Today IPL Match 53 will see two major teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings clash on the grounds of Bangalore’s Chinanaswamy Stadium at 4 pm IST.
RCB, with 5 wins from 13 matches, cannot aspire to get a chance to play the Playoffs as their recent outing showed poor bowling that made it difficult for team to chase 195 runs and loose the game. Today’s match, last in the series for RCB at Bangalore will be another to test their patience to win for the sake of home team playing at the home ground.
Chennai Super Kings, already qualified for the Playoffs, have posted 185 runs in their latet outing though they were blown away by David Warner and others.
Time: 4:00pm IST (2:30pm GST, 10:30am GMT), Saturday 24th May 2014.
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Where to Watch Live:
Set Max & Sony Six TV channels in India.
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.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, with their best batting line should realize that it should have bid for better bowlers for the team instead of betting the entire season on its batsmen. Great names like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and AB de Villiers should walk in to any World XI – at least in T20 cricket but bowlers should complement their efforts. Despite the disappointing season they’ve had, RCB msay try to please the home crowd on Saturday, if not winning or losing the game.
Scores in CSK’s recent matches show an improvement on the batting front. From 138 on a difficult track against RCB, to 154 against Kolkata Knight Riders and 185 most recently against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the batsmen are now chasing the runs. Suresh Raina has made his presence felt with half-centuries in two of his last three innings. Opener Dwayne Smith, with 500 runs so far, is CSK’s top run-getter.
Despite winning their 2 recent matches against the Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore trail 7-8 in the head-to-head with CSK.
In 3 of the 4 matches played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium so far, the team batting first has scored more than 180. The overall average first-innings total in IPL matches at Bangalore is 169.
In 40 IPL matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, a total of 497 sixes have been hit, an average of 12 sixes per match.
Prediction: CSK may win as RCB is riding down the hill in a match that is their last in the season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Sachin Rana, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Abu Nechim, Varun Aaron, Albie Morkel, Ravi Rampaul, Rilee Rossouw, Ashok Dinda, Shadab Jakati, Yogesh Takawale, Vijay Zol, Tanmay Mishra, Harshal Patel and Sandeep Warrior.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastings.