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IPL 2018, RR vs DD: Rajasthan Royals look for a place in top four while Daredevils struggle at the bottom

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 May 2018, 13:00 IST
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Delhi Daredevils stand at the bottom-most position in the points table standings and Rajasthan Royals have been overtaken by the Royal Challengers Banglore after they defeated Mumbai in the match played yesterday. Both Delhi and Rajasthan will be desperate to win today's match. While the chances of the Daredevils making it to the playoffs are almost zero but there is a chance for Rajasthan for sure, all they need is to win a lot more matches and lose very few of them.

Delhi Daredevils will be looking forward to putting the recent defeat at the hands of CSK in the last match at the back of their minds and play with a positive attitude.

Rajasthan Royals have been struggling to keep their pace going on while Jofra Archer has been trying to make their game stable with the ball. Sanju Samson has been providing a firm base to Rajasthan's batting but they still need others batsmen to perform and they need to do this really soon as the team is running out of time.

Delhi Daredevils have a strong batting line-up that starts with an explosive and dependable duo of Colin Munro and Prithvi Shaw. The middle order is taken care of by the likes of in-form batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant.

Speaking of Rajasthan Royal's batting, they have been struggling with the performance of their overseas batsmen.While Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have been amongst the runs, the foreign duo of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler haven't been firing so far.

Ben Stokes has looked good so far but has thrown away his wicket just too many times whereas Buttler has not found his form yet.

Delhi would certainly have the home advantage and they would like to get off the bottom with their in-form batsmen.

Delhi Daredevils

Shreyas Iyer (C), Abhishek Sharma Avesh Khan Trent Boult Dan Christian Junior Dala Gautam Gambhir Sayan Ghosh Gurkeerat Mann Singh Sandeep Lamichhane Manjot Kalra Glenn Maxwell Amit Mishra Mohammed Shami Chris Morris Colin Munro Shahbaz Nadeem Naman Ojha Rishabh Pant (W) Harshal Patel Liam Plunkett Jason Roy Vijay Shankar Prithvi Shaw Rahul Tewatia Jayant Yadav.

 

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Ankit Sharma Anureet Singh Jofra Archer Stuart Binny Aryaman Birla Jos Buttler (W) Dushmantha Chameera Prashant Chopra Shreyas Gopal Krishnappa Gowtham Heinrich Klaasen Dhawal Kulkarni Ben Laughlin Mahipal Lomror Sudhesan Midhun Sanju Samson Jatin Saxena D'Arcy Short Ish Sodhi Ben Stokes Rahul Tripathi Jaydev Unadkat.

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First published: 2 May 2018, 13:00 IST
 
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