The Royals are set to make a compelled change after Ben Stokes has been dominated out as a consequence of a damaged finger.
Delhi Capitals (DC), the 2020 runners-up, made a stupendous begin to the 2021 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The crew, led by Rishabh Pant, decimated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after chasing down 189 runs.
Their subsequent match is in opposition to the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Thursday, April 15 on the similar venue. On the top-to-head depend, each groups are locked on 11 wins every. The solely time the groups met in Mumbai, the Royals managed to return out trumps.
But going into the following sport, RR have been handled a physique blow as their star all-rounder (*7*) has been dominated out as a consequence of a damaged finger. The Royals would additionally have to kind their batting out in the event that they need to keep away from dropping again-to-again matches.
Match – Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals – seventh match
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to look at reside – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
The pitch on the Wankhede Stadium has been an absolute belter for batting. Bowlers haven’t had a lot to cheer about whereas bowling on the batting paradise. The monitor isn’t anticipated to alter in nature and batting second needs to be the best way ahead. The temperature would across the 30 levels Celsius mark. The circumstances could be clear with no probabilities of a downpour.
Avg first innings rating: 182 (Last 9 IPL T20s on the Wankhede)
Record of chasing groups: Won – 5, Lost – 3, Tied – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Liam Livingstone/David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench: Liam Livingstone/David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Jofra Archer, KC Cariappa, Mayank Markande, Kuldip Yadav, Kartik Tyagi
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Bench: Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Praveen Dubey, Lukman Meriwala, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Manimaran Siddharth, Vishnu Vinod, Lalit Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Steve Smith
Played – 22 | Rajasthan Royals– 11 | Delhi Capitals – 11 |N/R – 0
At impartial venues
Played – 8 | Rajasthan Royals – 4 | Delhi Capitals – 4 |N/R – 0
Probable greatest batsman of the match
Shikhar Dhawan- Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan has a good file in opposition to the Royals. In 19 matches, the left-hander has scored 547 runs at a median and strike price of 32.18 and 130.24 respectively. The southpaw has additionally scored six half-centuries with a high rating of an unbeaten 78. Also, the truth that he scored an unbeaten 54-ball 85 in opposition to the Super Kings ought to hold him in fairly good stead.
Probable greatest bowler of the match
Mustafizur Rahman– Rajasthan Royals
Mustafizur Rahman, on his IPL return, didn’t have a fantastic outing so far as numbers are involved. In 4 overs, the Bangladesh pacer went for 45 runs and couldn’t get a wicket. But he may have simply gotten two and missed out as a consequence of an error of judgment in taking a DRS and a dropped catch. The Satkhira-born would once more be anticipated to guide the bowling assault for RR.
Today’s match prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the match.