MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, two times IPL champions, will open their Pepsi IPL 2015 campaign with a clash against the Delhi Daredevils on Thursday, the second day of IPL 8 season today at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, for Match 2 at 8:00 PM IST.
Where to Watch Live
Today’s match of IPL 2015 will start at 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) and the live broadcast is is available in five languages in India on Sony Six (English), Sony Max (Hindi), Sony Kix (Tamil and Telugu) and Sony Aath (Bengali). For digital or online live streaming, IPL fans can visit HotStar.
For British fans of IPL, it is on Sky Sports, while the online live streaming will be available at Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports. Viewers in the Gulf or the Middle East can catch it on OSN TV channel, while those who want to watch the live-streaming can access the match on OSN website at OSN Play.
IPL broadcasting TV channels:
|Indian Sub Continent||Sony Max & Six|
|Middle East & North Africa||OSN Cricket|
|South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport|
|UK & Europe||Sky Sports|
|United States of America||ESPN|
|HongKong||Now TV (PCCW)|
|Singapore||StarHub & Singtel|
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MS Dhoni-led CSK, who always reach the top 4 in IPL series will make a fresh beginning tonight at Chennai, their home front. They were eliminated last year in the Qualifie 2 and won the title twice in the past in 2010 and 2011.
The Delhi Daredevils, who have always endured with some difficult times and finished at the floor of the table in IPL 2014, but their team has Yuvraj Singh, who cannot be brushed aside now. On bowlers front, their target will be Brendon McCullum, who had shown his mettle at the recently concluded ODI World Cup.
Usual that the Delhi Daredevils must have spent a lot of time strategizing ways to pack him off as quickly as possible.Besides, Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni will be making their maximum show in Chennai tonight.
The Delhi Daredevils, with their rejigged team will be hoping for better results. In a team that doesn’t boast of too many wins and big names, is dependent on its skipper JP Duminy to lead from the front. The South African was the Delhi Daredevils’ top run-getter last season, with 410 runs and an impressive strike-rate of 134.42.
This year, many will be watching Yuvraj Singh too — the left-hander was signed up at the Pepsi IPL 2015 Player Auction for a record price of Rs. 16 Crore. Yuvraj, 33, has a lot to offer for Delhi Daredevils this time and Pepsi IPL 2015 could just be a platform for him to revive his ambitions of wanting to get back in the national team.
Zaheer Khan, together with Mohammed Shami, is pitted against a raging Brendon McCullum, making it more gripping tonight to watch for. Zaheer, whose last uear outing has had McCullum’s number on 8 occasions in international cricket, knows how to outsmart the Kiwi batsman. Mohammed Shami with his excellent bowling in the World Cup 2015, will be expected to keep the CSK opener quiet.
History shows that the Chennai Super Kings have generally dominated contests against the Delhi Daredevils as out of 14 matches, the CSK have won 10, including in each of the last six meetings against DD.
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is the most-experienced captain in the T20 format as he has captained so far 185 T20 matches.
JP Duminy will become the 8th player to captain the Delhi Daredevils after Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, James Hopes, Mahela Jayawardene, David Warner and Kevin Pietersen.
Yuvraj Singh has scored more runs against the Delhi Daredevils than against any other team. With 1851 runs to his credit in the IPL, 342 runs have been scored in 11 innings against DD. In DD jersey, he will be taking the field in Chennai.
Prediction: MS Dhoni is unlikely to relent if his team misses today’s glory of winning the opener and so will be his opponent team Delhi Daredevils with Yuvraj in his full form.