Live Cricket Streaming today – IPL Final and Royal London One Day Cup Semis

Live Cricket Streaming today – IPL Final and Royal London One Day Cup Semis
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Sunday’s live cricket streaming extravaganza comes from the IPL Final, in India,  between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and the Royal London One Day Cup Semis in England.

You can watch all the action by downloading the BT Sport app in the UK and Hotstar app in the UK and India for the IPL Final and visit the county websites, or download the SkyGo app, for the Royal London One Day Cup Semis.

Match Details and Previews

Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings, Final 3:00 PM (2:00 PM GMT)   

As the two power-houses of the IPL, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, take on each other in the IPL 2019 Final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, it will be the fourth time that both teams will compete against each other for the trophy.

Both CSK and MI have won the IPL title three times each and are the joint most successful teams of the league. This final will ensure that one of the team gets one up over the other to earn some bragging rights.

If you asked CSK who they would want to face in the Final, they would probably have picked anyone but Mumbai Indians and they are exactly who CSK will have to outplay in order to lay their hands on their fourth title. Out of the 29 matches played between the two teams, MI have got the better of CSK with 17 wins as opposed to Chennai's 12.

The men in yellow have also been defeated by Rohit Sharma and Co thrice in this season itself. Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 to move to the Final, while Chennai had to take a detour by beating Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets in the Eliminator to reach the final.

Mumbai Indians are expected to bring in Ben Cutting in place of Jayant Yadav, while Chennai Super Kings might look to replace Shardul Thakur with either of Karn Sharma or Mohit Sharma.

On paper, Mumbai Indians are a far better side than Chennai Super Kings but it is the beauty of the Final that the team who plays well on that day wins the trophy, regardless of other factors. Apart from the skills, it will also be a tussle between the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni and the nerves of each and every individual in both the sides.

 Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

Mumbai Indians- Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Chennai Super Kings- Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma/Mohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

 

Royal London One Day Cup Semi Finals

Nottinghamshire v Somerset

The first of the two semi-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup will be played between Nottinghamshire and Somerset at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The venue of the match has seen some of the highest scoring games of recent times. The match between Notts and Lancashire saw 823 runs in total being scored in the same match. Trent Bridge has also been witness to some of greatest run fests of the English national team.

Notts topped their group leadersboard, in the group stage, winning six out of the eight matches. Somerset, on the other hand, started on a good note with four consecutive victories but then went on to lose their following three matches.

It was Somerset's win against Surrey that helped them to reach the quarter-finals. However, they hit their straps running in the quarters, registering a 147-run victory against Worcestershire.

Nottinghamshire have won three out of their last five matches, while Somerset have won two. Out of the last five matches played between the two teams, Notts have won three times, with Somerset winning once and one match being washed out.

Ben Slater is expected to come in for Ben Duckett and Harry Gurney for Matthew Carter for Nottinghamshire, while Somerset are likely to go unchanged.

Samit Patel, Alex Hales and skipper Steven Mullaney are the leading batsmen for Notts, while James Pattinson, Jake Ball and Luke Fletcher will be their key bowlers.

Tom Banton and Azhar Ali are expected to be the top run-getters for Somerset. Azhar Ali also showed his bowling skills in the quarter-final with a fifer. Craig Overton and Jamie Overton will lead the bowling pack of Somerset.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

Nottinghamshire- Samit Patel, Chris Nash, James Pattinson, Luke Fletcher, Alex Hales, Steven Mullaney (c), Jake Ball, Ben Slater, Joe Clarke, Harry Gurney, Tom Moores (wk)

Somerset- Tom Banton (wk), Azhar Ali, Peter Trego, James Hildreth, Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Josh Davey

Hampshire v Lancashire

The second semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup will be played between Hampshire and Lancashire at the Ageas Bowl, in Southampton.

The pitch in Southampton is a belter and the average first innings score here is 320. However, as per the stats, the team batting first will have an advantage. It will also be advisable for the team winning the toss to bat first in order to put runs on the board in a pressure game.

Both Hampshire and Lancashire have been in good rhythm. Hampshire topped the south group points table with seven wins from eight matches and qualified directly to the semi-finals. Lancashire, on the other hand, had to go through the quarter-final but the team has also won six out of their last seven matches.

Both the teams have won four out of the last five matches and will be quite confident going into this game. Out of the last five matches played between the two teams, the record is pretty even stevens as Hampshire have won three and Lancashire have won two.

With Hampshire's highest scorer of the season, Aiden Markram leaving for South Africa for the preparations of the upcoming World Cup and James Vince part of the England ODI squad, Joe Weatherly is expected to replace the South African. Lancashire are not expected to make any changes to their final XI.

Rilee Rossouw will be another Hampshire batsman to watch out. Kyle Abbott will be their leading pacer.

Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone and Dane Vilas will have the onus of putting runs on the board for Lancashire. Saqib Mahmood and James Anderson will be Lancashire's frontline bowlers.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

Hampshire– Tom Alsop (wk), Aneurin Donald, Joe Weatherley, Rilee Rossouw, James Fuller, Liam Dawson, Sam Northeast (c), Fidel Edwards, Gareth Berg, Kyle Abbott, Mason Crane

Lancashire– Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone, Steven Croft, Jake Lehmann, Dane Vilas (c)(wk), Josh Bohannon, Rob Jones, Saqib Mahmood, Graham Onions, James Anderson, Matthew Parkinson 

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