Two exciting matches lined up for the day. Chennai Super Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will face Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watch IPL 2015 live streaming on Star Sports and HotStar. Enjoy IPL live telecast on Sony Six and Set Max with live Hindi and English commentary.
The first match - CSK vs RCB will begin at 4pm and the venue would be MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK has been at the top of points tally almost the whole season this year. But last two matches went the other way. Although point-wise nothing is to be worried about, but the team needs to think quick in the winning direction. R Ashwin's absence is a concern and one of the frontline bowlers is regularly leaking away runs. Batsmen have got starts but none of them gone ahead to score big.
RCB started with three defeats but then they have stayed unbeaten in next four matches! That is a huge confidence booster for Virat's team. Three wins against Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals plus a wash out match against RR. Mitchell Starc has been a good boost for the RCB bowling line up.
The second match for the day - KKR vs SRH will be held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata and the match would begin at 8pm IST.
Both these teams are languishing at the middle of points tally and would be striving hard to move up the ladder. Robin Uthappa has lately clicked for the team but Gautam Gambhir has gone a bit silent. The ace in last two matches has been Andre Russell. Brad Hogg has come out of the blues and replaced Sunil Narine.
For SRH, skipper David Warner's innings hold the key. If he scores big, winning chances for the team doubles. Shikhar Dhawan has also been consistently scoring runs. In the bowling front, Dale Steyn, Praveen Kumar and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is doing a good job.
Let us see which two teams gain points and move up the points table today.