Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, two of India’s finest wicket-keepers, will face each other as Delhi Capitals take on Rajasthan Royals in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Both the teams started their second leg campaign with a win. Rajasthan registered a thrilling win against Punjab, while Delhi beat Hyderabad. DC is currently second in the points table and Rajasthan 6. is onth. If RR manages to win against DC, they will move past KKR and Rajasthan to enter the top 4 of the points table, while a win against RR would mean that DC are on top of the points table.
Before the match starts at 3:30 PM IST, let’s take a look at the squads, predicted XI and their one-off records.
Currently DC are in red-hot form and can beat any side in the league. The depth in DC’s squad is unimaginable. As openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw can tear apart any bowling line-up. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have enough power to deliver that power in the middle order. Shimron Hetmyer and Stoinis down the order can send the ball across the park in the death overs. The bowling unit of Nortje, Rabada and Avesh Khan form a deadly trio.
Approximate XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortje and Avesh Khan
The Royals, led by Sanju Samson, are a young team and they can go to any extent to win it for their team. With the absence of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Rajasthan are definitely going to miss out on their key players. The bowling attack of Karthik Tyagi and Chetan Sakariya, led by Mustafizur Rahman, is RR’s asset. However RR lacks that batting power as compared to DC. But their win against Punjab has boosted their confidence and it will not be such an easy task for DC to beat them.
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Approximate XI: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakaria, Karthik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
face to face record
Rajasthan Royals set a head to head record with 12-11.
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