IPL 2022: The high-flying Rajasthan Royals will take on the upsurging Delhi Capitals in what promises to be an exciting clash on Friday evening at the Wankhede Stadium.
The Capitals, who have 6 points after 6 games, are coming off an emphatic, one-sided 9-wicket win over Punjab Kings. The bowlers restricted PBKS to 115 which they chased down with 57 balls to spare, taking their net run rate to +0.942, the best in the tournament. A victory vs RR will take them to third place in the points table.
Sanju Samson’s team has 8 points in 6 matches and a win vs DC will take them in the top two. They are coming off a 7-run victory in a tight encounter versus KKR when they faced a scare despite a century from Buttler and five-for for Chahal.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wankhede has lived to its reputation so far: fast bowlers getting plenty of help early on before batters can play their shots freely with the ball coming on nicely. There’s nothing much of assistance for the spinners though. Both RR and DC have a misfiring lower order and hence a par scoring game can be expected.
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60* (30) vs PBKS
66 (38) vs RCB
61 (45) vs KKR
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 21, 2022
Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert, the two players who tested positive for covid-19, will remain unavailable for this fixture.
After a comprehensive win against PBKS, Rishabh Pant and Ricky Ponting are likely to stick with the same eleven. The only change possible for now is if fast bowler Anrich Nortje is fit, then he could replace either Sarfaraz or Powell.
DC predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 21, 2022
RR are also expected to keep the same eleven that defeated KKR.
RR predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal