Mumbai Indians (MI) will clash with the Northern Knights (NK) in the final qualifier game of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) on Tuesday to win berth in the top10 stage of the tournament from the group as the Knights XI Punjab have already qualified.
Time: 8:00 PM IST (14:30 GMT); Starsports.com will provide live streaming of the match.
Where to Watch Live:
Those in Indian sub-continent – India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives can watch it live on Star Cricket and those in Pakistan can catch it on Ten Sports. Cricket fans in the Gulf or Middle East and North Africa can tune in to CricOne channel and for European viewers and those in the UK, Eurosport will provide the live telecast.
For those in Singapore, Singtel is the right channel and in Hongkong PCCW will show the CLT20 matches live, while those in China and Macau can catch it on Star Sports. For those in Australia, Fox Sports will show the matches live and for New Zealand SKY TV is the franchisee to telecast it live. In Papua New Guinea, it is Hitron TV to watch the CLT20 matches.
In Sub-Saharan and South Africa, Superspor TV channel will show CLT20 matches live and those in the US can tune in to ESPN3 and for Caribbean viewers, it will be the ESPN TV channel.
Champions League T20 will see giant performances in Raipur today, September 16 as Mumbai will have to win the match with Northern Knights to make it to the Group Stage of the tournament. After launching their campaign in Champions League T20 (CLT20) on a losing note in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians managed victory over Southern Express on Sunday 14 September in 4th Qualifier, which motivated some relief to the Mumbai side as they were struggling on the field initially.
Victory over Southern Express showed tested Mumbai’s batting strength to keep them alive in the tournament, with bowling and fielding side being major concerns for the skipper. Mumbai Indians would be keen to win against Northern Knights in Raipur on Tuesday. Northern Knights massive victory over Lahore Lions, shows spectators will witness a very close encounter between Mumbai Indians and Northern Knights. Northern Knights tops in the qualifier table with 8Points make them a giant side.
Mumbai Indians with a strong batting line-up such as Michael Hussey, Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu and Pollard has to deliver for the survival whereas Northern Knights’ bowling side, Trent Boult and Tim Southee must strike early and wish Ish Sodhi would work in the middle session. Expect an electrifying battle between Mumbai Indians and Northern Knights today as both the teams have enough ammunition to showcase a classic T20 encounter.
Prediction: Mumbai Indians will be desperate to win this game and seal a berth in the main stage and the Knights will look to carry on with the momentum that they have gained so far.
Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare (wk), Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Michael Hussey, Kieron Pollard (c), Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Lendl Simmons.
Daniel Flynn (c), Graeme Aldridge, Jono Boult, Trent Boult, Anton Devcich, DJ Harris, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, BJ Watling†, Kane Williamson, Brad Wilson.