Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2014 playoffs preview

I know the word 'momentum' is an oft-abused word in this format but the way Kolkata and Mumbai have played towards the end of the league stage, I am inclined to go for one of them. Mumbai lost both their games to Chennai earlier in the competition but their overall record against CSK is very good (10-7 in favour of Mumbai), so it's not as if they do not know how to beat them. I am also not sure how much to read into this but I interviewed Rohit Sharma earlier in the day and there was a sense of contained confidence in the way he spoke. Have a good finals too mate, difficult follow-up after the Rajasthan-Mumbai and the Kolkata-Hyderabad game.

28 May 2014
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2014 playoffs preview

Unfortunately the game has been postponed to tomorrow because of a thunderstorm. Thankfully the organisers did not leave it abandoned and declared a lucky winner and decided to play it next day.

28 May 2014
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2014 playoffs preview

Fair call that Albatross, Kolkata's momentum is a big thing and to add to that, given that this isn't a knock-out - the losing team does not go out - that fear factor is reduced that much more.

27 May 2014
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