RR vs DC Live Cricket Score, IPL 2021 Match of the Day: Chetan Sakariya, who picked up three wickets in the previous game, starts well and gives just two points above. Delhi drummers would not like to pursue him. It’s 2-0 after 1.
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With a plethora of superstars in both lineups, the contest promises to be a high scoring affair on a batting friendly wicket at Wankhede.
The capitals seem to have all their bases covered. The biggest news from their camp would be the return of their two bowling superstars from last season – the South African fast bowling pair of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. That would mean the impressive Chris Woakes may have to miss the XI. However, there is a fear of Covid-19 surrounding Nortje which has placed some uncertainty around his availability for the meeting.
The openers were in scintillating form and gave DC a blistering start against CSK adding 138 in under 14 overs. Prithvi Shaw continued from where he started by setting a 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy record – he made a brilliant 72 out of just 38 deliveries at an incredible strike rate of 189.47. Shikhar Dhawan was Player of the Match for his 85 out of 54 deliveries – unlike his debut in the previous two editions, the southpaw started aggressively in the season opener this time around, maximizing his potential at the top .
Pant, Stoinis, and Hetmyer add firepower in middle order. The captain himself will use a float depending on the situation of the match. Ajinkya Rahane offers top notch stability and experience and will play the role of anchor just in case an early wicket drops for the Capitals.
Avesh Khan was economical with the new ball against CSK. The Capitals would need a better performance from their two experienced spinners – R Ashwin and Amit Mishra – who were taken for granted in the middle of the overs.
Royals of Rajasthan
Ousting Ben Stokes from the rest of the IPL with a broken finger will be a big blow to the Royals. Stokes provided the X factor with the bat at the top of the drive while also contributing some useful over-medium-fast. In his absence, Jos Buttler could be pushed to open the sleeves with Manan Vohra.
Skipper Sanju Samson, who lit an empty Wankhede against the Punjab Kings with a scintillating 119 from just 63 deliveries, will hold the key to RR’s success in the first order. For the Royals to make the playoffs, Samson needs to score big, at a high pace and consistently. But as they discovered during their previous meeting, that may not be enough yet!
Chetan Sakariya would like to prove that it wasn’t just a one-game wonder after his impressive IPL debut against the Punjab Kings. Mustafizur Rahman has watched a piece of the melon he’s been over the years and Andrew Tye might be a better bet instead of the left arm.
RR would also be hoping for some tight overs from Chris Morris and Shreyas Gopal in the middle of the overs.
WHEN: April 15, 7:30 p.m. IST
O: Mumbai, India
LIVE STREAMING: Hotstar
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