Yes this IPL season has got a little better opening in terms of tight finishes! First match was high scoring and last match with a modest target went to the wire. CSK nailed a win over Delhi Daredevils by just one run. That brings in more excitement, isn't it? Today we will see two heavyweights lock horns - Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals in the third match of IPL 2015. Watch live streaming on Star Sports website and HotStar mobile app. Enjoy live telecast on Sony Six, Sony Pix and Sony Max with live Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and English commentary.
Rajasthan Royals has a new home ground in the form of MCA International Stadium in Pune. So we can't say RR has the home advantage because even they are pretty new to this ground. It can be considered as a neutral venue for both Kings XI and RR today! All Rajasthan Royals would need to do is quickly adapt to the conditions here.
RR has a strong squad with three world cup winning players with them - Shane Watson who would lead the side, James Faulkner an exceptionally well all-rounder and Steven Smith a high scoring technically sound batsman. The management has also got in Chris Morris who is a good all rounder too. He did a good job in Ram Slam T20 league last year. In terms of all-rounders they have another good option in the form of Stuart Binny. He can score some quick runs and swing the ball in any condition.
Kings XI Punjab will also be lead by an Australian player - George Bailey. He is well known for his calm leadership much like India's MS Dhoni. The other similarity between these two would be their strength in the middle order of batting line up. Although he didn't get of batting last year, he lead his team to the finals.
Glenn Maxwell would certainly be a star today. He scored 552 runs last year at a breath-taking strike rate of 188! He showed no mercy to any bowling line ups of IPL in 2014. He got a very good support from South African left handed batsman David Miller. Not to forget the team also has explosive opener Virender Sehwag along with young guns like Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha.
This promises to be a good match with lot of runs and tight bowling too! Enjoy every moment of the match live on Star and Sony, while we would keep you updated match previews and reviews.