Rajasthan vs Delhi, Toss Update: Delhi Capitals Win Toss, Opt To Bat First Against Rajasthan Royals At Dubai International Cricket Stadium On Wednesday. While Steve Smith has decided to play with the same winning team from their last game, Delhi Capitals have made one change in their playing XI. Tushar Deshpande is making his debut for the Delhi Capitals and he comes in for Harshal Patel.
The Rajasthan Royals team, strengthened by the return of their star all-roudner Ben Stokes, will try to avenge their previous defeat against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match. Delhi Capitals defeated the Royals by 46 runs last week.
The Royals team, led by flamboyant skipper Steve Smith, will take a lesson from it and present a tough challenge to confident Capitals in tonight’s match.
When the two teams clashed with each other last time, the Royals’ team did not have Stokes. The England all-rounder may not have shown his mettle in the first match, but in his presence it managed to break the four-match losing streak by registering a five-wicket win over former IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
While Ben Stokes is extremely important for the Royals, the team will also want to overcome the top-order failure. The failure of the top order is putting pressure on the lower order batsmen. Captain Smith and Sanju Samson performed well in the first two matches, but after that, they have failed to score runs.
The team led by Shreyas Iyer will forget their defeat in their last game and try to perform well again. Delhi have an aggressive batting lineup and their bowling, led by Kagiso Rabada, is also strong. Rabada has taken 17 wickets so far, having the good support of compatriots South African Anrich Nortje and Harshal Patel.
In the last match against Royals, Delhi Capitals won by Marcus Stoinis’ all-round performance. Skipper Smith will want Stokes to play a similar role in tonight’s game against DC.
Rajasthan vs Delhi, Toss Update: Delhi Capitals Win Toss, Opt To Bat First Against Rajasthan Royals At Dubai International Cricket Stadium On Wednesday.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje