Mumbai Indians v T&T, 2nd semi-final, CLT20, Delhi October 4, 2013

T&T look to gatecrash IPL teams' party

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Match facts

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Start time 2000 (1430 GMT)

Big Picture

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.

They are the reigning IPL champions and, as their captain Rohit Sharma said after the win against Scorchers, seem to be peaking at the right time. Should T&T complete another giant killing, though, there'll be a footnote to the game: Mumbai's last game in this tournament is likely to be Sachin Tendulkar's last in limited-overs cricket. Also, Tendulkar is 26 runs short of 50,000 runs in all recognised cricket.

In the spotlight

Without a doubt, the performance of Sunil Narine can prove to be the breaking point for either team. His eight wickets have been worth their weight in gold - add to that his economy rate of 4.31 and his ability to strike at key moments of the game, and you know you've got a match-winner on your hands. Also, he has a good record against Mumbai - in five innings against them, he has taken 9 wickets, with an economy of 5.16.

Harbhajan Singh will be feeling the pressure, after claiming a solitary wicket for 72 runs in the competition so far. His Champions League record, overall, is average, with 13 wickets in 15 matches at an unflattering economy of 7.06. However, in his only other match against T&T, in the 2011 edition, he produced one of his best T20 spells with 3 for 22. He will hope to repeat - or better - come Saturday.

Quotes

"Ramdin's men know my game well but I know theirs too, so it's going to be interesting this Saturday."
Mumbai Indians' Kieron Pollard on going up against his T&T team-mates

"Yes, we miss Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Kevon Cooper, but we're used to it now as it's been happening to us for years. The other guys are stepping up to the plate and that's good news for us."
David Williams, Trindad & Tobago coach

Rohan Sharma is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on October 5, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    Overseas players have flopped badly for IPL teams this year. Have to laugh at people who say IPL needs foreign players. Michael Hussey played a couple of good innings for CSK but was overshadowed by Raina. Praveen Tambe has been the star of the show for RR and not the foreign players. MI's imports haven't set the world on fire either. IPL owners have to be careful not to overbid for overrated foreign players next season. Will help India's foreign exchange as well. LOL

  • rajib_bd on October 5, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Narine will shows his ability against MI. Let's see the drama.

  • on October 5, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    If T&T wins this tournament they should drop Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Kevon Cooper from T&T team.

  • on October 5, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    the format isn't right. IPL teams will always have the upper hand with their teams packed with international players. The format has to change by excluding the 4 IPL teams and adding the Indian domestic team. What a joke this tournament has been. Shame!!!!

  • KingOwl on October 5, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    Without Malinga, I think Mumbai are very significantly weakened. Let's see whether they can still do it.

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    too bad the more matches T&T wins the more of our players get poached by international teams

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    T & T will win this match and RR will bag the trophy. This will be the great tribute to the great legend Rahul Bhai's cricket history.

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    best batsmen in mumbai --SMITH,POLLARD,ROHIT,...TT can counter them with twelve overs of NARINE,RAMPUAL and BADRI ... hence mark my words it would be a cake walk for T&T unless MUMBAI would spring a surprise in their bowling attack and their batting order

  • siddhartha87 on October 5, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    T& T will win this. Another legend from T & T will born today.

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    If everything wouls have been fair in the semi final we would have seen Titans and Otago

  • on October 5, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    Overseas players have flopped badly for IPL teams this year. Have to laugh at people who say IPL needs foreign players. Michael Hussey played a couple of good innings for CSK but was overshadowed by Raina. Praveen Tambe has been the star of the show for RR and not the foreign players. MI's imports haven't set the world on fire either. IPL owners have to be careful not to overbid for overrated foreign players next season. Will help India's foreign exchange as well. LOL

  • rajib_bd on October 5, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Narine will shows his ability against MI. Let's see the drama.

  • on October 5, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    If T&T wins this tournament they should drop Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Kevon Cooper from T&T team.

  • on October 5, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    the format isn't right. IPL teams will always have the upper hand with their teams packed with international players. The format has to change by excluding the 4 IPL teams and adding the Indian domestic team. What a joke this tournament has been. Shame!!!!

  • KingOwl on October 5, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    Without Malinga, I think Mumbai are very significantly weakened. Let's see whether they can still do it.

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    too bad the more matches T&T wins the more of our players get poached by international teams

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    T & T will win this match and RR will bag the trophy. This will be the great tribute to the great legend Rahul Bhai's cricket history.

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    best batsmen in mumbai --SMITH,POLLARD,ROHIT,...TT can counter them with twelve overs of NARINE,RAMPUAL and BADRI ... hence mark my words it would be a cake walk for T&T unless MUMBAI would spring a surprise in their bowling attack and their batting order

  • siddhartha87 on October 5, 2013, 12:28 GMT

    T& T will win this. Another legend from T & T will born today.

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    If everything wouls have been fair in the semi final we would have seen Titans and Otago

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    MI be on your guard. Don't take them for granted. Don't take Pollard's comment very seriously --that MI had more IPL experience and that will give MI an edge. Not necessarily. This is a different occasion; a different match!

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    T&T could be TNT, on their day. Tri-Nitro-Toluene! Real explosive. While we keep on reminiscing about the "blast from the past", TNT could explode right on our faces. So, oh my MI be on your guard. Don't take them for granted. Don't take Pollard's comment very seriously --that MI had more IPL experience and that will give MI an edge. Not necessarily. This is a different occasion; a different match!

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    @JustIPL

    Some ordinary local Indian players playing extra-ordinary cricket under the leadership of Dravid made RR the team to watch. They aren't seen by your gloom eyes. Where are the Aussie greats? They are seen in IPL in large numbers but as usual no performance. Aussie greats have disappeared with the retirements of Hyden, Gilly, Mcgrath. Haven't you seen Great Ponting struggling here? IPL viewership increased by numerous local talents. The international stars are for promos and they are looking faint with 1 inning show. When you are hoping for T&T victory, it proves you are not sure about them. Still I reckon T&T is among top 4 teams. Sachin or Dravid are still assets for IND teams. It's all about Dravid's captaincy that single handedly took RR in final.

    @Dravid_Gravitas_Atheist

    When you say to comment on article, it applicable to you first. Better I would see nice work on article only from you other than muddy, hatery, personal scripts.

  • Ganesh_Kuruvi on October 5, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    Whatever the reason today's match won't be boring it's going to be super bowling ( T & T) vs power packed Batting ( MI) . No doubt on 100% thrill!!!

  • on October 5, 2013, 12:00 GMT

    Trinidad and Tobago , we all in :D

  • on October 5, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    Get the facts, Trinidad and Tobago will win. They have 3 bowlers in the CLT20 2013 top 10, They have 3 batsmen in the top 10, give them credit they have 5 players from the T20 world Champions team. SMELL the Blows. Today Mumbai. Tomorrow the TROPHY. BEST of luck, The best team will win T&T. (Uncle Nirmal)

  • ryan16 on October 5, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    T&T is the only team left in the CL that don't have over seas players with million dollar contracts. They have done excellent and I know they will be victorious.

  • on October 5, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    All the Very Best T&T... We'll be cheering for you

  • Ashwani1979 on October 5, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    If mumbai Indians have to win this match, they should play Mitchel Johnason. It gives some sort of Variety to their bowling attack. If they took 2-3 wickets of T& T in the first 6 overs , they will surely win this match. Its going to be a final between R.R and M.I.

  • JustIPL on October 5, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    MI should drop tendulkar who has been good for nothing. IPL teams are keeping on with Temdulkar, Dravid, Murali Vijay just because they have strength due to foreign player which covers these three. Aussie greats were so good even after retirement and actually made IPL worth watching. Indian teams should have tried new talent instead of these three but kept on as CLT20 is an indian tournament and indians want to have their say. Dravid finds his middle stump dancing even against perth scorcher jrs. Murali runs ridiculously like a rabbit, tendulkar still achieving invisible milestones. Hope TnT turn the tables on MI and break the RR myth whose 13th win became luckier by 14 runs.

  • Kiran.Nalla on October 5, 2013, 11:04 GMT

    It would be RR and MI final..........bye T&T

  • StevieS on October 5, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    Come on Phantom96, no one in their right mind would think Mumbai are a better team than Otago. Otago would destroy thier average bowling attack and they rely on 2 West Indian batsman to score all their runs. They key for anyone playing Mumbai is to not get Tendulkar out, thats where Perth lost the game, they should of dropped the catch.

  • on October 5, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    i think T&T will win the match.

  • on October 5, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Best of luck T&T.

  • on October 5, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    If T&ΠΆ win it will be a boring final.

  • JustIPL on October 5, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    T&T have guts to win this title for west indies in the absence of otago who were favorites to win the tournament. Also, T & T are the only non indian outfit left in contention during the knock out stage and all want them to be victorious.

  • on October 5, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    mi have 5 big match player dwayne smith,kieron pollard,bhajji,coulter nile,rohit sharma and t&t have two darren bravo and narine .if mi need to win this game then they should score 190+.

  • on October 5, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    Naraine and Badree will be thrashed easily to longon by RS .

  • on October 5, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    I think Glenn Maxwell should be played instead of Mitchell Johnson. Delhi wicket is not suitable for Mitchell Johnson, who did not looked in the greatest of form in earlier games. Maxwell can hit some lusty blows in power play overs and his tricky off-spin will be more than handy at the Delhi pitch.

  • Phantom96 on October 5, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    @Romain Khan pollard and dwayne smith are completely capable of handling spin. pollard smashes it out of the park. of course narine will be different because he is quality but badree will be ruined. Lendl simmons will not be in the final, and will never deserved an ipl contract, he is terrible

  • 11_Warrior on October 5, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    T&T will win this game and loose the final. This is my forecast, anyone want challenge?

  • Phantom96 on October 5, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    @Gagg you have no clue if otago would have beaten mumbai. both teams lost to rr in the last over when they were chasing about the same score. both took advantage of perth. only difference is that otago luckily scraped through by the skin of their teeth against when mumbai won quite comfortably. I amazed that you think otago was robbed when mumbai would have destroyed you

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 5, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    @Mandu Bharadwaj, thanks but no thanks! Since when posters started giving permission to fellow posters to post on this board? The article is not about me. Comment on the article please. Thanks for your quality understanding.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 5, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    @sachinisawesome, you are right. Good one again bro. At least, there are fans like you who acknowledge facts.

  • StevieS on October 5, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    And Otago did get robbed, the game VS MI was rained out, MI then played a game where they new exactly how much the need to win by against a team of club cricketers. You think they would of won in that amount of time if they didn't know? Otago won 6 games and only lost one in the last over and that team that narrowly beat us just trashed Chennai.

  • StevieS on October 5, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    rsgarcia yes I know T&T lost players, all the teams did except the IPL teams, but the SA and Australian teams were worse hit. You should be thanking your lucky stars that you are playing MI and not Otago as obviously you would get thrashed by Otago who are a much better team on paper and form.

  • paps123 on October 5, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    MI shud play Aditya Tare in place of SRT. Over the last 2-3 years Tare has done much better for MI than SRT, but thats not going to happen, isn't it. Unlucky Tare....

  • on October 5, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    they dont look strong. Apart from simmons others dont look great. If this team was the same as in the first CLT20 then yes for sure they might take the trophy.

  • on October 5, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    MI has an army of coaches/ Advisers. So it is easy for its owners to add two more: Sachin & Bhajji. (Then, they may have enough to field a playing XI , exclusively from their support staff, to challenge the support staff of the other IPL Teams)

  • on October 5, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    MI are much stronger both on paper and on field....it's just how they deal with unpredictability that cricket presents us and more so with turns and twists jn T20 game...looking forward to an exciting game of cricket

  • bhavukchamp on October 5, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    Sachin has always been a threat if he stays longer whichever format it may be.

    He keeps his strike rate according to the situation. He'll never waste too many balls so as to give an edge to any other. He'll either get out or make runs at faster rate.

  • sachinisawesome on October 5, 2013, 6:44 GMT

    @ Dravid_Gravitas_Atheist Kinda like Dravid who was dismissed and CSK lost the match.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on October 5, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    Just looking to the world's fastest bowler to thrill us with his 95+ mph scorchers and a few wickets being smashed out as well to build on his aura with the Ashes coming. Bring it on Mitch ! As to the game, hope TT wins and goes to the finals.The men from the W Indies have been a pleasure in the CL right from 1st edition and I back them to win it now .They deserve it!

  • on October 5, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    only Non-IPL team? don't the odds favor when there are 4 IPL teams

  • on October 5, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    It will be a sachin vs dravid final..

  • on October 5, 2013, 6:12 GMT

    So of the three in-form batsmen for MI, two are WI, and both of whom are vulnerable to spin. Don't be surprised that 8 overs between Narine and Badree will suffocate the MI hard hitters or even stroke players. When it comes to batting, I have little doubt that Lendl will decimate MI. He is not as fully recognized in T20 circles but I think after tomorrow's game and the finals, he will have cemented his place in an IPL squad.

  • on October 5, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    T&T can win this.... And win the final..this team is a force to reckon with!!!!!!

  • ProdigyA on October 5, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    Though this is a t20 game and anything can happen on the day, MI are a much much stronger on paper, at least four times stronger than t&t.

  • on October 5, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas_Atheist

    There is nothing usual in your comments than throwing mud on SRT whichever best way you do in every forum. Cricket is not being played on statistics or on one player. Both teams are strong enough to make it into final. A team which play better on a particular day will go through. Your comments are lowering the quality of this forum. But I will still say Don't stop writing here.

    @Nampally

    Unpredictable Delhi pitch is the concern point of the match and I believe it hampered CSK against T&T earlier. This type of pitch is better suit for West Indians players. All depend on Badree & Narine V/S MI.

    Best wishes to Both MI & T&T.

  • on October 5, 2013, 4:42 GMT

    @Greatest_Game

    Imported players are getting a lot of money w.r.t. their performances. They are filling numbers here and occasional shine in one or two innings max. Their impact were never seen with what they carrying hype with them. E.g. Steyn, Duminy, Albie Morkel, Morris. Exceptions are Hodge, Smith Dwayne. But these are discarded by their respective nations. Local Indian players are overshadowing them which unfortunately you don't see. E.g. Tambe, Shukla, Karn sharma, Samson, V. malik, Rishi Dhawan (Uncapped players) along with current IND players. IPL/CLT20 are just carnivals which give opportunities to imported players to get handsome perk for a month long journey. Their resp can't afford to give 25% of those for whole calender year. Unfortunate news for you that IND players are more competitive than Proteas now & it is difficult to digest for some one like you.

    Don't get carried away

  • kidbuu00700 on October 5, 2013, 4:30 GMT

    Looking forward to today's game. Hope T& T will win the clt20. Go for it!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 5, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    It will be a contest between MI batting vs T&T bowling.

  • on October 5, 2013, 3:54 GMT

    t & T will win this game surelysunil naraine will be the men of the match.pollard will out on duck.

  • on October 5, 2013, 3:27 GMT

    GO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO!!!!! We're supporting the boyz 100%

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 5, 2013, 3:24 GMT

    T&T should have their plan cut-out - don't dismiss Statchin. T&T's win will then take care of itself. It will be a disaster for T&T if they dismiss Statchin early. Simple as that.

  • on October 5, 2013, 3:06 GMT

    WATCH OUT MI- Mission Impossible for T&T also. Their bowling attack is better and they have CPL experience also!

  • Greatest_Game on October 5, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    Just to be at all competitive in club cricket, Indian teams have to import the world's best players. Without foreign nationals, India can't even compete at club level. Sad.

  • jimbond on October 5, 2013, 1:43 GMT

    One would like T&T to win, but MI is clearly the superior team, by a long distance. Sunil Narine is no longer the mystery spinner he used to be a couple of seasons ago. I think most batsmen in MI play him quite well now. Finally it boils down to how MI bowl- which is where I think they are weak. T&T would be familiar with how to tackle the bowling of a Smith or a Pollard.

  • on October 5, 2013, 1:38 GMT

    Hey..Sachin will be playing Ipl...Final..Watch out for That

  • on October 5, 2013, 1:24 GMT

    The atmosphere is building for an exciting contest.The star of the showdown is Sunil Narine.His mesmerizing skill has baffled every batter. his team mates are super fighters who have supported him well. We spoke of Warne,Murli,Harbajan and many more,yet there has not been a single bowler to fit the profile of Sunil Narine.He is a rare find,for sure he doesn't have records behind his name,but no one has cleverly read him or dare to plunder an attack on him. I am sure he will make a masterful test bowler.'I will watch the show.

  • Nampally on October 5, 2013, 0:28 GMT

    RR saved MI's bacon by beating the Otago. Had Otago won, MI would not have been made the Semi's. Now MI can take that a step further by beating T & T. MI has strong batting line up but relatively average bowling with Johnson & Coultier-Nile being the main bowlers. Harbhajan & Ojha, the spinners have not done much in the earlier matches. MI need one more bowler- maybe Rishi Dhawan- the seamer. Pollard can chip in with a couple of overs as will Smith. Maybe Rohit Sharma needs to try a couple of overs. On the other hand, T & T have Narine as their trump card along with Rampal & Emrit in support. In batting T & T rely heavily on Bravo, Simmons & Ramdin. So it is battle between strong batting of MI vs. an all round T & T - can bat & bowl but few big names. If MI batting rises to task, which it should or else kiss good bye, then they are capable of hitting a 200 total. Has T & T got enough batting to MI total, remains to be seen. Fielding will decide the game on an unpredictable Delhi pitch

  • rsgarcia on October 4, 2013, 23:41 GMT

    @gsingh7 how can you say T&T have weak bowling and batting? We defended 135, bowled out a team for 118, and batted 160 and 188. Compare that to how MI got to the semis and I think you'll see we're not weak in any department.

    @Gagg, are you kidding me? There are Trinis on every team in the semis--that's how badly we were robbed. We lost ALL our star players except Narine. Young Darren is a prodigy, but not yet a star, and Rampaul, has always been an excellent player, but not considered a star. Our team brought young boys, most of whom played no international cricket at this level, and they showed the world what they made of. What prevented the Australian, New Zealand and South African teams from doing the same, especially since we're supposed to be 'minnows' and they the 'big' teams? Otago lost fair and square. Deal with it. Give credit where credit is due. We were dealt the worst hand--we have risen above it. Whatever my boys do tomorrow, I will be proud. Go T&T!

  • on October 4, 2013, 22:56 GMT

    this is our last tournament as "trinidad and tobago"

    ....

    lets win it not for club... but country

    !!!

  • on October 4, 2013, 22:44 GMT

    Full support to my West indies representatives.... Smith-0 lil Master-0 and Pollard -0.......

    Sweet Sweet TnT

  • Mr.Lock on October 4, 2013, 21:19 GMT

    MI have rode their luck more than warranted. Poor team and should be humiliated in this game, I hope. (nothing against MI fans, just against the overrated and luck ridden team)

  • dsuperguy on October 4, 2013, 20:34 GMT

    Indians from the East (Mumbai-ans) meet Indians from the West (West Indians)

    Big Match...Big Excitement.....

  • dsuperguy on October 4, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    .....backing T&T ...surprise in store for MI

  • ronaldgreat on October 4, 2013, 20:16 GMT

    RED FORCE WIll WIn it for WI

  • ronaldgreat on October 4, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    TnT is in the ascendancy and should beat MI. Cpt Ramdin is looking for that perfect finish which would only come in the finals against Royals. My second pick was MI but TnT is too good now. All support for Ramdin who have captained the side like he hungry for this trophy. A West Indian side to beat all Indian sides......yeahhhhhh

  • StevieS on October 4, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    Of course they are the only non IPL team, the other teams have lost ALL their best players and Otago was robbed. Take the top 4 players from the IPL teams and they would be lucky to get past the qualifying stages. I like the idea of a champions trophy but can the ICC start one up where only the top team from each country gets to play and if there is a conflict then the player gets to play for his countries domestic team.

