IPL MATCH PREVIEW:
RAJASTHAN ROYALS VS DELHI DAREDEVILS
A KL Rahul onslaught meant that the Daredevils were still not good with their plans even after creating a strong squad with a great Head Coach. Their powerplay bowling was very ordinary and many questions were raised on Tewatiya’s selection over Shahbaz Nadeem. On the other side, Rajasthan’s batting looked helpless and bowling clueless vs the un-Warner SRH. They didn’t have a batsman to take up the responsibility of anchoring the innings which led to a massive collapse towards the death overs. Their bowling was very ordinary with their attack having no big names. Spin department was extremely inexperienced and their inability of troubling the batsman was shown to the whole world.
Both the teams will lock horns in Jaipur to get their first win of the season.
Glenn Maxwell has rejoined the squad and is expected to get a game, probably in place of Daniel Christian.
Chris Morris and Colin Munro also had a below Par match but their reputation alone will give them a few games before their performance gets noticed.
Liam Plunkett was signed as a replacement but his date of arrival means that he might not play today aswell.
○Expected Playing XI:
Gautam Gambhir (c), Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammad Shami, Amit Mishra
○Rajasthan Royals :
RR didn’t have the comeback they would’ve dreamt of. Their batting was not at all settled and players looked confused with their roles.
Steve Smith’s absence hurt them a lot as there was no one to stay till the end and allow others to play around him. Rahul Tripathi, who had a sublime last season as an opener was suddenly shifted down and was not used to his potential.
Heinrich Klassen will most likely sit out as Darcy Short might get another shot. With Jofra Archer injured and Zahir Khan’s replacement, Ish Sodhi, yet to arrive, there is very little room to make changes in the team. They also don’t have a luxury of players as they picked a small squad at the auction.
○ Expected Playing XI:
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Darcy Short, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Javdev Unadkat, Dhaval Kulkarni, Ben
Venue: Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur
Time: 8pm IST
Date: 11th April, 2018
Weather: Clear and Warm evening