IPL 2021: Match 7 – RR vs DC – Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals will be looking to open their account in IPL 2021 when they take on Delhi Capitals.
Updated - Apr 14, 2021 10:23 pm
Rajasthan Royals will be eyeing their first win of IPL 2021 when they take on Delhi Capitals in the seventh match of the league. The Royals have started their campaign with a narrow 4-run loss to Punjab Kings.
Chasing an improbable 222, they put up a good fight with the bat thanks to Sanju Samson’s 119-run knock but could not cross the finishing line.
Rajasthan Royals are looking set to make at least one change to their middle-order after Stokes’ injury. With Buttler set to open in Stokes’ absence, David Miller is likely to get a spot in the playing eleven.
So as Rajasthan Royals look to open their account in IPL 2021, here is their predicted XI for the game against Delhi Capitals
Openers: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra
With Ben Stokes now out of the competition with a finger injury, Jos Buttler is looking set to return to the top of the order. Even before Stokes’ injury, there were calls to promote Buttler as an opener. The right-handed batsman had batted at number four in the previous game against Punjab Kings. Buttler got the start with the bat as he scored 25 off 13 balls but could not capitalise on it.
Manan Vohra looks set to retain his place in the team at least for the upcoming game despite failing in the previous outing. He started on a promising note against Punjab as he hit a four and a six in quick time before departing. With the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Liam Livingstone waiting in the wings, Vohra needs to make the chance count in the second game.
Middle-order: Sanju Samson, David Miller, Riyan Parag
The Royals are looking set to make at least one change to their middle-order after Stokes’ injury. With Buttler set to open in Stokes’ absence, David Miller is likely to get a spot in the playing eleven. Liam Livingstone is another option but Miller’s experience as a middle-order batsman makes him the favourite to play.
The other two batsmen in the middle-order will be skipper Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag. Samson began his captaincy stint with the Royals with a stunning century against Punjab and would be looking to guide his team to a win in the upcoming game. Parag had also looked good in the previous game but could not capitalise on the start after scoring 25 off 11 balls.
All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris
Royals are likely to retain their three all-rounders – Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, and Chris Morris – in their playing eleven for the upcoming game despite the trio’s poor performance against Punjab. Morris, who is the most expensive buy in the history of the IPL, conceded 41 runs while taking 2 wickets and managed only 2 runs off 4 balls with the bat when Royals needed some big shots from him.
Dube and Tewatia could not make much of a mark either. Dube was looking in good touch and scored 23 off 15 balls but the Royals would have expected him to better. With the ball, he gave away 20 runs in 1 over. Tewatia, on the other hand, conceded 25 runs in 2 overs and scored only 2.
Bowlers: Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman and Shreyas Gopal look likely to retain their place in the eleven for the upcoming game while Chetan Sakariya will be looking to do even better after impressing on his debut. Mustafizur gave away 45 runs in his 4 overs while Gopal conceded 40 runs in just 3 overs. Sakariya, on the other hand, picked up 3 wickets while giving away 31 runs.