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Champions League T20 2014 - The Closing Stages

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings will be bidding to become the third IPL team into the semi-finals - but can they beat Lahore Lions to make it?
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As we go into the final stages of the 2014 Champions League the race for the last semi-final place is hotting up. Make sure you keep up to date with all the news.

While Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes have already booked their places in the semis, after completing wins in Group B, Group A still has a spot for the second place.

Kolkata Knight Riders have already qualified for the semi-final with three back-to-back victories and are at the top of the table.

However, it could be either Chennai Super Kings or Lahore Lions who will grab the second spot in the Group A points table. Chennai are placed second at the moment with 10 points but have played all four of their group stage games. Lahore Lions, however, have one more game left and need to win their final game against the Perth Scorchers.

TV coverage for the final stages of the champions league 2014 will be shared worldwide with the likes of Sky Sports, ESPN and Star Sports.

Before the first ball was bowled in the Champions League T20 2014, we had predicted that the IPL teams would be the favourites to come through to the final stages. As it has turned out, it looks like three out of the four places will be IPL teams - Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.

If I was a betting man, my money would be on the ‘in-form’ team at the moment - Kolkata Knight Riders - although Kings XI Punjab are unbeaten and also looking to take the richest prize in cricket!

The Champions League is one of the most exciting cricket tournaments in the world and provides a platform for most of the top T20 cricket players to perform at the highest level of the game. If you want a little more insight into who we think are going to win this year, watch our Mr Predictor TV programme – Champions League Special here.

Mr Predictor TV was launched in 2011, and has had over 500,000 views since its inception. To date we have covered a range of cricket competitions, championships and Tests including the Ashes, the IPL, the County Championship, and the Champions League T20

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