Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021, 7th IPL game, Preview
- Chris Morris was the most expensive player bought by Rajasthan Royals for the coming season.
- In the previous game, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw delivered splendid half-centuries for Delhi Capitals.
- Delhi Capitals have a lot of variety in their bowling attack in comparison to Rajasthan Royals.
Last year’s finalist, Delhi Capitals managed to eke out a close win over Chennai Super Kings in their opening game played at Mumbai. Captain Rishabh Pant will be hoping that the side can continue their winning ways in the next couple of matches.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be looking to field their best combination for this game. Captain Sanju Samson will be hoping that the side can produce a decent show with bat and ball against Delhi Capitals.
Teams' strengths & weaknesses
Rajasthan will be hoping to turn their fortunes in this year’s competition. Since winning the inaugural season, the franchise has gone through a terminal decline and failed to make it to the playoffs in the previous two editions. With the new leadership of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals will be looking to ensure consistency in terms of results.
Come Thursday, Skipper Sanju Samson will be hoping that his team can deliver a strong show with the bat and ball against Delhi Capitals
In the batting department, the team management will be hoping that wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, all-rounder Ben Stokes and Captain Sanju Samson can deliver big runs in this contest. All-rounders Chris Morris and Rahul Tewatia will be given the task to pile on the runs in the later stages of the innings.
In the bowling department, the focus will be on the likes of Shreyas Gopal, Chris Morris and Rahul Tewatia to make crucial breakthroughs. Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat will be prominent pace options for the side for this fixture.
In their opening game, Delhi Capitals registered a comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings, courtesy of splendid half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.
With this result, Delhi Capitals have claimed top-spot in the league table and will be looking to maintain their lead over other franchises.
Delhi Capitals will once again be depending on experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan, who looked fluent in his innings against Chennai Super Kings. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 85 runs off 54 balls with the help of ten boundaries and two sixes.
He was well supported by Prithvi Shaw, who chipped in with a quick-fire 72 off 38 balls with the help of nine boundaries and three sixes.
Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, put in crucial scores to help Delhi Capitals complete the chase in the penultimate over of the innings against Chennai Super Kings.
The team management will also hope that wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, who is the in-form batsman in the lineup, will be able to deliver a notable score against Rajasthan Royals.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Chris Woakes, Avesh Khan and Ravi Ashwin to pick up wickets with the new-ball.
It will be interesting to see whether pacers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje play this game after completing their seven-day mandatory quarantine period.
The wicket prepared for the game at Wankhede Stadium will be excellent for batting. The bowlers will have to put the ball in the right areas to get rewards. The weather forecast for Thursday’s game is going to be clear skies with a gentle breeze.
Given their head-to-head record in the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have won 11 matches apiece.
Delhi Capitals will take heart from the fact that they won their last five matches on the bounce against Rajasthan Royals.
Despite his quick-fire cameo against Chennai Super Kings, Captain Rishabh Pant will be looking to lead from the front with the bat. Coming at no.3, Pant has the ability to change the complexion of the game with the bat. Given his stupendous form with the national side, Pant will be looking to showcase his best with the bat against Rajasthan Royals.
Based on current form, Delhi Capitals will fancy their chances of beating Rajasthan Royals in this fixture. With the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw firing on all cylinders and Chris Woakes setting the tone with the ball in hand, Delhi will be looking to maintain their winning record in this game.
Expect Delhi Capitals to register a comfortable win over Rajasthan Royals.