(Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for Match 40 of IPL 2014. Catch the Live Score and all the Live Updates here.)
Kolkata Knight Riders take on Mumbai Indians in Match 40 of IPL 2014 at Cuttack to solidify their spot in the playoffs by staying at the 4th position in the points table with an additional 2 points to take them up to 10 points while Mumbai Indians can move a position up if they win with a good margin owing to net run rate and go as high as two places to be at the 5th place with a comprehensive win.
Delhi Daredevils is out of the competition with 8 losses in 10 games but every other team has a chance at getting a shot at the Playoffs which will keep the teams on their toes and make the players play with all their heart.
Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma have been leading their teams well in the previous few matches and their fortunes have certainly turned despite the abysmal start to the tournament.
The match will be a good contest with the KKR batting openers in good form against the always accurate Lasith Malinga and the rest of the MI bowling attack.
KKR: Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sayan Mondal, R Vinay Kumar, Andre Russell, Veer Pratap Singh.
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Lendl Simmons, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, C.M. Gautam, Apoorv Wankhade, Shreyas Gopal, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Josh Hazelwood, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk.