|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.
I'm back with prediction for this match between KKR and HH. First let's analyze both teams.
KKR invincibility continues to 14 matches, can they make it 15? Yes they can. They are on the top of their performance and they have got confidence to do so. When a dhakkan player like Yusuf Pathan opens the bowling for a team then you can guess the confidence level of that team. There was a time when KKR considered Yusuf Pathan a burden which they continue to carry till date thanks to Khan-Khan bhaiwad. Shahrukh Khan likes big khan and hence he is in team.
KKR batting have been always dodgy and in last match they did a trial of batting first after winning toss to boost their confidence in that department and they manage to win the match batting first,
KKR's bowling was little bit tested in last match when Sunil Narine was hit all over the ground in initial overs only to restore his reputation later,
Overall KKR looks like a team with in-form batsmen and bowlers, top that up with their confidence level, their strategy and a 14 winning streak and you get the whole picture.
Hobart Hurricanes: HH are not a weak team like rest of other overseas franchise. Amongst all the overseas franchise HH are the best and full with international players. Their bowling is their strength and given the fast that KKR's batting is not their strength, HH can dent KKR's batting line. But again vice versa is also true. KKR mystery man and chinaman will make HH batsmen dizzy.
Weather: It's predicted to be sunny so rain should not cause any problem.
The Ground: Here is very interesting fact about Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. In this championship all teams chasing have won the matches. And guess what KKR even manage to topple CSK chasing the score. So here again if KKR manage to stick to their plan and do what they have been doing i.e. win the toss and bowl first then they are winner well before Kick Off.
Ok, now the business end of prediction.
Match: KKR will win, irrespective of batting first or second.
KKR winning chances: 90%
Lambi: 160-175 any team batting first.
Session: 70 any team batting first.
Overall this match is a sure win for KKR.
Risk: KKR's overconfidence can sink them.
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thank u munnabhai, toss ka bhi bata do. agar kkr pahle batting karti hai to fir kya hoga?
Yaar toss ka bhi koi prediction hota hai kya? Kyon lagate to toss per. Toss is 50-50 event and gambling on 50-50 event is always a loss. I never bet on toss and predict toss.
The only time I bet on toss is when MS Dhoni is involved. He has got great luck in winning tosses. Look at his toss winning ratio he baffles all. You can safely bet on Dhoni to win toss and at the end you will be in profit. Apart from Dhoni don't bet on tosses.
YES MSD WIL WIN THE TOSS
Bhai ye apka prediction hai ya aapko confirm report mili hai. Mere prediction k hisab se HE favourite aayengaa aur jyada vepar KKR pr hoga toh match usko win krdegey.
I'm neither a match fixer nor do I collect match fixing details from underground bookies. I predict based on stats and past match analysis viz. past results, scores, pitch conditions, etc etc.
Munna bhai thank u.i cant watch matches live.so I follow u.i m very busy.i do have a good sense of prediction but since I dont watch matches live.i cannot figure out the performance of the teams by my means.so I read the predictions of intellectuals like you.first raju bhai was there but he seems to be 50-50 guy.then I found u very smart.can I bet on kkr today.one more thing,sometimes u can predict the outcome 100%. I have done that before but since I cannot watch matches live,I m not able to do that.munna bhai u r like my guardian.u guide me. Thank u once again
Raju bhai predictions plz .......we r waiting for your valuable predictions .....
where is raju bhai....come bai
Bhai KKR going to bat second !!! Plz give the correct prediction
Here are updated predictions after KKR lost toss and Hobart are batting first.
KKR will chase down score and win the match.
KKR might face some hiccups but ultimately they will win.
Hbh can scre 180 plus ???
No way they care score 180 against Sunil N. It looks good pitch to bat on but KKR will restrict them. 180 looks like impossible score.
Session: Pass minus 1 run.
Bang on target
Munna bhai your predictions are really good....
kya lagta han kkr chase kar payega?
Easily chase ho jayega, bharosa rakho humpe.
can kkr finsh in 18 overs ??
aj hobart jitega ! ! dakhna ! ! in sha ALLAH ! ! ! ALLAh will help me today !! nahi jita hobart toh mein khatam !!
Abe bhang kha rakhi hai kya?
Lambi fail ho gaya big time. Never mind, match result is in our pocket as predicted, just 8 runs away.
KKR wins, my predictions came true.