Delhi would look to almost confirm their place in the playoffs with a win. On the other hand, Rajasthan will try to find victory to give wings to its hopes.
Delhi and Rajasthan clash in today’s first match
The first double header of the second half of IPL 2021 is being played today. The first match is between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Toss has been done in this match. Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bowl first. However, the team of Delhi also wanted to bowl first. With this decision of toss, both the teams have also opened their cards regarding the playing XI. Where Rajasthan has made 2 changes in the playing XI. At the same time, the Delhi team has made up its mind to take the field with only 3 foreign players. Winning in today’s match is important for both the teams. Delhi would look to almost confirm their place in the playoffs with a win. On the other hand, Rajasthan will try to find victory to give wings to its hopes.
Both the teams started the second leg of the tournament with a win. Delhi had taken the breath of Sunrisers, while Rajasthan had snatched the victory from the jaws of Punjab Kings. This is also the second clash of these two teams this season. The first encounter took place in India in the first half at the Wankhede Ground in Mumbai, in which Rajasthan defeated Delhi on the strength of David Miller and Chris Morris.
2 changes in Rajasthan, only 3 foreigners in Delhi
However, Chris Morris will not be a part of Rajasthan’s team in today’s match. Tabrez Shamsi has been replaced in his place. Apart from this, Rajasthan has made another change in the form of Evin Lewis. David Miller has been given a place in the team instead of Lewis. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals had to make a change due to injury. Marcus Stoinis is not playing in this match due to a muscle strain in the last match. However, instead of giving a chance to a foreign player, Delhi has fed Lalit Yadav. This means that Delhi’s team is landing in today’s match with only 3 foreign players.
Both teams are as follows:
Delhi Capitals Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Norkhia, Avesh Khan
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI
David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingston, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tabrez Shamsi, Chetan Sakaria, Karthik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman
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