Fans of IPL cricket can watch the 2015 season’s 16th match live online as the Mumbai Indians face Royal Challengers Bangalore, with floundering Mumbai still in search of their first win, in what promises to be a slugging affair with two powerful lineups going up against the other side’s questionable bowling attack.
To watch Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore streaming live online from M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore Sunday, April 19 — and find out if the Indians will become the first Indian Premier League team to lose its first five games for two straight years — see the information below.
For Bangalore, even their All-Star batting lineup has yet to fulfill its promise, with A.B. De Villiers, Virat Kolhi and Chris Gayle yet to get going — though Gayle posted one spectacular innings, putting up 96 against Kolkata Knight Riders last week.
The Royal Challengers bowling corps has struggled to make up for the absence of Australia’s World Cup hero Mitchell Starc, who stayed in his home country as the IPL season got underway to recover from some knee soreness that developed as he led Australia to its fifth World Cup championship.
But according to some reports out of the Bangalore camp, Starc could make his 2015 IPL debut as soon as Sunday’s match against Mumbai.
“We are expecting him to be in the team on Sunday or as soon as possible. He is decent, and is in good form which always is a plus point,” said Royal Challengers and West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy. “He has had a good year, especially in white ball cricket. So, to have him here to lead the attack would be massive.”
For Mumbai, they will again lean on the productivity of Harbhajan Singh, who ranks behind only Glen Maxwell, Virender Sehwag and Gayle among the IPL leaders with a 152.88 strike rate.
The India-based site Cric HD will stream Sunday’s late match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site comes with quite a few pop-up and embedded ads that could make online viewing difficult.
For the most reliable live online stream of Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore, cricket fans should consider paying the subscription fee for ESPN Cricket. For access, go to this link. Viewers in India should go to Star Sports to follow the match live online. First ball is set for at 8 p.m. India Standard Time, which is 10:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 7:30 a.m. Pacific.
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