We are heading towards the business end of this exuberant tournament and the competition for the top four is getting fierce with each passing game. It’s now time for match number 58 of the Indian T20 League where Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be up against Delhi Capitals (DC).
Rajasthan will be eager for another win to boost their playoff chances. They’ve won seven games thus far and have a total of 14 points. The Royals had also defeated the Capitals by 15 runs in the reverse fixture of the northern derby.
If DC are to make their fourth consecutive playoff berth, they must work hard. After losing by 91 runs to the defending champions Chennai Super Kings, all Rishabh Pant’s side can do now is make sure they don’t drop any further and win their remaining games. After an off-day in the previous match, where they were absolutely outplayed in all departments, the players will now be looking to connect as a team.
RR vs DC – Match Details
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date & Time: May 11, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The pitch may improve for the batter in the second half, but that was not the case in the last game. The DY Patil track can punish bowlers if they do not bowl wicket to wicket.
The captain that calls it right at the toss will definitely look forward to bowling first.
This season, David Warner is the Delhi Capitals’ leading run scorer. Warner has 375 runs at an average of 53.57 and a strike rate of 156.90 in nine matches, including four half-centuries. Warner will have to be on his game in order for DC to have a shot in this encounter.
Jos Buttler is having a fantastic season, as he currently leads the Orange Cap list with 618 runs from 11 matches. Moreover, the best thing for RR is that they have both the Orange and the Purple Cap holders in their side. Wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is having an excellent season, with 22 scalps in 11 games.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Daryl Mitchell/Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna.
Delhi Capitals: KS Bharat, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav.