The Delhi DareDevils and Rajasthan Royals are heading to lock their horns at Delhi for a battle for survival in this IPL today at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Both the teams desperately need a victory to make their way to play-offs. Rajasthan Royals has won all the previous seven games against Delhi DareDevils since 2012.
The Delhi DareDevils have home advantage but the opponents have the good track record of winning 11 games off 17 encounters.
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On the other hand, as a captain, Shreyas Iyer succeeded to hand one victory by his unbeaten 93 runs and lost one game to Chennai Super Kings by a minute difference of 13 runs. They are at the bottom of the points table with only two wins and need to win this game to continue their saga in this tournament. They have to win all the five games to be played to make their way for the playoffs. Trent Boult stood as a pillar for the team’s victory in the previous game by picking two wickets and conceding 11 runs.
Another advantage for the team is the good form of Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw. The team seems strong by the entry of Vijay Shankar. The Achille’s heel for the team is a good opening combination. Gautam Gambhir is benched for this game and the team has to depend on Jason Roy and Colin Munro to open the game. Jason Roy did a good job against Mumbai Indians but did not do well later. Colin Munro is struggling with poor form. He scored 63 runs off 4 games.
Hence, Iyer has to work on placing good players in the opening position. A ray of hope for the team is Prithwi Shaw, who scored 93 runs off 3 games. The team is dependent upon Trent Boult and Amit Mishra to shoulder the bowling department along with all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Trent Boult took 11 wickets off 8 games but there is no proper support from his teammates to go for more wickets.
Rajasthan Royals won three of seven games in this tournament and stood fifth in the points table. The team is worried about the poor form of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. On the other hand, Jofra Archer and Sanju Samson are doing well for the team whereas the Skipper Rahane is lagging back in scoring more runs for the team. The team lost their game to SRH failing to chase 153 runs off 20 overs.
Shreyas Iyer(captain), Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Avesh Khan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, and Sandeep Lammicchane.
Ajinkya Rahane(captain), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, K Gautam, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klassen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi, and Jayadev Unadkat.