One a team that has found a way to win every single time in this IPL 2015, with contributions coming from varied sources; the second a side power-packed with talent and brute force capable of sending tears streaming down any bowler in the world. Come Sunday afternoon, something has to give as the Rajasthan Royals host the Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad.
The Rajasthan Royals have won four out of four in IPL 2015, with the Steven Smith-led side just doing what they do best – playing according to the conditions and finding a way to overcome them or ride with them to post that 'W' in the end.
The Chennai Super Kings have been the most dominant side in this IPL. After their rather nervy win over the Delhi Daredevils, they pummelled the Sunrisers Hyderabad, with Brendon McCullum striking a wonderful century and MS Dhoni finding his old boundary-hitting groove.
Then came that stupendous chase against the Mumbai Indians, when CSK made a target of 184 look a 120-run target on a batting beauty, with McCullum, again, and Dwayne Smith, the deadly opening duo, striking form together in some style.
Having negotiated three teams, two on home turf and one away from home, CSK will have the Royals now in their sights, but they will also know RR will pose their toughest test yet in IPL 2015.
"It should be a good game," said RR fast bowler Tim Southee. "Both teams are playing some good cricket, and haven't lost a game so far in the tournament. They are a very good side, they have got some good batters, not only at the top but all the way through.
"There are a very good batting side. We will have to come up with some plans to try and minimise the damage early on."
The Rajasthan Royals will also be boosted by the return of Shane Watson from injury, further strengthening their batting and that Aussie they-just-know-how-to-win feel in their side, if the skipper is deemed fit enough to play the might Super Kings.
Watson has not played a single game in IPL 2015 with a hip injury picked up in training, and while the Rajasthan Royals have done pretty well in his absence, with Smith leading the team admirably, there is little doubt that this RR side is a better unit with the all-rounder in the XI.
"Not too sure, you have got to ask the medical team," said Tim Southee when asked about his skipper's fitness. "I think he trained the last couple of days, so we have to wait and see."
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The RRvs CSK game of IPL 2015 is scheduled for an 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) start with live coverage in India on Sony Six and Sony Max. Viewers can also catch the IPL 2015 match live with commentary in Telugu, Tamil and Bengali on Sony Kix and Sony Aath. Audience in India who find that TV missing from their stable for the three hours can go to Hotstar or Starsports to catch the match via live streaming online.
Viewers in the US can go to ESPN to catch CSK vs RR live, while the action can also be live streamed online on ESPN Cricket. Audience in the UK and Europe can catch this IPL 2015 match on Sky Sports, while live stream keys are on Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.
Audience in the Middle East can watch CSK vs Delhi Daredevils Live on OSN, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can catch the match on SuperSport. The IPL 2015 game can also be watched via live streaming on OSN Play and SuperSport Live respectively.
Viewers from the rest of the world can watch CSK face DD live online on Cricket Gateway.