IPL Qualifier 2 Preview : Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders


M. Chinnaswamy stadium Bengaluru will be hosting the Second Qualifier Match of the Indian Premier League 2017 between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Viewers can watch this MI vs KKR Qualifier 2 live cricket streaming from the 8-00 PM IST time today on 19th May 2017 Friday on hotstar.com & cricketgateway.com websites.

Mumbai Indians who comes to this match by losing the First qualifier game against Rising Pune supergiants who played the final on 21st May sunday while KKR beat Sunrisers hyderabad in the eliminator game to face MI.

Match Preview

If we look at the Previous Indian Premier League Winners then Both Mumbai and Kolkata have won 2 IPL Trophy Each so both sides will be looking to secure their Place in the Final of 10th Vivo IPLT20 to win the Third Indian Premier League Title. Kolkata Knight Riders who has played recent game here on Chinnaswamy Grounds in the Eliminator game so they have got little bit benefit to known the condition of the pitch.

Mumbai takes on Kolkata in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2017
Mumbai takes on Kolkata in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2017

On the other side Table Topper Mumbai Indians who lost the first qualifier against Pune supergaints. In that game Mumbai Indians batsman failed against RPS to who given target of 162 but Indians do not chase down the target. For Today’s game Rohit Sharma, Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Parthiv along with Simmons have to bat well against Great bowling line of Kolkata Knight Riders but its not a easy task as Mumbai Batsman to score against some quality bowlers like Coulter-Nile, Piyush, Boult and Narine.

On the kolkata knight riders players like Gambhir, Uthappa, Lynn, Manish, Yusuf and Narine to bat sensibly against Mumbai Bowlers as pitch are help to bowlers and Mumbai Indians have some classic bowlers like Malinga, Bumrah, Harbhajan, Pandya Brothers who all are in greath touch and don’t giving much room to opposite so its surely be a great contest tonight at Chinnaswamy wicket.

So let’ see Who will Win today KKR or MI and Secure their Place in the 21st May IPL Final against RPS.

Predictions of MI vs KKR Today Qualifier 2


Whichever team will win toss here on the chinnaswamy stadium surely elect to field first and try to chase down the target. As if Rain god comes then Duckworth lewis method will help to chasing side who target the score.

Winning Percentage

For Today’s IPL 2017 Qualifier-2 a Game Ahead of the Final Match Mumbai Indians are much favorites for today’s game against Kolkata Knight Riders. As our Prediction Gautam Gambhir’s KKR XI have 61 percent winning chances.

Expected Score

Pitch of M Chinnaswamy Stadium is not a High score pitch just like the 180-200 as its help a lot to bowlers so We expect First inning score here at Chinnaswamy stadium around 150-165 which are defendable too. So we expect today low scoring game.


Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lendl Simmons, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Deepak Punia, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Nicholas Pooran, Jos Buttler, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Saurabh Tiwary, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Asela Gunarathna, Nitish Rana, Karn Sharma, Vinay Kumar, J Suchitch, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Sheldon Jackson, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Sunil Narine, Suryakumaar Yadav, Sayan Ghosh, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R. Sanjay Yadav, Darren Bravo, Ishan Jaggi.

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