The qualifier 2 in this year’s IPL is being played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Chalengers Bangalore (RCB) at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The match kicks off at 8:00PM IST, and you can watch it live on Sony Six. In case you are away from your television, you can watch the live stream of on the HotStar app.
Essentially this means that the winner between the third and fourth ranked side (RCB) will take on the loser among the top two sides (CSK). This system is in place so that a side that finishes among the top two does not need to suffer for an off day in the event of losing one match.
IPL 2015 is the eighth edition of IPL after the tournament kicked off in 2008. It is the second edition of IPL after the 2011 IPL to be held immediately after the ICC Cricket World Cup. In the 2011 IPL MS Dhoni’s CSK were the winners, thereby making Dhoni both World Cup and IPL winning captain simultaneously.
He would hope that this year’s World Cup semi-final defeat does not carry forward to the IPL. Since the 2011 edition, the World Cup winning skipper has never held on to the IPL title at the same time, and with Michael Clarke not being a part of IPL that rare honour will not occur for the next four years at least.
You can watch the live streaming of CSK vs RCB match in India here.