Kings XI Punjab, riding high on two wins from two matches, will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 9 of IPL 2014 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 8 pm IST.
As the IPL is fast loosing its credentials among the cricket fans of India, the shift of location to UAE has further hit the low TRP rating for the matches across the country this year, coupled with low enthusiasm in the series owing to last year’s match-fixing scandal. However, following is the info required to watch the match live on TV or online.
Where to Watch Live
For US viewers, the play starts at 9:30am CST with Willow TV providing Live coverage. US viewers can watch the match live on mobile and internet by clicking here.
Play starts at 3:30pm BST. Live coverage in the UK is on ITV 4. Click here for live streaming link.
For Rest of the World, click here to know how to watch the match live.
For INTERNET & MOBILE:
2. USA – www.willow.tv
3. Canada – Rogers
4. Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza Strip, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank, Yemen – OSN
5. Pakistan – TBC
7. IPL mobile streaming in India: StarSports.com, nexGTV / GoCricket (apps)
8. IPL mobile stream outside India: youtube.com/gocricket and GoCricket apps.
IPL 2014 on TV Channels Worldwide:
|3||Middle East||OSN Network|
|6||India||Set Max & Sony Six|
|9||Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network|
|10||United Kingdom||ITV Networks Ltd|
|12||United States||Willow TV international|
|13||New Zealand||Sky NZ|
|15||Papua New Guinea||EMTV|
KXIP emerging favourites to win the series or reach the finals this season are being watched heavily among the high circles for their tactics, after they nailed down two lofty run-chases in style.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost their opening match of the season to the Rajasthan Royals. After crawling to 133 runs, SRH put in a spirited fight to defend that total. But RR snuck past the finish line, thanks to a mature knock by Stuart Binny.
KXIP will look to retain their position in the top-half of the table, while SRH will be keen to get their first points on the board.
After scores of 95 and 89 – which made him only the third player in the IPL to score 80-plus in consecutive innings – it is but obvious that there will be a lot of expectation from Glenn Maxwell. On the eve of the match, SRH coach Tom Moody confirmed that his team had done their homework on how to keep Maxwell quiet. Moody said, “We have done our thorough review and analysis on Glenn Maxwell. A lot of players in our side are pretty familiar with Maxwell, like Aaron Finch and David Warner and our assistant coach Simon Helmot, who coaches Maxwell in Melbourne. We are pretty aware of what his strengths are.”
The others in the KXIP line-up, who need to be closely followed, are David Miller and Mitchell Johnson (who was surprisingly rusty in the first two matches).
Given how potent their bowling attack is, SRH will hope their batsmen can come all guns blazing and post sufficient runs on the board. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner form a pretty formidable top order, and given the inexperience in the middle order, it is very crucial that one of the top three bats for the bulk of the innings and the top three make the bulk of the runs.
Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals: George Bailey and co. would have made note of the fact that they didn’t make the most of the fielding restrictions; they only managed 39 runs in the first six overs and only found the fence on four occasions when the field was in. KXIP will also be aware they cannot allow opportunities that come their way to slip away; David Miller put down Shane Watson in the previous match, while Murali Kartik put down a difficult return catch.
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals: Despite having the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch, David Warner and Darren Sammy – who are renowned strikers of the cricket ball – Sunrisers Hyderabad only managed six boundaries and two sixes in their entire innings. Coach Tom Moody would have told his wards that they need more momentum at the top of the innings. 41 runs in the first six overs do not do justice to a destructive top order.
Sunrisers Hyderabad hold a 100 percent record against Kings XI Punjab. The two teams clashed twice last season and SRH got the better of their opponents on both occasions. In the first meeting at Hyderabad, SRH restricted KXIP to 123 for nine and then got home with five wickets in hand. In the next meeting at Mohali, SRH posted 150 for seven and then restricted KXIP to 120 for nine.
Six of Glenn Maxwell’s seven half-centuries have resulted in victories for his team.
Glenn Maxwell hits a boundary every 4.3 balls on an average in T20 cricket; off the 860 balls he has faced in the format, he has hit 196 to the fence or over it.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will head to Dubai for their clash against the Delhi Daredevils scheduled on April 25. Kings XI Punjab will travel to Sharjah for their 26 April clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders.