Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab - first return fixture of IPL 2015. These two teams have already locked horns before in IPL 2015. RR came up with an impressive win in the last match. Will Kings XI Punjab return honours with a win here at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad? Watch Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab live streaming on Star Sports and HotStar live match streaming app. Enjoy IPL 8 live telecast on Sony Six and Set Max with live Hindi and English commentary.
Rajasthan Royals was fighting it out with Chennai Super Kings for the top spot in rankings. But in the first RR vs CSK match, RR emerged as clear winners. Hence they are now dominating the points tally with 10 points (five out of five wins). Chennai has three wins out of four matches and hence on second spot with six points. Kings XI Punjab dominated the points table last year but at this juncture they are at sixth spot with only one win out of four matches.
Rajasthan Royals saw the return of their regular captain Shane Watson against CSK. He scored 73 from 47 balls to see his team win. Ajinkya Rahane again came up with a good score to prove his consistency. His last four scores are 47, 46, 62 and 76. He alongwith Steve Smith and Shane Watson can give a good start to the innings for RR.
Kings XI Punjab finished runners-up in IPL 2014. This year they seem to be struggling. One of the prime reason could be the failure of Glenn Maxwell so far. Even Virender Sehwag isn't scoring consistently. George Bailey is the only player for the team to have scored a 50 this year.
Sandeep Sharma has been the pick of the bowlers for Kings XI Punjab. If other bowlers can provide more breakthroughs, Bailey would feel relieved. For RR, Pravin Tambe picks important wickets while they have Faulkner, Watson, Southee and Chris Morris to clinch the top ones.
Last year these two teams faced twice and Kings XI Punjab emerged as winners. First match went their way due to the heroics of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. They clinched the second match, thanks to some brilliant performances from Shaun Marsh and Axar Patel.
Let us see which team has an upper hand today here at Ahmedabad.