Indian Premier League, 2018
Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals
The Big Picture
It was another familiar script for the Delhi Daredevils as their bowlers struggled against a rampaging Chennai Super Kings and a familiar struggle by their overseas batsmen resulted in another heart-wrenching loss at Pune.
Their opponents in Rajasthan Royals face a similar conundrum with none of their overseas batsmen in Buttler, Stokes and power hitters like Rahul Tripathi failing to put up a substantial performance.
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
When: 02 May 2018, 8:00 PM
Pitch Conditions: Though the pitch at the Kotla largely favors the batsman, in the past few years it has proceeded to remain slow and sluggish with slow-bowlers with all their subtle variations like cutters and knuckleball coming into play.
Statistics over the years: While over the past ten years, the average first innings score has swelled from 167 to 179, the team batting first has won 47.9% times (35) while the side chasing has a winning percentage of 49.3% (36) and 2 matches have resulted in a tie or washout.
Team News and Playing 11
DD Playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia/Jayant Yadav/Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Liam Plunkett/Junior Dala, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult/Junior Dala
In the Spotlight
RR Playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Jos Buttler/Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Ish Sodhi/D’Archy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Mahipal Lomror/Anureet Singh, Jofra Archer
Where to watch Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals?
The viewers can watch the match live on Star Sports 1/HD and can also live stream the match on Hotstar.com