Cricket fans will want to watch live online when the Rajasthan Royals face Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2015 Match 11, as Rajasthan looks to stay undefeated with the best record in the Indian Premier League. The match also marks the home opener for Sunrisers in their brand new Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Information on how to catch Thursday’s Rajasthan Royals vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad match live online can be found below. The match is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. India Standard Time. That’s 10:30 a.m. on April 16 United States Eastern Time, 7:30 a.m. Pacific.
The Rajasthan Royals are off to a slam-bang start in the IPL 2015 campaign, dispatching Kings XI Punjab, the Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians in quick succession over just five days.
Their 3-0 record is one better than the 2-0 Chennai Super Kings, who entered the tournament as favorites. But Chennai holds the advantage in net run rate, at +1.15 to +0.64. Super Kings face winless Mumbai on Friday, and a win coupled with a Rajasthan loss to Sunrisers would almost certainly lift Chennai into first place on the NRR tiebreaker.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started off their season with disheartening 45-run defeat to Chennai, but rebounded with an eight-wicket win over a faltering Royal Challengers Bangalore. Captained by Australian international standout David Warner, Sunrisers hope their momentum continues into their home stadium debut.
But fellow Australians Steve Smith and James Faulkner have played crucial roles in the Royals’ run so far, making up for the injury loss of captain Shane Watson — yet another star of the Australian World Cup winning side last month — who now expects to return for the Royals home contest Sunday against Chennai in what looks to be the biggest match of the young Indian Premier League season.
But Rajasthan must first dispatch bowling-rich Hyderabad on the road to keep their streak alive and set up a showdown of undefeated sides on April 19.
The India-based site Cric HD will stream Thursday’s match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site carries large amounts of online ads that could cause problems for some browsers.
For the most reliable live online stream of Rajasthan Royals vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad, cricket fans might consider shelling out the subscription fee for ESPN Cricket. For access, visit this link. Viewers in India should try Star Sports to follow the match live online.
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