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By Pandit Anil Chaubey
The 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 is going to be played out between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Kolkata, having won their last two matches, will be looking to carry forward their good form and make it three in a row. Mumbai, too won their last match against Hyderabad and will be looking for a victory in this crucial tie.
Bot the teams made poor starts to their campaigns this season, but have gradually found form. The last time Kolkata played in Cuttack, they had won. They are expected to win the toss and bat first in this tie.
KKR have depended a lot on Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa at the top of the order to set up the platform for their recent successful chases, and these two men are expected to fire against Mumbai as well. Apart from Rohit Sharma for Mumbai, Ambati Rayudu too has found some form going with two consecutive fifties in the last two matches. And both these batsmen are expected to fire against Kolkata.
Predictions suggest Kolkata will have the last laugh in this encounter and could win the match by a rough margin of around 10 runs. Looks like we are in for a close encounter.
|Match Date||May 14, 2014||8pm|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai Indians|
|Who will bat first?||Yes|
|Key players||Hits||Gautam Gambhir||Rohit Sharma|
|Jacques Kallis||Ambati Rayadu|
|Flops||Piyush Chawla||Lendl Simmons|
|Sunil Narine||Corey Anderson|
|Score||First 10 overs||75-90/3||70-85/3|
|Next 10 overs||70-85/3||70-80/4|
(Pandit Anil Chaubey is a renowned astrologer, based in New Delhi. He started learning astrology at a very young age and has been making accurate predictions and providing astrology based solutions for his clients in India and abroad. He has devised his own mechanisms to make precise predictions, which his clients have found really useful in life and business. He writes regular columns on box office prediction for movies and astrology based customised predictions for celebrities.)
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