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IPL 2017: Qualifier 2 – MI v KKR – 5 key player battles to watch out for

The 2nd qualifier between MI and KKR will see these 5 key player battles

By Jatin Sharma -

MI and KKR will go against each other to determine who plays RPS in the finals of the IPL 2017 at Hyderabad on 21st May 2017. KKR defeated SRH in the eliminator in Bengaluru, while MI lost to RPS in Mumbai.

This important match will see many rivalries between players during the match and we map out 5 such key player battles for you.


Gautam Gambhir v Jasprit Bumrah

Gautam Gambhir has had an awesome IPL 2017 with the bat. He is sitting pretty at the no.2 spot on most runs table with 486 runs to his name with 4 fifties. Jasprit Bumrah has just continued to impress all and has taken 15 wickets so far for the MI team.

These two players will be battling it out for the powerplay supremacy, as Bumrah can bowl beautifully in the powerplay and Gambhir, if he decides to open in this match, will have to chalk out a strategy to counter Bumrah. This will a must watch encounter during the qualifier 2.