Bangalore vs. Rajasthan, IPL 2014: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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Bangalore vs. Rajasthan, IPL 2014: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
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With both teams having tasted defeat in their last games, Royal Challengers Bangalore meet the Rajasthan Royals in their latest Indian Premier League (IPL) matchup.

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Date: Sunday, May 11

Start time: 3:30 p.m. BST

Live on: Sony Six, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 1 (India), ITV4 (United Kingdom), SuperSport (South Africa), OSN (UAE) SkyTV (New Zealand), Network Ten (Australia), Channel 9 (Bangladesh), Sportsnet and Omni (Canada), Sports Max (West Indies), Geo Super (Pakistan), Starhub (Singapore).

Weather: According to Weather.com, Bangalore will be a little on the cloudy side, with temperatures peaking at 34 degrees Celsius.

 

Overview

Both teams were defeated last time out, so they will be keen to get back on track in this game, especially Bangalore who lost by a convincing margin of 32 runs to Kings XI Punjab.

Punjab batted first and racked up 198-8 from their 20 overs, with Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel and Yuvraj Singh particularly expensive bowlers for the Royal Challengers.

In reply, Bangalore lost Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli inside the first three overs, and despite the efforts of AB de Villiers with 53, they fell short on 166-9 in their innings.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan were also dealt a loss by 32 runs, this time by Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ahmedabad.

Hyderabad batted first and made a below-part 134-9 from their 20 overs, with Shane Watson and Rajat Bhatia taking three wickets apiece for the Royals.

However, in reply, Rajasthan just could not get their innings going and were dismissed for 102, with no batsman scoring more than Steven Smith’s 22 from 33 deliveries.

With both teams having tasted defeat and both pushing for a place in the playoffs, this should be an intriguing and tight game.

 

Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore (from): Virat Kohli (capt), Parthiv Patel, Tanmay Mishra, Yogesh Takawale, Vijay Zol, Yuvraj Singh, Varun Aaron, Ashok Dinda, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Sachin Rana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shadab Jakati, Sandeep Warrier, Harshal Patel, Nic Maddinson, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravi Rampaul.

Rajasthan Royals (from): Shane Watson (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Brad Hodge, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Ankush Bains, James Faulkner, Pravin Tambe, Kevon Cooper, Unmukt Chand, Steven Smith, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Iqbal Abdullah, Karun Nair, Vikramjeet Malik, Abhishek Nayar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kane Richardson, Dishant Yagnik, Tim Southee, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra.

 

Key Players

AB de Villiers

One of the best batsmen in the world regardless of what form he plays, AB de Villiers looked in good touch last time out for Bangalore.

He will be keen to carry that form into this game and lead his teammates to victory.

 

Shane Watson

Rajasthan captain Shane Watson is critical for his side with bat and ball as well as for his leadership, meaning he carries quite a burden into every game.

However, he has shown himself capable of balancing all three and will want to play a big role here to help his side to another win.

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