Last night Mumbai Indians thumped Chennai Super Kings to make it to the finals. CSK gets another life as they would wait for the winners of tonight's match RCB vs RR to face them in the second qualifier. Watch tonight's eliminator match starting live at 8pm from MCA International Stadium in Pune. Star Sports will provide live streaming online whereas HotStar will provide live streaming on mobile. Sony Six and Sony Max will provide live IPL TV telecast with live English and Hindi commentary.
Royal Challengers Bangalore got a slow start just like Mumbai Indians but they gained momentum in the second half of this IPL. The last match they played in this IPL served them an opportunity to finish in top two and meet CSK at Wankhede Stadium. But undone by rain they had to share points with Delhi Daredevils and they had to play the eliminator tonight. Overall they had 16 points - 14 from seven wins and two points from two rain affected games.
Royal Challengers have always pitched in a very strong team. But somehow they have managed to underperform every season. With the likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc, Virat Kohli and many more in the team, this year they deserve to lift the trophy. They haven't been very consistent in terms of winning too many matches on the trot. If they can win three straight matches from here on they would clinch the title for the first time.
Rajasthan Royals have seen a track similar to Chennai Super Kings this year. These two teams got a flying start but they struggled with losses in the second half. The series of losses was a bit more severe for Rajashtan Royals. They clinched a superb win over mighty Kolkata Knight Riders to take a spot in the final four. Shane Watson rose to the occasion with a big ton followed by some good bowling effort.
Some cricket experts are terming RCB as the favourites tonight, while many believe Rajasthan Royals could prove difficult to beat tonight. With seven wins apiece to these teams in the head to head stats, let us see which teams betters the record here at Pune. Stay tuned for more updates on IPL 2015 and India vs Bangladesh 2015 cricket series with kicks off soon.