DC had won their last match against Chennai Super Kings and in a good shape. But RR had lost a chase against Punjab Kings in their opening match.
Injury is a big threat to all teams. But RR is having more and more trouble this year. After Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes got injured in the first match. He has been ruled out for this season.
RR has suffered in their first match a lot. Only Sanju Samson was impressive with the bat and scored a century. The debutant Chetan Sakariya was also very impressive. Dube and Buttler got runs but failed to convert them into big scores.
Morris and Mustafizur are taking care of the bowling. But in pitch like Wankhede RR will be looking to score more. Today we may see David Miller or Liam Livingstone in place of Stokes.
In absence of Nortje and Rabada, DC had elected Tom Curran and Woakes to bowl. They did well in their first match. But today Rabada can return into the playing XI. So Curran may be benched today.
Nortje has been tested Covid Positive, so he will miss this game too. Axar Patel is also not available for selection. In spite of these hurdles, DC is in good shape. Dhawan and Prithvi are in excellent form.
Stoinis need to bowl more consistently. We may see Hetmyer continue in the playing XI.
RR vs DC: Match Details
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: April 15, 7:30pm
RR vs DC: What to Expect
The pitch of Wankhede is favorable for batting. We have seen lots of sixes in the last game. The ball will swing in opening overs. A total of 190+ is good to defend in this pitch. Winning the toss it will be better to field first.
Probable XI of RR:
Buttler may open with Manan Vohra in this match. Skipper Samson will be at no. 3. We may see Miller at no. 4. Riyan Parag and Shivam Dube will be at 5 and 6.
Rahul Tewatia and Morris will be at 7 and 8. The bowlers will be Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, and Mustafizur.
RR team against DC: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c, wk), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Probable XI of DC:
Prithvi will open with Dhawan. Ajinkya Rahane will be at no. 3. Rishabh Pant will bet at no. 4. Shimron Hetmyer and Stoinis will come to bat according to the situation.
Amit Mishra and Ashwin will continue as spinners. Woakes, Avesh Khan, and Rabada will be the fast bowlers.
DC team against RR: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan