Fifth-placed Rajasthan Royals will take on the Delhi Capitals for the second time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. Hosts Delhi has already qualified for the playoffs with eight wins from 13 games and is currently sitting on the third spot in the points table.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, has won five matches from 13 outings.
Delhi has lost their last game to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while Rajasthan’s last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore ended in a no result.
When the last time two teams met, Delhi thrashed Rajasthan by six wickets
Delhi Capitals: 8
Rajasthan Royals: 11
DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant (WK), Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
RR: Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Liam Livingstone, Ish Sodhi, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane , Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith (c), Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson (wk), Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro, Manjot Kalra.
For Delhi, star pacer Kagiso Rabada to miss rest of the IPL 2019.
Experienced pacers Ishant Sharma and Keemo Paul likely to make a cut in the playing XI in place of Trent Boult and Jagadeesha Suchith.
Ajinkya Rahane will be the new Skipper for Rajasthan Royals as Steve Smith bid goodbye to the league.
Ashton Turner might replace Smith in the playing XI.
IN: Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham
OUT: Steve Smith, Jaydev Unadkat
IN: Keemo Paul, Ishant Sharma
OUT: J Suchith, Chris Morris
Shikhar Dhawan: With over 4000 runs in the IPL Tthe Delhi batsman will play an important role. Dhawan has scored 170 runs in 13 matches of 2019 edition which includes five 50 plus scores.
Sanju Samson: The promising batsman has scored 337 runs from 11 matches. He was the first centurion of IPL 2019.