  • CricketChat on October 4, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    I think T&T has a slight edge with their superior bowling attack. It will be good to watch the battle between Smith and Pollard from MI against their country men. I remember what Sammy said when Sunrisers beat T&T earlier in the tournament.

  • on October 4, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    Go T N T, win this one for the Caribbean.

  • on October 4, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    simmons and narine r the player for trinidad who can take them to final..

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 4, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Surely this will be the last time a nation called Trinidad and Tobago competes against 'cities'. So this will be T&T vs. Mumbai. I am glad this farce will be over and next year the Red Steel or whatever CPL team qualifies gets to compete against other teams similar to them; packed with players from different domestic regions and from overseas. T&T should have played at the world T20 level instead of as the West Indies because I personally feel T&T can be a genuine international team on their own. This will be a good game simply because T&T are on a roll and the Mumbai Indians have beaten all odds to get to the semis. It's too close to call. MI are favourites but T&T will be silently confident.

  • on October 4, 2013, 18:22 GMT

    mi should bat.otherwise they will choke.hoping mi to win these game easily

  • on October 4, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    T &T all the way, Pollard is embaraased and making excuses, super king has IPL experience and T&t embarassed them. SAME FAITH AWAITS MUMBAI INDIANS.

  • on October 4, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Yes DK... this is the last time T&T competes as a nation. Red Steel is a franchise team. I still remember that final against NSW... also that super over loss.... gosh Rampaul and Ganga's tactics irked me. Lol.

    But I love my team, and I expect them to win this year's tournament. Let's go Red Force!!!!

  • gsingh7 on October 4, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    mi to win by a landslide. come on mi , win big here . t and t have weak bowling and batting lineups.only their fielding is better than mi.

  • on October 4, 2013, 15:20 GMT

    This is Red FORCE not Red Steel. It's big huge massive difference.

  • on October 4, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    Its scary excitement here in the Caribbean! Wow T&T would come good for us Windies!!!!! #Redsteel

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  • on October 4, 2013, 14:57 GMT

    Its scary excitement here in the Caribbean! Wow T&T would come good for us Windies!!!!! #Redsteel

  • on October 4, 2013, 15:20 GMT

    This is Red FORCE not Red Steel. It's big huge massive difference.

  • gsingh7 on October 4, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    mi to win by a landslide. come on mi , win big here . t and t have weak bowling and batting lineups.only their fielding is better than mi.

  • on October 4, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    Yes DK... this is the last time T&T competes as a nation. Red Steel is a franchise team. I still remember that final against NSW... also that super over loss.... gosh Rampaul and Ganga's tactics irked me. Lol.

    But I love my team, and I expect them to win this year's tournament. Let's go Red Force!!!!

  • on October 4, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    T &T all the way, Pollard is embaraased and making excuses, super king has IPL experience and T&t embarassed them. SAME FAITH AWAITS MUMBAI INDIANS.

  • on October 4, 2013, 18:22 GMT

    mi should bat.otherwise they will choke.hoping mi to win these game easily

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 4, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Surely this will be the last time a nation called Trinidad and Tobago competes against 'cities'. So this will be T&T vs. Mumbai. I am glad this farce will be over and next year the Red Steel or whatever CPL team qualifies gets to compete against other teams similar to them; packed with players from different domestic regions and from overseas. T&T should have played at the world T20 level instead of as the West Indies because I personally feel T&T can be a genuine international team on their own. This will be a good game simply because T&T are on a roll and the Mumbai Indians have beaten all odds to get to the semis. It's too close to call. MI are favourites but T&T will be silently confident.

  • on October 4, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    simmons and narine r the player for trinidad who can take them to final..

  • on October 4, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    Go T N T, win this one for the Caribbean.

  • CricketChat on October 4, 2013, 19:53 GMT

    I think T&T has a slight edge with their superior bowling attack. It will be good to watch the battle between Smith and Pollard from MI against their country men. I remember what Sammy said when Sunrisers beat T&T earlier in the tournament.