Sharjah: In the IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will be face to face today. Where Rajasthan Royals, after three consecutive defeats, will rectify their shortcomings and take the field against Delhi. At the same time, the Delhi team would like to maintain the winning rhythm.
The Royals had a great start and won both matches in Sharjah but suffered defeats in all three matches on big grounds like Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Now again he has returned to Sharjah and the victory in two matches here will serve to encourage him. On the other hand, under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, Delhi has done well in all three departments and won four out of five matches.
Failing to find their best XI, Rajasthan Royals have lost in three consecutive matches. Ben Stokes’ return holds his hopes but he is in seclusion until 11 October.
The form of captain Steve Smith and Sanju Samson has suddenly deteriorated and the Indian batsmen included in the team are unable to score runs. In the last XI against Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan fielded Ankit Rajput along with Yashasvi Jaiswal and fast bowler Karthik Tyagi, but the matter did not work out.
Jaiswal was dismissed on the second ball without opening the account while Rajput conceded 42 runs in three overs. Tyagi took one wicket for 36 runs.
The good thing for Rajasthan is the return of form to Jos Buttler, who scored 70 off 44 balls in the last match. In bowling, Jofra Archer and Tom Curren have a lot of pressure while spinner Rahul Tewatia has not been able to perform consistently.
Potential playing of Rajasthan Royals XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jose Butler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Teotia, Tom Curren, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Ankit Rajput.
The entire team of Rajasthan Royals: Jose Butler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Steve Smith (Captain), Ankit Rajput, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Osane Thomas, Ryan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat , Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Robin Uthappa, Anirudh Joshi, Jofra Archer.
On the other hand, Delhi’s team is one of the strongest teams. Captain Iyer is in excellent form while openers Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have also done well. Marcus Stoinis has scored two half-centuries.
In bowling, Kagiso Rabada has taken 12 wickets so far. South Africa fast bowler Enrich Norje has also performed well when needed. Harshal Patel, who replaced Ishant Sharma, took two wickets for 34 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders but conceded 43 runs in the last match.
At the same time, R Ashwin who came fit in place of Amit Mishra took one wicket for 26 runs. In such a situation, all eyes will be on Ashwin compared to today.
Possible playing for Delhi Capitals XI: Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Narje.
The entire team of Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chemo Paul, Daniel Symes, Mohit Sharma, Enrique Narje, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav.