Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

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Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby SuperGLS » Wed May 28, 2014 2:25 am

Winner goes through and loser goes home.

I should be rooting for Chennai since Mumbai knocked out Rajasthan, but, it's so hard to root for CSK. Hmm.
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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby bharathh » Wed May 28, 2014 3:13 am

I like this format of the knockout stage a lot. It places value on dominating the league.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 9:05 am

SuperGLS wrote:Winner goes through and loser goes home.

I should be rooting for Chennai since Mumbai knocked out Rajasthan, but, it's so hard to root for CSK. Hmm.


Same feeling here.

OTOH, I DO like Dhoni, so it's a little less difficult for me. :grin:

Have still not got over the Rajasthan defeat. :(

The last time I felt so depressed after a cricket match was when BCCI won the ODI World Cup in 2011.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Ankur » Wed May 28, 2014 9:33 am

bharathh wrote:I like this format of the knockout stage a lot. It places value on dominating the league.


Yep top 2 teams have 37.5% chance of winning the trophy instead of traditional 25%.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Asim » Wed May 28, 2014 2:20 pm

bharathh wrote:I like this format of the knockout stage a lot. It places value on dominating the league.


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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Going South » Wed May 28, 2014 2:39 pm

I say give incentive for domination only not for sneaking in at the last minute with a few point lead barely due to run rate.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Chennai is a pretty weak team this season.
I'm surprised they even got this far.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 3:24 pm

Going South wrote:I say give incentive for domination only not for sneaking in at the last minute with a few point lead barely due to run rate.


Somebody is still hurting. :grin:

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Asim » Wed May 28, 2014 3:43 pm

The way Mumbai have qualified, they will be very hard to stop now. Well done to them, they made some poor decisions with selections at the start but got it right with Simmons who has made a very big difference.

KKR always looked the most balanced side from the beginning, not surprised they have reached the final stages.
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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Going South » Wed May 28, 2014 4:11 pm

Respectable target by Mumbai.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 4:15 pm

Asim wrote:The way Mumbai have qualified, they will be very hard to stop now. Well done to them, they made some poor decisions with selections at the start but got it right with Simmons who has made a very big difference.

KKR always looked the most balanced side from the beginning, not surprised they have reached the final stages.

Tbh, I considered KKR's batting weak at the start of the tournament.
Have never rated Gambhir in T20s.
And never expected Uthappa to hit such a purple streak.
Yousuf Pathan took time to start delivering.
Manish Pandey had one or two good IPL knocks ages ago, then faded away.
Shakib had done nothing till now in the IPL.

So all in all, I didn't rate their batting much.

Now they've suddenly turned their batting around. Guys are hitting peak form, they look like chasing or setting any target.

Their bowling was always dangerous.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Asim » Wed May 28, 2014 4:28 pm

Quite a few teams, either had strong batting or bowling very few sides if any apart from KKR had decent batting line up and bowling too, with
all rounders too (Shakib, KAllis) who were good enough for IPL.

Uthappa, Gambhir, Pathan, Shakib might be hit and miss in international T20s but chances of them doing well in IPL (familiar conditions) with only 1 quality bowler or 2 at best to face were always going to perform.

They always had the bowling.
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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Going South » Wed May 28, 2014 4:51 pm

For me failure of steyn as a T20 bowler is so disappointing. He is the reason Hyderabad failed to make it.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Going South » Wed May 28, 2014 4:57 pm

Smith departs. Fat lady just ordered for a soda.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Asim » Wed May 28, 2014 5:00 pm

Going South wrote:For me failure of steyn as a T20 bowler is so disappointing. He is the reason Hyderabad failed to make it.



Was he taking IPl seriously?
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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 5:44 pm

22 required off 24.
20 came off that Ojha over.

Will Chennai choke?

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Ankur » Wed May 28, 2014 5:47 pm

Ojha is the joke of this season.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 5:54 pm

Good bye, Mumbai Indians!

I'd like to say "It was nice knowing you", but I won't lie. It wasn't.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Ankur » Wed May 28, 2014 5:55 pm

raja wrote:Chennai is a pretty weak team this season.
I'm surprised they even got this far.



CSk is the only one of the 4 playoff team that have qualified on basis of solid and consistent performances instead of flashy one off innings. The down side is the form team KXIP beat the crap out of them, twice.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 6:06 pm

My dislike for Mumbai Indians has nothing to do with Mumbai the city, or its people.
I love Mumbai.

It's just that right from my early days, Mumbai was THE big daddy of Indian cricket.
It was full of star players - and used to keep winning everything, thrashing everybody.
Even if the team was in a difficult situation, the Mumbai "khadoos" mentality would come to the fore - and they'd win.

Beating Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, beating West Zone in the Duleep Trophy was rare - and very special.

That has carried over to Mumbai Indians also.

Not that I support CSK (no way! I hope they lose to Punjab) but I am happy to see Mumbai Indians lose.

They knocked out my Rajasthan team the other day - that hurt a lot.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby Going South » Wed May 28, 2014 6:11 pm

Happy for Mumbai loss sad for chennai win. ;)

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 6:13 pm

Going South wrote:Happy for Mumbai loss sad for chennai win. ;)

Unfortunately one team had to win. :grin:

Though I do like Dhoni. And there's something romantic about a David Hussey coming in so late in the tournament - and at this age - running between the wickets the way he is. Lovely little innings by him.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby GpeL » Wed May 28, 2014 6:17 pm

I like dhoni (except his hairstyle) but I hate chennai the city and its denizens for a personal reason.. but my daughter is a CSK fan so I am not.. so I can get her to scream on me when I say something funny about their team.

:D so KKR or CSK who ever wins I am ok with it.. as my son is KKR feller.. It would be fun to watch CSK and KKR in finals with thse two trying to win the match here at home as if they were actually playing.

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby raja » Wed May 28, 2014 6:21 pm

Is Srini still in charge of CSK?
I have a vague feeling I read a while ago that he had resigned from some position. But he held so many, I'm not sure which one it was. :-)

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby GpeL » Wed May 28, 2014 6:31 pm

he isnit but that mayanappan still is lingering thereabouts

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby finger_power » Wed May 28, 2014 11:21 pm

Chennai batting is unstoppable

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Re: Eliminator: Mumbai v Chennai

Postby SuperGLS » Thu May 29, 2014 2:46 am

Raina again comes through when it matters. How much does he make? Anyone know?
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