The teams that began the journey of IPL 2014 will clash once again, in Cuttack this time. Mumbai Indians will come face to face with Kolkata Knight Riders. While MI has been in the lower side of the table, KKR has risen to the fourth position. This match is very important as Mumbai can tie their points with KKR on winning this match and rise towards the upper side of the table. Both the teams have come in good shape. While KKR have their captain performing splendidly, MI has risen with Lendl Simmons and their favorite Pollard. Here are five people who can change the game in the 40th Match this season.
1. Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders)
This right handed batsman is a talented stroke maker who has all the shots in the book. With 302 runs in the nine matches he has played, this opener has made KKR stronger. His partnerships with Gambhir have been the reason for the team’s victory.
2. Piyush Chawla (Kolkata Knight Riders)
This right handed leg spinner has strengthened KKR’s bowling front and has taken some huge wickets. Having taken 8 wickets in the 6 matches he has played and took three huge wickets in their last match against KXIP.
3. Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians)
He is known for not following the techniques and has made it worked. This fast bowler has taken huge wickets for MI this season too. With 15 wickets in 9 matches, he needs to be feared. He knows how to take wickets without giving out runs.
4. Lendl Simmons (Mumbai Indians)
His West Indian was brought into MI in the hope of saving the team from its bottom position and he has done just that. With an outstanding 106 runs in mere 2 matches, he knows how to hit big. His strikes are bound to reach the boundary.
5. Dark Horse: Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The captain has gotten his charm back and is working his magic in the recent matches. He has scored 238 runs in the nine matches he has played and made an extraordinary 63 of 45 balls in KKR’s last match against Kings XI Punjab. He has led his team to victory and needs to be looked out for by MI.
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