Live Cricket Streaming today – IPL Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli - under pressure?
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Today’s live cricket streaming action from the Ipl is a double header saturday special with Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore. It’s goig to be feast of exciting T20 cricket and you can watch all the action by downloading the BT Sport app in the UK or the Hotstar app in the UK and India – check out other countries for availability.

Match Details – April 13th

Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals Mumbai 11:30 AM (10:30 GMT)

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali 3:30 PM (2:30 GMT)

Match Previews

Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Coming off last-ball thrillers, Mumbai Indians will clash against Rajasthan Royals at their home ground at the Wankhede Stadium on a double-header Saturday.

Mumbai Indians clinched a last-ball victory against Kings XI Punjab. Chasing a total of 198, openers Quinton de Kock and debutante Siddhesh Lad were dismissed after getting starts and there was not much contribution from other batsmen.

Playing probably one of the best knocks of his IPL career, stand-in captain Kieron Pollard promoted himself to number four and smashed 83 from just 31 deliveries which included three fours and 10 sixes.

Rajasthan Royal suffered a defeat against Chennai Super Kings in their last match. Playing on a big ground and a fast outfield at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the home team batted first and got off to a quick start with openers Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler scoring some quick runs.

Rahane was dismissed in the third over and Buttler followed in the fourth. There was a lull in the middle phase, credit to some good bowling from Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner.

A 28-run hand from Ben Stokes and a 7-ball 19 from Shreyas Gopal helped Rajasthan post a 151-run total on the board, which was at least 15 runs below the par score. Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Stokes struck early as Rajasthan strangled CSK at 24-4 at one point.

However, Unadkat and Riyan Parag proved a little expensive in the middle was due to which CSK remained in the game. With 18 needed from the last over, Ben Stokes raised some hope by dismissing MS Dhoni but went for a six off the last ball to gift CSK another win.

Probable playing XIs of both teams.

Rajasthan Royals- Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

Mumbai Indians- Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

The second match on double-header Saturday would be played between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a dire state and have not won even a single match out of their last six. They have already put themselves in a situation where it is almost impossible for them to qualify but if they lose this one as well, it would put an end to any hope that they might harbour.

Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel will open the batting for the team as both are among top five scorers for RCB this season. Dale Steyn will only be available to RCB from April 16, which means he will not feature in RCB's next two matches. Yuzvendra Chahal would lead their bowling attack for the time being.

 

Kings XI Punjab batters tried their best in the last match against Mumbai Indians but their bowling let them down. Lokesh Rahul smashed an unbeaten 64-ball hundred while Chris Gayle made 63 in an innings decorated with three fours and seven sixes.

The middle order could not contribute. Despite that, it were the efforts from KL Rahul which pummelled the team to 197-4.

While trying to defend the total, no Punjab bowler other than Mohammed Shami looked threatening. Shami was their pick of the bowlers and ended with figures of 4-21-3.

However, Ankit Rajput and Sam Curran gave runs in excess of 50 as the team could not defend even 197 and lost the match on the last ball.

Probable playing XI of both teams.

Kings XI Punjab- Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot

Royal Challengers Bangalore- Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

 

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