CLT20 2013 - After making the inaugural Champions League T20 final against New South Wales in 2009, Trinidad & Tobago have not reached the tournament's knockouts again. In this edition, the group stage got better and better for them. After a four-wicket loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their second match, they held on - helped by a late shower - in a must-win game against Titans, before shocking tournament favourites Chennai Super Kings in their final game. Their eight-wicket win against Super Kings was so comprehensive, they catapulted them into top place in Group B.
T&T's strength remains their bowling, specifically mystery spinner Sunil Narine who was the highest wicket-taker at the end of the group stage with eight scalps. While they've had the occasional sparkle from their batsmen - like Evin Lewis' quickfire 70 against Titans - it is primarily Narine, with some help from seamers Ravi Rampaul and Rayad Emrit, who has brought the team so far. Still, T&T, the only non-IPL team left in the tournament, are the underdogs in their semi-final encounter, as they face a star-laden Mumbai Indians line-up.
Mumbai's progression to the semi-finals was far trickier. A humbling seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals followed by a washout against Otago meant they faced an uphill task to go through. Upon securing a much-needed victory against Lions, they showed just what their power-packed batting is capable off, mowing down 150 in 13.2 overs (they needed to do so in 14.2) against Perth Scorchers to bump their net run rate over Otago and qualify.
First of like to congratulate all the punters and visitors of our website about yesterday's game, once again team supported by most punters have won. With this match one most important thing has also been cleared, Which is: At PunterPolls most of the people would like to go with the favourite team and we been tired say "No, this is not the case". Yesterday, CSK was the favourite team whereas most punters were supporting Royals.
Lets back to today's match: Trinidad v Mumbai Indians. MI have tournaments finest batting line-up and some very good spinners. Though Sachin and Kartik is not looking in very good touch but then Smith is looking in very good form along with Rohit Sharma, Maxwell, Pollard and Rayudu. Other hand, T&T has shown superb cricket throughout the tournament. They scored big runs as well as defend couple of descent totals. Their strength is their bowling; they have talented spinners combo (Badri-Narine) and a very good medium pacer Rampaul.
According to our experts, "Today, punters are more confused as compare to yesterday's game. One of the main reason behind this is the way T&T had played against the CSK. What punter is ignoring is the way Mumbai Indians batsmen have played on Delhi's pitch.
They do have some very good players who can play spin very well (Dinesh Kartik, Rohit Sharma, Smith and master himself ). Also they do have some very good spinners who can be very useful on this pitch and this can surprise T&T batsmen. "
So, to keep all the above mentioned reasons; our experts have decided to go with Mumbai Indians on this match.
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