Watch live online as the IPL 2015 season heads into the home stretch as third-place Royal Challengers Bangalore travel to Chennai to seek revenge on the league-leading Super Kings, who beat RCB back on April 22. That match, despite the loss, marked a turning point in the Royal Challengers’ season.
The match saw the 2015 Indian Premier League debut of Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc, whose presence on the side, as well as his dominant deliveries, have helped take Bangalore from near the bottom of the IPL points table to where the stand now, poised for a playoff spot.
For information on how to watch the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Chennai Super Kings match live online from M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, see the bottom of this article.
Royal Challengers Banglaore have not beaten the Super Kings in Chennai since the first season of the Indian Premier League in 2008. But with Starc in the side, anything now seems possible for RCB, who are coming off a dramatic comeback win in a rain-truncated 10-over match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In their previous match, Royal Challengers appeared well on the way to a victory over second-place Rajasthan Royals, hammering 200 runs in the first innings. But then rains arrived and washed out not only Starc’s chance to bowl, but that second point for Bangalore, who split the two points with their opponents in the no-result.
On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings, despite sitting atop the IPL with 12 points at 6-3, suddenly appear to be sputtering. In their last outing they dropped a 22-run decision to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Cricket fans who watch the match live online will find a mouth-watering matchup in the very first over, when World Cup Man of the Tournament Starc goes up against New Zealand World Cup Captain Brendon McCullum in a rematch of their showdown in the World Cup Final, in which Starc and Australia prevailed.
First ball for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Chennai Super Kings is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, India Standard Time, which is 7:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 3:30 a.m. Pacific. Also on Monday, in a game starting four hours later, Sunrisers Hyderabad host the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The India-based site CricHD will stream Monday’s early match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site comes with pop-up and embedded ads that could make online viewing difficult.
For the most reliable live online stream of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Chennai Super Kings, 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.
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