Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 53 will see Delhi Capitals take on Rajasthan Royals. Delhi has already confirmed their qualification to the next round.

Delhi Capitals lost their last game against Chennai Super Kings in the top of the table clash. They are third in the points table right now and will be looking to get a win against Rajasthan to get a chance of progressing to Qualifier 1.

Rajasthan Royals were unlucky last time out. They needed 22 runs off 10 balls when the match was abandoned due to rain. They ended up getting one point as a result of the tie. It’ll be hard for them to qualify now but they still have a chance.

Form

Delhi Capitals – LWWWL

Delhi has been a team in great form. But they will miss their most lethal death bowler and purple cap holder Rabada. As he has been called by South Africa for the World Cup preparations. Shaw has been the only batsmen out of form for Delhi.

Rajasthan Royals – WLWWD

Royals drew their last game and now facing a difficult task of qualifying for the next round. They will miss their influential captain Steven Smith. Rahane has been in good touch in the last few games and will be leading the team in the absence of Smith. Middle-order will definitely struggle in the absence of Smith and Stokes.

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Stadium

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Probable Lineups

Delhi Capitals

Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas

Rajasthan Royals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Jagadeesha Suchith, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult.

Key Player

Ajinkya Rahane (RR)

In Smith’s absence Rahane will have an added responsibility of leading the team. He will surely be the key player in the Royal’s batting lineup.Rahane will need to lead from front.

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Trent Boult (DC)

With Rabada gone back to South Africa, Boult will become the key death bowler for Delhi. Boult is one of the best bowlers in the world and will need to get his yorkers right at the death.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Samson

Batsmen – Dhawan, Rahane, Livingstone, Iyer, Shaw

All Rounder – Morris, Parag

Bowler – Boult, Gopal, Mishra

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