If the on-field issues weren’t enough, the Rajasthan Royals are also dealing with off-field issues, which has already harmed their chances of performing well in the IPL 2021. They are already missing the services of their bowling kingpin, Jofra Archer, who is recovering from an injury. Ben Stokes, their star all-rounder, has now been ruled out for the rest of the season.
The only bright spot for them right now is Sanju Samson’s performance against Punjab Kings when he smashed a century. They’ll now face the Delhi Capitals, another team dealing with injury problems, as their captain Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the season before the start of the tournament. However, under Rishabh Pant’s leadership, they have gotten off to a strong start, defeating Chennai Super Kings in their most recent match.
On matchdays, Mumbai should be hot and sunny, with an average temperature of 31 degrees Celsius. There will be no rain during the match, but dew will play a role later on.
In the two IPL 2021 games that have been played here, the Wankhede pitches have been belters, and the batsmen have found it very easy to bat on them. Anything over 190 will be a respectable score that both teams will be able to defend.
Sanju Samson (c&wk), Jos Buttler, Shivam Dube, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Mustafizur Rahman, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Liam Livingstone/ David Miller
Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Avesh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada/ Tom Curran
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Dream 11:
Sanju Samson (c&wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Manan Vohra, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Morris, Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Avesh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mustafizur Rahman
Winning the toss
Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)
Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals), Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals)
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Delhi Capitals 190+, Rajasthan Royals 180+
We’ll have to wait and see how Rajasthan Royals lineup without star all-rounder Ben Stokes. His absence adds to the strain on the seasoned trio of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Chris Morris, all of whom are capable of taking a leading position.
However, something about the way the Delhi Capitals conducted themselves in their first game stood out, and they now have the Purple Cap holder as well. We don’t see anything but a Delhi Capitals victory in this game.
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