We are into the third week of IPL 2015. Last night we saw one of the biggest nail biters of IPL history. Kings XI vs Rajasthan Royals ended in a tie followed by a breath taking super over. We hope for similar cricket today in a double header - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. Watch live streaming on Star Sports and HotStar. Watch live telecast on Sony Max and Sony Six with live English and Hindi commentary.
The first match will begin at 4pm IST. The venue is ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Sunrisers would love to move ahead in the tournament with a win at home. They face a daunting task to beat the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders today. Sunrisers rely heavily on the performances of their opener David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. If these two can cut loose and score big, KKR would certainly have to chase a big total.
KKR on the other hand have almost played like champions. They have lost just one match so far. They did a good job in their last match against Delhi Daredevils. After restricting them to a modest 146, they chased it down comprehensively. They might look to field first today as they have gained good confidence in chasing down totals. Gautam Gambhir is in supreme form. If Sunil Narine can show some magic, SRH would definitely see nightmares.
The second match will begin at 8pm IST. The venue is M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This is a high scoring venue and we can't ask for better teams to compete here. RCB and CSK are two south franchise who have big hitters in their squad. We all the amount of damange AB de Villiers can do to the opposition. And if Chris Gayle gets going, he is absolutely unstoppable. RCB also has a good bowling line up that can contain CSK hitters. But RCB bowlers have had a high economy rate so far. They need to keep a check on it.
For CSK, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina hold the key to success. If these three bat well, the team looks like the strongest in the competition. MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis can come in handy while anchoring the innings till the end. Bowling wise they look strong with R Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey and Ashish Nehra.
We can expect two high scoring matches today. Probably a night mare for bowlers but fun for the cricket fans.