We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Rajasthan vs Delhi Pitch Report for Today’s Match at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy
In the last two games at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, the team batting second have been bundled out for 113 and 117. The pacers and spinners equally put up a stellar show. There’s value for risky shots, but the batters will have to be mindful of the field placement.
Time: May 11, 7:30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for Rajasthan & Delhi
Shimron Hetmyer has returned to Guyana for the birth of his first child. The Rajasthan franchise tweeted that he will be back soon. Either James Neesham or Rassie van der Dussen is likely to replace him.
Probable XI for Rajasthan: Jos Buttler*, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, James Neesham/Rassie van der Dussen*, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult*, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Prithvi Shaw is likely to miss out on a few more games. He was admitted to a hospital due to fever last week.
Probable XI for Delhi: David Warner*, Srikar Bharat, Mitchell Marsh*, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje*
Power Players for Rajasthan vs Delhi Match
In the previous contest between these teams, Jos Buttler smashed the Delhi bowlers to pulp and registered a magnificent knock of 116 off 65 including 9 sixes and as many fours. At the venue, he has scores of 100, 54, and 67. Need we say more?
David Warner has been the only consistent batter for Delhi. He has scored 375 runs at an average of 54 and strike rate of 157, including 4 fifties in 9 games.
Smart Picks for Rajasthan vs Delhi Match
With 22 wickets in 11 games, Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket-taker of the season. He was the Player of the Match for his figures of 3 for 28 against Punjab last weekend.
For Delhi, Kuldeep Yadav has taken the bulk of the wickets. His 18 scalps in 11 games include two four-wicket hauls. It will be an uphill job to take on the wrist-spinners, especially on such bigger ground dimensions.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s addition has further bolstered Rajasthan’s top order. His 68 off 41 in a challenging run chase of 190 fetched him a Player-of-the-Match award. This change also took some pressure off Devdutt Padikkal who was inconsistent at the opening slot. At No. 4, he played a vital innings of 31, performing a perfect second fiddle to Jaiswal.
Khaleel Ahmed is yet to go wicketless this season. He has taken 16 wickets in a mere 8 games at a fantastic strike rate of 12.
Rishabh Pant may not have scored a fifty, but he has provided starts in 10 of 11 games. He has scored 281 runs at 31 and inflicted 9 dismissals behind the wickets.
The opposition captain Sanju Samson has scored 30 more runs and taken one more dismissal in as many games.
Prasidh Krishna took 3 for 22 against Delhi earlier this season, dismissing the likes of Warner, Pant, and Lalit Yadav. Overall, he has taken 13 wickets in 11 matches.
Axar Patel has collected 181 fantasy points on My11Circle fantasy cricket app – the most by an all-rounder amongst both teams. He has scored 146 runs comprising the highest score of 42*, taken 4 wickets, and grabbed as many as 7 catches.
Rajasthan vs Delhi Match Preview
Rajasthan are well placed at the No. 3 spot with 14 points, while Delhi are at the fifth spot with 10 points in as many games.
Both teams have won only once in the last 3 games and have, at times, exposed the chinks in their armour. Not only are both teams heavily reliant on their overseas openers but also the absence of Prithvi and Hetmyer is likely to affect them.
To conclude, the team that bowls better will emerge triumphant. For that matter, both franchises boast of a variety of bowlers. Buckle up for a crackerjack of a game.