Champions League T20: Mumbai Indians v Guyana (MI v Guy) Preview, Live, Score, Streaming at Durban
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Mumbai Indians will feature in their third game of the Champions League T20 when they take on Guyana at Kingsmead in Durban. The Mumbai-Guyana game will be the only Group B match of the day and you can follow the live score of the Mumbai-Guyana match here.
1530 hours GMT or 9.00 pm IST, September 16, 2010.
The last game that was played in the Kingsmead was between Mumbai and South Australia and that had seen both sides get to 180+ runs. This was despite the kind of start that Mumbai had got, when they had scored only 59 runs in the first ten overs of the game. This speaks volumes about the pace of the track – it is hard, bouncy and after the initial few overs are completed will come on to the bat to make stroke-playing an easy proposition. One still gets the feeling that the team winning the toss will want to bat first, despite the short boundaries and the fact that South Australia chased down 180.
Mumbai Indians have lost both their games in the tournament so far, and with only two more to play, it looks like they may have to catch an early flight home. The other option for the Mumbai side is to win their two remaining games including this one, and then pray hard for a chance to qualify for the semi-finals through a better net run-rate scenario.
On the other hand, Guyana lost their first match to Bangalore, but what was worse was that they looked like a fish out of water. Or a cat on a hot tin roof. They found batting as difficult as possible, and collapsed to 103 all out – making it the second-lowest total of the CLT20 this year.
Given that both sides have to win the game, it does mean that one can expect a better performance from both. Mumbai Indians need to work on their fielding, which, at best was appalling. Guyana has a work on their hands with respect to their batting, but the problem is that they do not have too many options other than changing the batting order around. Guys like Crandon and Foo could be sent up the order.
Tendulkar will also have to work on remembering the way he went about his business in the IPL as a captain. The new-found flair is totally missing, and so is the positive intent. Difficult to see a team win with that body language on the field.
Players to look out for:
Kieron Pollard had bludgeoned the South Australian bowling apart, but now, he – along with Dwayne Bravo – will be playing against one of the teams from the Caribbean. Guyana had beaten Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-final of the tournament, for whom the pair were a part, with a 20-ball 55 whirlwind by Bravo going in vain.
Guyana will need their top-order to fire, with at least one of Travis Dowlin, Sewnarine Chattergoon or Ramnaresh Sarwan needed to bat through the innngs.
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