DC Vs RR, Match Preview
DC are back on the points table after a thumping win against SRH. Iyer is back after missing the first leg with injury, and the ball seems to be rolling well for Delhi. The side looks balanced, and could well win their first ever trophy. Anrich Nortje came back well with a fiery spell. He bowled 90+ through his four overs, and hurried the batters with ease.
The Rajasthan Royals are beginning to find their feet as they go up the table. They scrapped a win from nowhere against Punjab, defending just four runs in the final over. The game looked lost, but Rajasthan fought back brilliantly to get themselves a win.
Kartik Tyagi bowled a brilliant final over, and the bowling looks settled in the death. The batting is also good,, especially with Jaiswal and Livingstone in good form.
DC Vs RR, Team News
Marcus Stoinis injured his calf while bowling his second over against SRH. The injury will come as a massive blow to both Delhi and Australia, as the seriousness of injury is still unknown. He will also be dejected after stating that he wants to be the best finisher in the World. The setback leaves them short of an all-rounder, and his participation is unlikely. In his place, Steve Smith could come back in, unless DC decide to go with an all-rounder.
The Rajasthan Royals may also stick to their same line-up. The form of Morris and Samson is a concern, but both could be backed to come good.
DC Vs RR, Predicted XIs
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt/wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis/Steven Smith, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Avesh Khan
Rajasthan Royals: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3 Sanju Samson (capt/wk), 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Mahipal Lomror, 6 Riyan Parag, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Chetan Sakariya, 10 Kartik Tyagi, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
DC Vs RR. Players to Watch out for
With Iyer injured, Delhi used an overseas spot to boost their batting, leaving no place for Nortje. He is back in the side, and Delhi have gone to their successful UAE combination. In his four over spell, Nortje cranked up the speed guns, and was brilliant. He was economical and took two wickets.
Chris Morris is a big buy, and his cost will certainly create some pressure. He didn’t show up in the first game, and didn’t light the season up in India as well. He is a multi-utility player, and has a key role throughout the game. With the opportunity to make a huge impact in the game, Morris will hope to make a huge impact yet again.
DC Vs RR, Pitch Report
Abu Dhabi hasn’t been easy for sides batting first, and KKR have done well in both games. They managed to restrict sides, and chase with ease, showing that the pitch isn’t too difficult. Bowling first is a better option with assistance to all the players throughout the game.