Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens

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After a thrilling batting adventure from Chris Gayle, hope things are now settled and set for a match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. The Eden Gardens hosts another match and we can expect a full house simply for two reasons 1) Kolkata playing home 2) Sachin Tendulkar's birthday. We all witnessed a brilliant century by Sachin at Sharjah in 1998 against Australia. Let us hope we get to see similar such feat from the master at the Eden Garden today.

Kolkata Knight Riders are certainly feeling the pressure of defending champions tag. After a good start to the season they slumped in performance and overall managed just two wins out of six. Last time they played on the home ground was on 20th April against CSK and they lost it. This time KKR must be well prepared for a tough contest as they are  badly in need of a win.

Gautam Gambhir is over burdened with batting responsibilities. Even if he does well, the middle order is brittle and has badly misfired. It seems Yusuf Pathan would again open the innings with Gambhir. A lot is expected from the likes of Kallis, Morgan and Tiwary.

On the other hand Mumbai was doing pretty well in the earlier stages and similar to Kolkata they also observed a slump in performance. The latest loss was against the woeful Delhi Daredevils. A brilliant knock from Rohit Sharma went in vain as Mumbai lost to Delhi due to a dashing innings from Virender Sehwag. 

After three wins from six matches, Mumbai need to win more now to compete with the top four teams. A streak of wins will help Mumbai gain a position again in the top four. Is Sachin due for a big knock on his birthday or will it be KKR's day today? All our questions would be answered today.

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