Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rajasthan vs Hyderabad & Bangalore vs Mumbai

IPL 2013 live streaming continues online as we are almost at the half way mark of the double round robin stage. Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will be the 36th match of IPL 2013 and we look back at the last 35 matches we just feel WOW! Almost all the matches have comprised of some fighting bowling and good batting. And not to forget some good fielding and flying catches too. With the same excitement we enter into another IPL weekend with today's matches previewed below:

Match - Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue - Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 

The host Rajasthan Royals were beaten in their last two outings away from home and they would breathe a sigh of relief as they play today's match at home. They haven't lost any match at home this year and hence they would feel confident about winning this one. They shouldn't lose heart about the last two losses because they gave a tough fight but ultimately lost to the two teams that are on top two positions of points tally viz. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
Rajasthan faces Hyderabad for the first time this year
Riding high on the success of Dravid, Rahane and Watson; this team has to look beyond them because over dependability on few players will not be a good sign for future matches. Bowling wise they have more options in terms of Watson, Trivedi, Chandela and the impressive Faulkner.

Sunrisers Hyderabad also lost their last match against Chennai Super Kings. After posting a good total on the board and providing a good bowling fight, ultimately they lost. Good innings from Michael Hussey and MS Dhoni took away the match from their grasp. 

With Shikhar Dhawan into the team now, they can get back to their winning ways. Likes of Dhawan, Sammy, White and Perera can win matches for this team easily. This team shines when we talk about their bowling department. Who won't like to have world's best bowler in their team? Dale Steyn plays a major role in their victories and so does Amit Mishra who is just one wicket away from the Purple Cap.

Match - Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Spectators at the Wankhede Stadium this time won't only be excited to see Sachin Tendulkar but they would love to see Gayle in form again. He scored the fastest century in the known history of cricket in RCB's last IPL match. His towering 17 sixes were worth a watch and fans would love to see more from him today.

AB de Villiers plays small but impactful knocks for the team. He has played an equally important role in team's victories. The skipper Kohli has scored a lot of runs and very recently toppled by his team mate Chris Gayle for the Orange Cap.
Can Mumbai Indians stop the winning march of Royal Challengers Bangalore?
Mumbai Indians have lost track after a good start to this year's IPL. Apart from their last win against Kolkata Knight Riders, they have been lack lustred in the recent matches. They need to find the winning form again if they have to enter the top four teams again.

In absence of Ponting, Rohit Sharma is leading the team and hopefully this factor will bring a change in team's attitude. Sachin Tendulkar hasn't been scoring enough but thanks to the good middle order, team is doing good in batting. 

Bowling wise it is good to see that Mumbai Indian's prime bowler Lasith Malinga has found his rhythm back and he is bowling unplayable yorkers again. If this team has to compete the unstoppable Bangalore's team, they would need a team effort and equally good contributions from all including Sachin, Rohit, Pollard, Smith, Karthik, etc.

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