|2014 Champions League Twenty20|
| Kolkata Knight Riders
||vs|| Hobart Hurricanes
ScheduleThursday, 2 October 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Four best teams out of 10 have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 and one winning two games will lift the trophy. Kolkata Knight Riders excelled in Group A, won all four matches they played and achieved 16 points whereas Hobart Hurricanes clinched three, lost one and attained 12 points. Both squads will be fighting hard in the first semi-final to reserve their berth for the final.
Robin Uthappa along with Manish Pandey shared an unbeaten association of 153 runs for the third wicket against Dolphins and secured their ends with 85 and 76. Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav and Gautam Gambhir are their competent batsmen while Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawal are capable of doing well with the ball.
Aiden Blizzard and Shoaib Malik are the highest run scorers for Hobart Hurricanes whereas Ben Dunk, Tim Paine and Jonathan Wells can make healthy contribution with the bat. Xavier Doherty grabbed four wickets in their previous match vs Barbados Tridents whereas Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus are deadly bowlers.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 16:00 local at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
A bit hot and humid day with temperatures around 20-33ᵒC.
The winning skipper can opt to bat first
The pitch has played superbly so far in the tournament and will not change its behaviour.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthapa, Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav.
Hobart Hurricanes – Tim Paine (C), Ben Dunk, Aiden Blizzard, Shoaib Malik, Travis Birt, Jonathan Wells, Evan Gulbis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin, Dough Bollinger.
Kolkata Knight Riders are favourites to win the encounter.