CLT20 2014 Mumbai Indians Vs Southern Express, Preview and Prediction.The fouth Qualifier clt20 2014 is between MI vs SE at Chhattisgarh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur on September 14, 8:00 PM, We are into the qualifying phase of the Champions League T20 (clt20) and Mumbai Indians started their campaign on the very first day of the tournament. They face the Southern Express tomorrow. Southern Express had quite of an awful start to the tournament and they were beaten comfortably by the Northern Knights in a rain intervened match. None of the bowlers of the Southern Express looked to make a mark.
In their first match, the entire batting line up struggled except the opening pair. However, Kusal Perera looked steady with the bat and will play a bigger role in the match against Mumbai Indians. Apart from him and their skipper, Jehan Mubarak, the Southern Express does not possess any batsman with international experience. This might affect them to a considerable extent and it even showed up today in their first match. Farveez Maharoof has international experience but he is more of a bowling all-rounder in the team. The same inexperience lied in the bowling department too and Jehan Mubarak was not much swift in using his bowling attack quite well.
Mumbai Indians too have some areas of concern. Their top order in the batting line up crumbled today. Ambati Rayudu and Jalaj Saxena failed to make a considerable impact today. Infact the absence of Rohit Sharma from the tournament might well affect them seriously in the middle order as they have lack of experience and depth in the middle order. The line up seems to be too much reliable upon Keiron Pollard who failed to score today. But one must not forget of the fact that Mumbai Indians do possess an intensely strong bowling attack in the likes of Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar. Also, uncapped Bumrah can bring wonders to them at times.
CLT20: Mumbai Indians Vs Southern Express, Preview and Prediction
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
SOUTHERN EXPRESS: Jehan Mubarak (C), Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunatilake, Angelo Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (W), Dilruwan Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayaratne, Farveez Maharoof, Kasun Madushanka, Yasoda Lanka, Charith Jayampathi, Sachith Pathirana, Sandaken Lakshen, Tillakaratne Sampath
On paper, Mumbai Indians is way ahead of the Southern Express as they possess a strong enough batting line up and also a bowling line up. And judging by their first games, Mumbai Indians should win this match comfortably. Also they have the bonus on the fact that Lasith Malinga, being a Sri Lankan himself knows the weaknesses of the batsmen of Southern Express. So by all respects,
Mumbai Indians hold the upper hand and we predict a chance of 80-20 in favour of Mumbai Indians.
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