Kings XI Punjab will take on African team Cape Cobras in Match 17 of the Oppo CLT20 2014 to continue their unstoppable winning stream to remain on top before reaching the semi-finals. The match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on Sunday evening, September 28, at 8 PM IST.
Riding high on three wins, Kings XI Punjab, who went to play the final in IPL and ended runners up are not on top of the Group B standings. With a formidable batting lineups, the team led by George Bailey have posted impressive runs to give their weakened bowling attack enough to defend, and back themselves to be capable of chasing down any target. The team, already brimming with confidence, have chased down 175 against Barbados Tridents last week, before sending off the Northern Knights with 215 runs and dismissing them for 95 in the last match.
Cape Cobras are recovering confidence with their last win over Barbados Tridents in the Super Over on Friday, with their eyes on the currently ongoing match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Barbados Tridents. If the Tridents emerge victorious, it will not have any bearing on which two teams from Group B progress to the semi-finals. If the Barbados Tridents get the better of the Hobart Hurricanes, then Justin Ontong-led team will know that the equation for them is clear – win this match and enter the race for semifinals. a loss in this match would see them packing off to return home.
Where to Watch/ Live streaming Information:
Match 13 of the CLT20 2014 will begin at 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 (in Hindi) and Star Sports HD1 in India while the live telecast will be available in Pakistan on PTV.
For cricket fans in the US, ESPN will provide live telecast while the option for live streaming is available HERE. Those in Canada can watch the match on Sportsnet or online HERE. Middle East and North Africa viewers can clickHERE, while the match will be available live online in South Africa and Sub Saharan region HERE. Rest of the world fans can access the game onlineHERE.
List of TV Channels worldwide:
1. SKY TV – New Zealand
2. Star Cricket — Southeast Asia
3. Astro – Malaysia
4. Star Sports – South Asia
5. Gazi TV – Bangladesh
6. PTV – Pakistan
7. OSN – Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region
8. Supersport – Sub Saharan Africa
9. Eurosport – UK & Europe
10. ESPN – USA, Caribbean & South America
11. Sportsnet – Canada
12. www.starsports.com – Rest of the World
For live score, visit www.starsports.com.
The Cape Cobras bowlers and coaches are otherwise training themselves to encounter the dangerous trio of Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. Punjab team’s Manan Vohra has been striking the ball to better Sehwag, while skipper George Bailey, Thisara Perera and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha are focusing on a decent hit in the middle.
Cape Cobras opening pair Richard Levi and Hashim Amla – who shone in the team’s previous match against Barbados Tridents – are yet to make the team strong so the middle order can build on it. Sybrand Engelbrecht, who must be riding him on confidence after his performance in the Super Over on Friday, is an interesting addition to the Cape Cobras lineup. The Cape Cobras is expecting bowlers Charl Langeveldt and Vernon Philander to do plenty of damage in their eight overs.
The Kings XI Punjab batsmen have scored at the rate of 9.62 runs per over against the quick bowlers, as against 8.18 runs per over against the spinners so far.
Hashim Amla plays first and sets targets. In the 38 innings he has batted first, he has scored 1106 runs at a strike-rate of 132.46, going on to post 50-plus scores on 8 occasions. In comparison, in the 32 run-chases that he has made, he has scored 722 runs at a strike-rate of 108.90, reaching the 50-run mark only twice.
Prediction: Kings XI Punjab stand a fair chance to win the game.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (C), Thisara Perera, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Shivam Sharma.
Cape Cobras:Justin Ontong (C), Hashim Amla, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas (W), Sybrand Engelbrecht.