Defending Rajasthan Royals will square off against Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League (IPL) on this Friday. Cricket at its best going on in the IPL 2020 right now.
Rajasthan Royals suffered two consecutive losses in the last few days. With these losses, they fell on the fifth position in the points table.
Their wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler is yet to make any impact in this season of IPL. They would be concerned about the position of Steven Smith in the line-up. They can also try young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal once again by dropping Robin Uthappa. Indian batsman Sanju Samson gave some excellent performances till now. All-rounder Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer too gave a decent performance in this season.
New Indian batsman Mahipal Lomror smashed remarkable knock in the last match though in losing cause. With the return of English allrounder Ben Stokes, Rajasthan would hope their middle order will be stronger. They can sit Tom Curran on the bench for Stokes. They will anticipate a win in this game to return on winnings ways after two defeats.
Delhi Capitals have won four games in IPL so far and ranked at the first position in the points table. Skipper Shreyas Iyer played some fine knocks in this season of IPL.
Aussie opener Marcus Stoinis smashed two fifties in this season of IPL. Opener Prithvi Shaw slapped some blistering knocks in this season. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan and wicketkeeper Rishab Pant yet to cross fifty in this season of IPL. They can replace Dhawan for Indian opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane. Form of Caribbean batsman Shimron Hetmyer is a big concern for Capitals. They have good spinners like Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel.
Veteran Leggie Amit Mishra pulled out from IPL due to Injury on yesterday. Capitals have threatening pacers like Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. South African pacer Kagiso Rabada bagged the highest wickets in this season of IPL. They would want to beat Rajasthan Royals in this game to remain on top of the points table.
These two teams played each other 10 times in last five years where Rajasthan Royals won seven of them and Delhi Capitals won remaining three games.
Delhi Capitals are more likely to win this match as they are table toppers in IPL points-table.
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Date and Time:
Friday, October 9, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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