Gayle storm hit the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru yet again! Man of the match Chris Gayle hammered Kings XI Punjab bowlers all over the park to score 117 runs from just 57 balls with 12 sixes and 7 fours. In return, chasing a target of 227 Kings XI were bowled out for 88! Lot more exciting matches to follow in the IPL 2015. We have a double header today. Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrishers Hyderabad match to be played at 4pm today (venue - Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai) and Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils at 8pm today (venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata).
Rajasthan Royals would be aiming a finish at the top of points tally. Currently they are placed on spot number two just below Chennai Super Kings. RR has earned 14 points from 11 matches. After a slide down in their performances, the team has regained the winning ways. Their last match against Delhi Daredevils fetched them a much deserved win.
Sunrisers Hyderabad still have a chance to reach the playoffs. Ideally they need to aim a win in each of the remaining matches. They are currently at the seventh position in the points tally. They have eight points from nine matches. Although they have big wins against RCB, KKR and CSK all they lack is consistency. The team relies too much on the performances of the skipper David Warner.
The other match features defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders who are sitting on the fourth position in points tally. They can't be complacent as couple of wins can drag them down in the bottom half of the table. They have 11 points from 10 matches. They are favourites for today's match against Delhi Daredevils. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are doing a good job at the top of the order. Likes of Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell are providing a good all round performance. Bradd Hogg is pick of the bowler for Gambhir at this moment.
Delhi Daredevils played well against Mumbai Indians just to see a loss in the end. It was good see a fighting knock from Yuvraj to anchor the innings to a decent score. The team needs another inspirational knock from skipper JP Duminy.
Including these two matches we would already be through 42 exciting matches in IPL 2015. With few more matches to go we expect lot more excitement. The tournament is still wide open!