Talking about the overall record, both the teams have come face to face 26 times. Both Rajasthan and Delhi have won 13-13 matches. In the last five matches between the two, Delhi has won three and Rajasthan has won two matches.
When Delhi Capitals, led by captain David Warner, take the field against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, they will try to avoid a third consecutive defeat. Delhi had earlier lost against Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants.
Statistics of both teams
The teams of Rajasthan and Delhi will come face to face for the first time in the Guwahati ground. Talking about the overall record, both the teams have come face to face 26 times. Both Rajasthan and Delhi have won 13-13 matches. In the last five matches between the two, Delhi has won three and Rajasthan has won two matches.
Delhi batsmen in poor form
The performance of the Delhi batsmen in the last two matches has been disappointing and remains a matter of concern for the team management. Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw and attacking batsman Sarfaraz Khan have not been able to do much and have been seen struggling in front of quality fast bowlers like Mark Wood and Alzarri Joseph. He will have to face the pace attack of fast bowlers Trent Boult, KM Asif and Jason Holder in the match against Rajasthan. However, playing against the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal will not be easy for the Delhi batsmen.
Doubt over Jos Buttler’s play
It is a matter of relief for Delhi that it is difficult for Rajasthan’s aggressive batsman Jos Buttler to play in this match. He was injured while taking a catch in the last match. The finger of his left hand is injured. His fielding and batting have been difficult due to this injury. If Butler does not play, then Joe Root may get a chance in his place.
There are other options in place of Sarfaraz
If the team management of Delhi Capitals gives a chance to another batsman in place of Safraz Khan, then they have good options in the form of Yash Dhull, Ripple Patel and Lalit Yadav, whose strike rate is close to 150.
Rajasthan had lost the last match
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson did well for Rajasthan Royals in the first two matches. Now he will also have the challenge of playing against fast bowlers Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav. Rajasthan lost the previous match to Punjab Kings by five runs but are favorites to win against Delhi.
Possible playing-11 of both the teams
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Devdutt Padikkal/Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Riley Russo, Rovman Powell, Akshar Patel, Sarfaraz Khan/Yash Dhull, Abhishek Porel (wk), Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar.