Today Match Update: Rajasthan Royals Vs Delhi Daredevils @ Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur 8:00PM
April 10, 2018
Rajasthan Royals will need to regroup quickly after a heavy loss when they face Delhi Daredevils in what will be their first IPL home game in five years at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday.
Royals, on the other hand, could never cope with the bowling might of Sunrisers Hyderabad and went down by nine wickets in Hyderabad yesterday.
They fielded pretty much their strongest first eleven in the first game and are likely to continue the same way going forward, given that Jofra Archer is still unlikely to feature.
It was a rather forgettable opening for the hosts who are making a comeback in the tournament after serving a two- year suspension.
Daredevils were severely hit by K.L. Rahul’s fastest fifty against Kings XI Punjab, losing in Mohali by six wickets.
Delhi learnt it after KL Rahul’s record-breaking fifty blew them away, while Rajasthan Royals were left a touch embarrassed by the bowlers of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Glenn Maxwell has rejoined the team and is likely to come in straightaway in the place of one off the all rounders, Daniel Christian or Chris Morris. Delhi might ponder making a few tweaks to their bowling group as well.
The biggest factor for the Delhi Daredevils is the presence of Gambhir as skipper. He is eager to prove his prowess and leads the side with aggression.
The weather in the Pink City has been cloudy with a little bit of drizzle.
Where: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
When: 20:00 IST on 11th April, Wednesday
What to expect: A pleasant, warm evening is forecast which should allow for a good game.
Gautam Gambhir (captain)
Shreyas Iyer, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Shahbaz Nadeem, Naman Ojha, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Jason Roy, Vijay Shankar, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Avesh Khan, Trent
Boult, Daniel Christian, Sayan Ghosh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.
Ajinkya Rahane (Captain )
Ankit Sharma, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, D’Arcy Short, Dushmantha Chameera, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, S Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mahipal Lomror, Jatin Saxena, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Birla, Jos Buttler, Heinrich Klaasen, Zahir Khan and Rahul Tripathi.