Northern sides collide as Rajasthan Royals host Delhi Capitals in the 12th season of the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Rajasthan Royals registered just their third game of the season and it came after the management shuffled things around. They demoted Ajinkya Rahane from captaincy and promoted Australian Steve Smith to take over as the mastermind. This worked really well, as Smith was influential in the win the team obtained, and they will be looking to do more of the same from this point forth in the remainder of the games.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are in the third spot in the league table and are level on points with Mumbai Indians who sit second. This franchise has taken itself really seriously this time out, and they have proven to work on the mistakes they made in the last few seasons. It will be interesting to see how far they go into the season and if are capable enough to even make the playoffs after a great start to a season in this year's IPL.
Venue – Sawai Mansingh, Jaipur, India
Date & Time – 22nd April | 8:00 PM IST
RR vs DC Dotball Team News
This pitch is a relatively slow one but saw some green patches in the last game, which helped the seam bowlers to do their bit.
The Squads –
Rajasthan Royals –
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi
Delhi Capitals –
Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Bandaru Ayyappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Ishant Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro
Rajasthan Royals –Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith (c), Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Ashton Turner, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag
Delhi Capitals –Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Prithvi Shaw, Chris Morris/Sherfane Rutherford
Key Players –
Rajasthan Royals – Steve Smith | Riyan Parag | Shreyas Gopal
Delhi Capitals – Shikhar Dhawan | Shreyas Iyer | Kagiso Rabada