IPL 2014 Schedule: Forthcoming Fixtures, TV and Live Stream Info and Form Guide

Jason PettigroveContributor IMay 2, 2014

The IPL has provided it's usual mix of excitement and skill.
The IPL has provided it's usual mix of excitement and skill.Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press

The Indian Premier League continues apace as it moves back to India for the final month of the tournament.

As expected, this high-octane form of the game has provided constant entertainment par excellence, and the crowd have been kept on the edge of their seats by some quite brilliant matches.

Run chases, big hits, laser-guided bowling and outstanding individual moments of great skill—we've had it all.

 

IPL 2014: Upcoming Fixtures, TV and Live Stream Info
MatchDateTimeTV InfoLive Stream
Mumbai Indians vs. Kings XI PunjabSaturday May 310:30 a.m. BST/5:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Delhi Daredevils vs. Rajhastan RoyalsSaturday May 32:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Sunrisers HyderabadSunday May 42:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Rajhastan Royals vs. Kolkata Knight RidersMonday May 510:30 a.m. BST/5:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Delhi Daredevils vs. Chennai Super KingsMonday May 52:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers BangaloreTuesday May 62:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Delhi Daredevils vs. Kolkata Knight RidersWednesday May 710:30 a.m. BST/5:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Kings XI Punjab vs. Chennai Super KingsWednesday May 72:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Rajhastan Royals vs. Sunrisers HyderabadThursday May 82:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kings XI PunjabFriday May 910:30 a.m. BST/5:30 a.m ETITV4 (UK)/Willow TV (USA)ITV Player (UK only)/GoCricket.com
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Form Guide 

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 22:  Sachin Tendulkar of Mumbai bats during the Champions League twenty20 match between Sydney Sixers and Mumbai Indians at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on October 22, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky / Gallo
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Poor old Mumbai Indians. Last year's winners of the IPL have endured an absolutely miserable time throughout this year's tournament.

Their most recent loss, an agonising 15-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad, was their fifth in a row, and they remain rooted to the bottom without a single point.

It was also the closest they had come to getting their first points on the board, having lost two of the previous three by seven wickets and the other by six wickets.

Kieron Pollard has been the standout player for the Indians, and his powerful and well-crafted 78 deserved to be a match-winning knock against the Sunrisers.

It was only the second time this series that an Indians batsman had gone past 50, the first time belonging to Rohit Sharma.

Per NDTV.com, Mumbai coach John Wright noted, "Getting someone like Pollard back to form is a big boost ahead of heading back to Mumbai."

 

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 19:  Gautam Gambhir of Delhi hits out past Kumar Sangakarra of Kings XI during the  IPL T20 match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab on April 19, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
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At the opposite end of the scale enjoying a fine IPL tournament are the Kings XI Punjab. A perfect five wins out of five gives them huge confidence heading into their next couple of fixtures.

First up is the rock-bottom Indians. With the likes of Virender Sehwag contributing well with the bat and Mitchell Johnson, Sandeep Sharma and Rishi Dahwan at their destructive best with the ball, you can't really look past them for another win.

There simply has been no stopping Kings XI. Even when they have low-scored—132-9 against the Kolkata Knight Riders last time out being a perfect example—they've not once looked troubled. That particular game turned into a procession as Sharma and Akshar Patel blitzed the Knight Riders to 109 all out.

Johnson will be sure to contribute as he has done throughout the series, as will the top-scoring batsman of the entire series. Glenn Maxwell has 300 runs in his five innings so far with a top score of 95.

 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 20: Suresh Raina of CSK holds on to the catch to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar of Mumbai for 2 runs during the Karbonn Smart CLT20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on October
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Of the rest, Chennai Super Kings sit just below Kings XI. Their only loss was to the front-runners courtesy of that astonishing 95 in 43 balls from Maxwell.

The three spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja and Pawan Negi, have all performed well, and the Kolkata Knight Riders were restricted to just 84 in the match between the two after a masterful bowling performance.

CSK haven't been too shabby with the bat either. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum contributed 104 to an overall total of 146 for five against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Kiwi in particular looks in fine fettle every time he's at the crease, showing great variety in his stroke play.

Rajhastan Royals play in two out of the next four matches and have a decent chance to put some pressure on the top two and take themselves away from the chasing pack that are all marooned on four points.

It promises to be a fascinating week's play with endless twists and turns. Fasten your seat belts.