Last year finalists Kings XI Punjab will be taking on Rajasthan Royals in the third match of Pepsi IPL 2015 today at MCA International Stadium, Pune. This game is going to be between world champions as Australian cricketers are included in both the sides. Recently Australia won 2015 world cup and now champions like Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey are going to play against each other tonight.
Kings XI Punjab is having such big names in the side who are very dangerous cricketers. Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and George Bailey have already performed well for the side in last year’s IPL. This year Murali Vijay has also joined KXIP squad as he was bought for 3 crores in auction. Mitchell Johnson, Axar Patel, Rishi Dhawan and Parvinder Awana will be the crucial bowlers for Punjab team.
It is going to be a vital tournament for Sehwag and he’ll be desperate to perform here to return in the international cricket. 2008 Indian Premier League champions Rajasthan Royals will be looking to begin this year’s season with a win over Punjab. Shane Watson, James Faulkner, Steve Smith and Tim Southee are the vital overseas players in RR side to whom team will be relying a lot.
Sanju Sampson, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni and Pravin Tambe are some of the key Indian players for Rajasthan Royals to look forward in today’s game. Rahane was a part of team India at world cup and he played really well in Australian conditions. He is inform batsman and can be destructive at the same time in the short format of game.
MCA International Stadium, Pune stadium to host this match from 8:00 PM IST onwards. This is the home ground for Rajasthan royals as Jaipur is not awarded any match for them just like the last year.
Both teams are almost equal and have destructive batsmen. But still Kings 11 Punjab are favorites to win tonight and they have got 65 percent chances over Rajasthan Royals.