Cricket fans can watch the 18th match of IPL 2015 live online Tuesday, and Kings XI Punjab face undefeated Rajasthan Royals, looking to avenge a loss in Rajasthan 11 days earlier and in the process become the first Indian Premier League side to knock the Royals off their winning perch.
Information can be found below on how to watch Kings XI Punjab at Rajasthan Royals streaming live online from Sardar Patel Stadium in sizzling hot Ahmedebad, where temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees Fahrenheit — 38 degrees Celsius — by the 8 p.m. India Standard Time first ball.
On April 10, in the third match of the 2015 IPL, Rajasthan opened their season by cruising past King’s XI in that team’s own opener by a comfortable 26 runs, holding Punjab to just 136/8.
Since then, the “Double Rs” have proven unstoppable, running the table in their first five matches — culminating in an eight wicket, 110-ball demolition of another previously unbeaten team, Chennai Super Kings, on Sunday.
Rajasthan won their first four games in the absence of Captain Shane Watson, who sat out with a hip injury suffered in pre-season training. When Watson returned to the side against Chennai, the Royals looked even more dominant.
The Australian captain combined with Ajinkya Rahane for an IPL record 144-run opening partnership. Watson piled up 73 runs from 47 balls before being dismissed as the Royals easily chased down Chennai’s 157.
Kings XI Punjab, who made it all the way to the IPL Final in 2014, have yet to get untracked in the current campaign, with just one win out of four. On Saturday, they dropped a four wicket decision to Kolkata Knight Riders in a rematch of last year’s championship match.
The India-based site Cric HD will stream the match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site carries large amounts of both pop-up and embedded ads that could cause browser crashes and other online slowdowns.
For the most reliable live online stream of Kolkata Knight Riders vs. King XI Punjab, cricket fans can purchase a subscription to ESPN Cricket. For access, visit this link. Viewers in India should try Star Sports to follow the match live online. First ball is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 7:30 a.m. Pacific.
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