Delhi X Rajasthan fight- Rajasthan to return to victory.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League today. Rajasthan is on the cusp of three consecutive defeats as Delhi return to form with four wins from five matches this season. The fact that the match is in Sharjah gives Rajasthan confidence. But Rajasthan will have to come out on top to win against a strong Delhi side. Let’s check the match figures between the two teams.
Rajasthan and Delhi have met in 20 matches so far. Of these, Rajasthan has won 11 times while Delhi has won 9 times. When the match was played in the UAE in 2014, neither team competed directly. That is why no one can claim dominance. Judging by the current form, Delhi has a better chance of winning than the Rajasthan Royals. But prejudice is irrelevant in cricket.
Sanju Samson (130) is the current highest run-scorer against Delhi in the Delhi-Rajasthan match. Sanju, who was in sparkling form in the first two matches, could not maintain this form in the subsequent matches. Rishabh Pant (220) is the highest run-scorer for Delhi. Although he has not been able to rise to the expected level this season, he is coming out on top.
Current Rajasthan bowler Shreyas Gopal is the leading wicket-taker against Delhi. The spinner is performing flawlessly. Ishant Sharma has taken the most wickets for Delhi (4). But Ishant, who has not fully recovered from injury, may not play today. Rishabh Pant (3) and Steve Smith (4) were the top scorers for Delhi. Against Delhi, Rajasthan Royals have an average team score of 156, and Delhi has an average of 149.
Rajasthan’s Sanju Samson will complete 50 catches with two catches today. If he scores 120 runs, Sanju will be in the club for 2500 runs. If Jose Butler hits 7 sixes, he can score 50 sixes. Buttler will complete 1000 runs with Rajasthan if he scores another 24 runs. Steve Smith of Rajasthan needs 73 runs to complete 1000 runs as captain.
Shreyas Iyer of Delhi scored 96 runs to complete 1000 runs as captain. Rishabh needs 6 sixes to get a place in the 100 sixes club and if he scores 93 more runs, he can get a place in the 2000 runs club. Shikhar Dhawan needs 12 runs to complete 1000 runs for Delhi. With one more six, you can reach 100 IPL sixes.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League today. Delhi, who have won four of their last five matches, are second in the table with eight points. The Rajasthan Royals are seventh with just two wins from five matches. Victory in the remaining matches is essential for Rajasthan to retain their playoff chances. The fact that the match is in Sharjah gives Rajasthan confidence. The match will be played at 7.30 pm Indian time.
The Rajasthan Royals have won both their matches in Sharjah this season. Rajasthan beat Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah. The team had lost all three of their matches played outside Sharjah. Rajasthan, who have struggled with three defeats, will be looking to make a comeback in today’s match in Sharjah. Sanju Samson and Steve Smith shone in all the matches they played in Sharjah. But he was disappointed on the field he played outside of Sharjah.
Jose Butler has returned to form with the match against Mumbai. But the lack of a good batsman in the middle order affects the team badly. Ben Stokes is less likely to land today after the quarantine. The team’s midfield problems can only be solved when Stotox arrives. Although the bowling line-up is flawless, good runs in the death over also contribute to the team’s defeat.
Delhi to retain victory
One of the best teams of this season is Delhi Capitals. Even opponents agree that they are a balanced team. Delhi has a wealth of stars that can rise to the occasion. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithviraj Shah are playing well in the opening. Rishabh has not been able to rise to the occasion with the ball. Captain Shreyas Iyer also batted flawlessly. In midfield, Stone shines for the team.
Hetmeyer is also on the team. Pacer Kagiso Rabada continues his explosive performance. Currently, the Purple Cap is on Rabada’s head. Senior spinner Amit Mishra missed the season due to injury but the performances of R Ashwin and Akshar Patel give the team hope. In the last match, Delhi defeated KKR.
Rajasthan Royals: Jose Butler, Yashwasi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Thewatia, Joffre Archer, Tom Karan, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Karthik Tyagi.
Delhi: Prithvi Shah, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmeyer, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Herschelle Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Antich Norje.