Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals are on an 11-match winning streak at Jaipur (clt20.com)

Rajasthan Royals host high-flying New Zealand side Otago Volts at Jaipur in the 2013 Champions League T20 on Tuesday, as both teams look for a table-topping finish in Group A.

Where to Watch Live

Play starts at 3:30pm BST, with British Eurosport providing live coverage in the UK.


Both teams are unbeaten so far in the competition and the Royals have already booked their place in the semi-finals, with three wins from their first three matches. Otago, on the other hand, triumphed in two games but had a wash-out against Mumbai Indians and will have to win today to confirm their spot in the last four. If they lose, the Kiwi side will have to wait for the outcome of the tie between Mumbai and Perth Scorchers, to find out whether they progress to the semis.

Rajasthan will be confident of their chances of topping the group, as are currently on an 11-match winning streak at home. Jaipur has emerged as a fortress for Paddy Upton's men and they know how to exploit the conditions there. Meanwhile, Otago have now won a record 15 T20 games on a row and will be keen on extending that run when they face the Royals. The Volts had also defeated all three of their opponents in the qualifiers in comprehensive fashion.

The group-toppers can avoid being drawn against tournament favourites Chennai Super Kings in the last four. Rajasthan will have a further advantage if they finsish at the top, as they will get to play their semi at home.

What Players Say

Royals all-rounder Kevon Cooper: "It is great to be playing with skipper Rahul Dravid. He and coach Paddy Upton have created a fine environment."

Volts wicketkeeper Derek de Boorder: "We are probably quite lucky that the wickets aren't typical Indian wickets. It's like what we play on back home in New Zealand."

Probable Line-up

Rajasthan: Rahane, Dravid (c), Watson, Samson (wk), Binny, Hodge, Menaria, Faulkner, Cooper, Malik, Shukla

Otago: McCullum (c), Rutherford, Broom, McCullum, ten Doeschate, Neesham, de Boorder (wk), Bracewell, Wells, Wagner, Butler