MI vs KKR IPL Qualifier 2 Match Live Streaming – 13th may 2017- Kolkata Knight Riders will locks horns with Mumbai Indians on Super Sunday at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. The home team might have lost their opening encounter of the season against Rising Pune Supergiants but to beat Mumbai in their backyard is a real difficult task. Both these teams have won the IPL twice in the previous nine seasons and have played plenty of crickets against each other, hence both captains have a fair knowledge about the opposition.
MI vs KKR IPL Qualifier 2 Match Details
- Match Date: 19th may 2017
- Day: Friday
- Time: 8:00 PM Local
- Venue: Bengaluru
- Team Name: Kolkata Knight Riders And Mumbai Indians
- Toss Timing: 7:30 PM Local
MI vs KKR IPL Team Strengths
Kolkata Knight Riders: Strengths
In-form openers – The Knights had a fantastic start to their IPL 2017 campaign after Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir absolutely punished Lions in their own den on Friday night. Their dominating opening partnership might have created a sense of fear in oppositions going further in the tournament. It was that kind of a stand, somewhat similar to the knock that Brendon McCullum played in the inaugural match of IPL 2008 for KKR, unfortunately, Baz was at the receiving end on Friday.
Solid spin attack – KKR’s spin trio of Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav are one of the best spin units in the 2017 IPL. Narine hasn’t lived up to his expectations in the last few games for KKR, but he’s a world class bowler and Mumbai Indians would be aware of that. So, KKR has a right balance of bowling and a solid batting unit going into their second match of the season, especially with Lynn, Gambhir, and Kuldeep in form.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Weakness
Fielding – There were plenty of dropped catches and misfields by KKR players against the Lions that resulted in a few extra runs towards the end of the innings. But they can’t afford to drop their chances against MI, because there are some dangerous players in that team which can make you suffer if you let off those chances. Hence, KKR need to pull up their socks when it comes to their efforts in the field and put up a better show against the Indians.
Mumbai Indians: Strengths
The support of Mumbai crowd and a quality team flooded with big-hitters and bowlers, Mumbai Indians have the upper hand over Kolkata Knight Riders in the past 9 seasons – MI have the best win-loss ratio against KKR in the history of IPL. Out of the 18 games played between these two teams, Mumbai has won 13 of them, while only 5 of them have been won by Knight Riders. These stats prove how dominant Mumbai has been against Kolkata in the Indian Premier League in the previous 9 seasons. Can the Knights turn things around this time? Well, we’ll get to know that only on Sunday evening.
Mumbai Indians: Weakness
Bowling – In the absence of Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga, Mumbai Indians were not as lethal as they have been in the past. Malinga was playing against Bangladesh in the limited-over format and his return to the side will be a huge plus for them.
MI vs KKR IPL Qualifier 2 Match Prediction
Prediction – Mumbai Indians did not have a good start to their campaign this year, while KKR had a terrific start, courtesy the fireworks by GG and Lynn. The momentum is with KKR but the home advantage and support of the crowd in Mumbai makes MI the favorites to win this contest! Also, if Malinga gets a game – he might win it for the home team.
Possible winner – Mumbai Indians
If KKR bat first
Gautam Gambir and Chris Lynn stood firm as openers and finished the game off with five overs remaining against Gujarat Lions. And even if the openers don’t give them a solid start, the KKR middle order is reliable and includes big hitters like Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, and Yusuf Pathan, to name a few.
If MI bat first
The Mumbai Indians depend on their openers to provide a good start to the team. The move to play Jos Buttler at a top-order position was an exceptional decision as the Englishman gave Mumbai a superb start in their first match of IPL 2017. Rohit Sharma is due big innings, while Hardik Pandya and Nitish Rana have shown that they are no mugs with the bat. Depth in the batting line-up is their strength, but the bowling department of the opponents will be a challenge.
MI vs KKR IPL 2017 Live Streaming
MI vs KKR is set to begin at 8 pm IST (3.30pm BST). TV and the live streaming information are below.
India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony Max. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 3. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
Afghanistan: TV: Lemar TV
Bangladesh: TV: Bong BD.
Hong Kong: TV: Now TV.
International: Live Streaming: Cricketgateway.