IPL 2021: CricTracker expert VRV Singh predicts DC to win against RR
VRV lauded the DC's decision to include Lalit Yadav as a replacement for injured Marcus Stoinis.
Updated - Sep 25, 2021 4:01 pm
The 36th game of the Indian Premier League is underway between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both the teams enter into this contest with winning momentum behind them as Delhi Capitals defeated bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets on their season resumption, while the Royals pulled off a heist against Punjab Kings, winning the encounter by just two runs.
Winning the toss against Royals, Rishabh Pant, the Capitals skipper, opted to field. “We were looking to bowl first as well, but it doesn’t matter. There will be a bit on the wicket in the day game. One change for us, Lalit Yadav replaces Marcus Stoinis. It’s good to be nearing a record, but we’re not looking at individual performances, not thinking too much about qualifying,” said Pant.
VRV Singh predicts Delhi Capitals to win
Speaking at CricTracker’s Live Show In the Air, former India and Punjab Kings cricketer VRV Singh picked Delhi Capitals as the favourites against Rajasthan. “I would want to go with Delhi Capitals today, because they are looking like a well-settled unit.”
VRV also lauded the team’s decision to include Lalit Yadav, who replaced Marcus Stoinis as he injured his calf in the previous encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad. “They have made a brilliant decision by bringing in Lalit Yadav”.
“Another thing is the pace of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. These two pacers are extremely quick, can easily deliver between 145-150 kmph and that pace will be too much for the Rajasthan batters,” added VRV Singh.
Placed at number two spot, Delhi Capitals are almost certain to qualify for the Playoffs, having won seven of their nine encounters so far. On the other hand, the Royals have won four and lost as many in eight games so far, and find themselves fifth on the table, tied on eight points between Kolkata Knight Riders (fourth) and Mumbai Indians (sixth).
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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabraiz Shamsi
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Lalit Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan