With clear demarcations emerging on the halfway stage of IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals (presently positioned 2nd within the points table) ought to begin as favourites against Rajasthan Royals (placed 6th). Nevertheless current form and personnel availability additionally give this contest a contrasting hue.
The Royals enter the game boosted by the return of Ben Stokes and a come-from-behind win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on the same venue. Where Stokes fits into the batting order will likely be of specific curiosity on condition that he opened in his first game again. However there are other options too for the Royals together with getting Smith back at top, or look in direction of someone like Robin Uthappa to do the job there. However with their lower-middle order clicking, it allows for some experimentation and the outfit might only become better as soon as the massive guns on the top start finding the consistency that has been missing.
Capitals, sweating over health issues to a key participant like Rishabh Pant and the loss to Mumbai Indians, have some questions that want answering. Without Pant, the Capitals are left with three similar players on the top – Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer – and might get found out if there is no late surge within the innings, like what occurred against Mumbai. Another though might be to use Marcus Stoinis or Alex Carey a little bit higher-up to give some impetus. Either way, there’s some pondering to do inside the camp if Pant stays unavailable. They’d need to guard against dropping steam after getting off to a terrific start within the season.
It ought to assist the Capitals that they are not playing in Abu Dhabi the place they’ve lost each their games and are again on the ground the place they’ve given formidable performances already. And so they’d take some succour in knowing that it was lower than 5 days ago that that they had beaten the identical opposition comprehensively.
Match Start Time: 07:30PM (IST)
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Both Teams News Updates:
With there being no readability on the standing of Rishabh Pant as yet, Delhi Capitals would possibly persist with the same combination they used for their earlier game if Pant stays unavailable.
They’d haven’t any purpose to change a successful combination though the batting order might be of interest. Will we Stokes open once more?
Probable Playing XIs of Both Teams:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje
Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat
Our Dream11 Team according to Astrology for today’s Match: DC vs RR
Key Players: DC vs RR
- Alex Carey
- A Rahane
- A Nortje
- J Archer
- J Buttler
- S Gopal
Who will win? DC or RR
Today is the Day of those Players whose name Start From “A”, and Delhi Have more Players of this type, but Match has more chances of going in RR Side.