Trinidad & Tobago will be a much more confident side with the bat after Lendl Simmons returned to form © IANS
Oct 5, 2013
After Rajasthan Royals defended their fortress at Jaipur defeating Chennai Super Kings in the first semi-final, the focus now shifts to the other semi-final between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad and Tobago at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.
While Mumbai thrashed Perth Scorchers by six wickets, T&T annihilated two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by eight wickets in their respective last league encounters.
Similar to the previous matches, the Kotla pitch is expected to be slow and the spinners will be playing a key role. Mumbai have Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha, Trinidad have the likes of Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine.
However, with short boundaries, both teams will be fancying their chances of clearing the boundaries at ease.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan.
Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Yannick Ottley, Denesh Ramdin (c&wk), Nicolas Pooran, Nevin Stewart, Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree.
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