Rajasthan Royals will clash with Kings XI Punjab to get a berth to play in the prestigious Playoffs of Pepsi IPL 2014 season. The Match 52 will be begin at 8 pm IST on Friday at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali in Punjab.
Time: Friday, May 23, 2014, 8 pm IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Where to Watch Live: Set Max & Sony Six
IPL 2014 on TV Channels Worldwide:
|3||Middle East||OSN Network|
|6||India||Set Max & Sony Six|
|9||Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network|
|10||United Kingdom||ITV Networks Ltd|
|12||United States||Willow TV international|
|13||New Zealand||Sky NZ|
For US viewers, the play starts at 9:30am CST with Willow TV providing Live coverage. US viewers can watch thematch live on mobile and internet by clicking here. Live coverage in the UK is on ITV 4. Click here for live streaming link. For Rest of the World, click here to know how to watch the match live.
For INTERNET & MOBILE:
1. India Internet – GoCricket.com & StarSports.com
2. USA – www.willow.tv
3. Rest of World Internet – GoCricket.com &www.youtube.com/gocricket
4. IPL mobile streaming in India: StarSports.com, nexGTV / GoCricket (apps)
5. IPL mobile stream outside India: youtube.com/gocricketand GoCricket apps.
For LIVE SCORE, click HERE.
Ironic but both teams faced their near death in the hands of Mumbai Indian in their previous matches. KXIP, despite their prowess and power being on top of the table had to turn around and bid for more wins to be certainly the top chosen four.
RR will be vying for a position at the thrid and fourth in the Playoffs spots and today’s match will be crucial for them to get a berth in the top four slots.
Kings XI Punjab, known for their bowling attack, have been steady right through the season in the batting that has won them majority of the games with the likes of Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and Virender Sehwag.
The Rajasthan Royals, who play as a team under captain Shane Watson, never rely on one or two individuals but put in collective effort to win a game. The top two players Ajinkya Rahane and captain Shane Watson, need applaud but all the team members cherish a win always.
The Rajasthan Royals have made so far 8-4 win-loss record over Kings XI Punjab in 12 previous meetings.
The Rajasthan Royals posted 191 runs on the board, riding on half-centuries from Sanju Samson and Shane Watson.
Kings XI Punjab, riding on Glenn Maxwell’s 89 and a cameo from David Miller (51), got a seven-wicket victory in the 19th over.
Kings XI Punjab have recorded the most 30-run as a pair in this season – 29. Rajasthan Royals have the second-most such partnerships – 23.
Prediction: Kings XI Punjab may win the match as they are in form today but RR may give last-minute surprise.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Patel, Thisara Perera, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Manan Vohra, Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Beuran Hendricks, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, Murali Kartik, Mandeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur.
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson (c), Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Brad Hodge, Steven Smith, Abhishek Nayar, Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ankush Bains, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Deepak Hooda, Rajat Bhatia, Kevon Cooper, Iqbal Abdulla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe, Karun Nair, Dishant Yagnik.