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Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 40 will see Rajasthan Royals take on Delhi Capitals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Delhi Capitals won their last game against Kings XI Punjab by five wickets. Shikhar Dhawan again performed well for the Capitals and captain Iyer got them through.

Rajasthan Royals won their last game against Mumbai Indians by five wickets. Steve Smith led the team as Rahane was relieved of his captaincy duties and brilliant innings from captain Smith helped Rajasthan get the win against Mumbai.

Form

Rajasthan Royals – LLWLW

Royals are at the seventh position in the IPL points table. They have lost three of their previous five games. Overall they have only won three of the nine games they have played so far. Giving captaincy to Smith helped them win their last game. Smith did a good job as a captain and played a good knock with the bat as well.

Delhi Capitals – WWWLW

Delhi Capitals are at the third position in the IPL points table. They have 12 points and are only third behind Mumbai Indians on net run-rate. Shikhar Shawan and Shreyas Iyer have come good lately with the bat for the Delhi team. Rabada and Lamichhane have been good with the bowl. They have won four of their last five games.

Stadium

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Probable Lineups

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Tuner/Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat.

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma.

Key Player

Steve Smith (RR)

Smith played an important knock in Rajasthan’s victory last time out. He will again be key for the Royals. At his position he will be responsible to steady the innings after first wicket falls for Jaipur based franchise. He is a key member of Royals batting lineup.

Shikhar Dhawan (DC)

Dhawan’s knock in last two games has helped Delhi win their match. He has come good lately. He will again be required today. Dhawan provides the team with a solid score in the powerplay and then help sail the team’s inning smoothly as long as he stays on the crease.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Buttler

Batsmen – Smith, Dhawan, Iyer, Samson, Parag

All Rounder – Stokes, Axar

Bowler – Rabada, Archer, Lamichhane

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