CLT20 2014 Mumbai Indians Vs Northern Knights , Preview and Prediction.The Qualifier 6 clt20 2014 is between MI vs NK at Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur on September 16, 8:00 PM, The Qualifier has got evenly poised up and Northern Knights have already made it to the next round while after today’s defeat, Southern Express are eliminated from the tournament. So the second spot is left for Mumbai Indians and Lahore Lions. Either of these two teams will qualify alongside the Northern Knights for the next round. The match will be held on 16th September at Raipur itself.
The Northern Knights have been going through a high time and they have won two of their last games in the CLT20 quite comprehensively. It is of no surprise as they will desperately try to carry on with their winning run and qualify unbeaten for the next round. They have a good and equally strong bowling attack in the likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi and Scott Styris. They have proved their strength when they bundled Lahore Lions for 98 in their previous encounter. Also, they won quite comprehensively against the Southern Express the other night. They also possess good amount of strength in their batting and they have the class of Kane Williamson, Scott Styris and BJ Watling right up the order. So, they are an immensely strong squad to beat.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand have found some balance in their squad and they will look to win the game. One great thing for them is that their opening stand did find good form in the previous game where the opening partnership of Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons contributed 139 runs under 15 overs and if they continue in the same manner, then they have definite chances of winning the next game. Also their bowling looked impressive on some points. There were bowlers indeed who went for plenty of runs like Shreyas Gopal, but there also had some brilliant bowling performances from Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah. They have to come back stronger in the next match as a unit to win the game against the Knights.
MUMBAI INDIANS: Kieron Pollard (C), Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare (W), Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Lendl Simmons, Sushant Marathe
NORTHERN KNIGHTS: Daniel Flynn (C), Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, BJ Watling (W), Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner
Mumbai Indians have always been a great team when it came to elimination matches. We all remember how they managed to qualify for the play offs in the last IPL. So, they have definite chances of winning the game. Northern Knights, on the other hand will likely try to experiment with their squad a bit which also is a bonus for Mumbai Indians.