions, and however they lost their next diversion against Mumbai, yet were in it appropriate until the end and lost just by a little edge. At that point Kolkata commanded Punjab and Hyderabad with persuading prevails upon both the groups.
At that point against Delhi, they were taken as far as possible by a restrained Delhi assault however Kolkata could hold their nerves and get over the line. Against Gujarat, they couldn’t discover a response to the overall brightness of Raina and endured just their second annihilation of the competition. Be that as it may,they returned firmly against Bangalore, rocking the bowling alley them out for the most minimal ever group add up to in IPL and afterward proceeded with the energy with a persuading win against Rising Pune Supergiant.
They finished a cap trap of wins against Delhi however then went ahead to lose their next two amusements against Hyderabad and Pune. They could capture this slide with a win against Bangalore in their next amusement, however then endured massacres against Punjab and Mumbai in their last two group recreations. In any case, regardless of these misfortunes, they performed when it truly mattered, and vanquished Hyderabad in the eliminator.
Kolkata Knight Riders have been one of the frame groups of the competition all through, and their fourth position in the focuses table was just because of two sad misfortunes in their last two class amusements. Their batsmen have all got keeps running at various phases of the competition till now, and the knocking down some pins has been performing great as a unit, and the way of their win against Hyderabad in the eliminator makes them exceptionally sensible top choices to win the competition.
Mumbai and Kolkata have effectively confronted each other twice in this season and the Mumbai Indians won both the recreations. This match is being held in Bangalore, thus none of the groups will have any home preferred standpoint. Both these groups have had awesome seasons, and both would hope to endure to the finals in this do or bite the dust amusement. In any case, Mumbai has the certainty of having beaten Kolkata twice as of now, and this gives them a slight high ground in this challenge.
Winner: Mumbai Indians
Today Final XI
Kolkata Knight Riders :- Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Ishank Jaggi, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla/Kuldeep Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav
Mumbai Indians :- Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Nitish Rana/Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh/Karn Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga