Cricket fans can watch the 20th IPL match of 2015 live online when Chennai Super Kings travel to M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to face Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match that sees this season’s IPL debut of Mitchell Starc, the dominating Australian fast bowler who was named Man Of The Series in the recent Cricket World Cup, leading his country to its fifth championship.
But the 24-year-old Starc, pictured above, suffered a nagging knee injury during the later matches in the World Cup, and that injury kept him home in Australia and unable to join Royal Challengers Bangalore — who struggled to a last-place 1-2 record in Starc’s absence.
— Mitch Starc (@mstarc56) April 20, 2015
Though their batters have yet to really get untracked, Bangalore features a powerhouse batting attack dotted with international superstars including the West Indies’ Chris Gayle, South Africa’s ODI Captain A.B. de Villiers and India’s own Virat Kolhi.
With the addition of Starc, Banglore hopes that the bowling corps will get a huge shot in the arm, turning the team’s fortunes around.
“I’m excited to play some cricket again,” Starc upon arriving in Bangalore.
“I’ve had three weeks off cricket, so it’s nice to train with the team and be back in Bangalore with the boys. It would have been nice to be here from the start, but nice to be here now. I’ll be really excited tomorrow if I get the chance to play.”
Also working in Bangalore’s favor is the fact that with only three games played, Royal Challengers have been the least active Indian Premier League team so far. League leaders Rajasthan Royals have played six, so with Starc’s arrival, Bangalore should have plenty of time to get right back in the race for a playoff berth.
On the other side, the M.S. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are looking to get back in the win column after enduring their first loss of the season, to Rajasthan on Sunday.
First ball for Chennai Super Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, India Standard Time, which is 10:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 7:30 a.m. Pacific. Also on Wednesday, in a game starting four hours earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad go on the road to face the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The India-based site CricHD will stream Wednesday’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 Chennai Super Kings 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.
[Image: Board of Control For Cricket In India]