IPL was never so wide open. We are almost in the last few matches before we enter the knock out and we are yet to have the final four teams. Infact we don't even have the top two teams yet. Only CSK has qualified for the play offs but their final position is yet to be decided. Today's matches would clear the picture a bit. Watch CSK vs KXIP and KKR vs RR matches live streaming today on Hotstar mobile app and Star Sports website. Sony Six and Sony Max will bring live telecast in India on your TV sets with live Hindi and English commentary.
Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab match would begin at 4pm and the venue for this match is Mohali. The hosts Punjab, who had a forgettable season this year would like to sign off the season on a happy note. Meanwhile CSK would desperately look for a win and finish in top two teams.
Unfortunately the star for CSK this year, Brendon McCullum will play his last match this season. Later he would join his team that tours to England for a bilateral series. We would expect some fireworks from him. Glenn Maxwell has had a pretty off season this year. Will he show some of his skills before he signs off this year? Let's see!
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals is going to be even exciting. These two teams are in race for the top two positions and only one could make it if CSK wins before this match starts. Life is a bit easier for KKR, although they have to win this to ensure a berth in the playoffs, even if they lose they have a slim chance based on other results. For RR its a complete do or die situation, where they have to win or they would be eliminated.
After winning five matches on the trot, RR have completely lost way. They had couple of wash outs and just one win after the five straight wins. They are desperate for a win tonight here at the Brabourne Stadium. KKR could have nailed a berth in playoffs if they could have won a close match against Mumbai Indians. This time have to play with a killer instinct to convert a close match into a win.
It would be interesting to see how the points tally would look after the end of these two matches. Stay tuned!