With the IPL 2018 coming halfway down, it’s Delhi Daredevils facing off Rajasthan Royals tomorrow at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Delhi Daredevils are again back to their den for the third home game and after facing another defeat against CSK, the equation has become even more difficult for them. They now need to win each of their rest 6 clashes. The clash against RR will begin at 08:00 PM tomorrow.
In their first encounter at Jaipur, DD lost by 10 runs in a rain-affected match. And, now, is the perfect time to avenge that loss when it’s a do or die for them.
Rajasthan Royals on the opposite has 3 wins in 7 of the games. They lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 11 runs in their last game. They are currently placed at 5th position and would definitely look to grab a win and improve their odds of making into playoffs.
So, let’s move forward to DD vs RR team news and DD vs RR dream11 prediction.
DD- L, L, L, W, L
RR- W, L, L, W, L
Rajasthan Royals is suffering from out of form overseas players- Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. In the last game, Ish Sodhi was included in place of H Klassen who too had a very ordinary performance in two innings. Management might bring in D Arcy Short back in playing 11. Place of Jofra Archer is certain.
For Delhi Daredevils, Liam Plunkett and Trent Boult were quite expensive against CSK and gave away 100 runs in their combined spell of 7 overs. Plunkett has failed for two consecutive innings. Management might look for a replacement. Maxwell has also disappointed with his performance so far.
DD Risky Players: Liam Plunkett/Dan Christian
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Shreyas Iyer (c),Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jayant Yadav, Liam Plunkett, Sayan Ghosh, Abhishek Sharma, Daniel Christian, Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Colin Munro, Vijay Shankar, Naman Ojha, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Ben Stokes, D Arcy Short, Jos Buttler (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Dushmantha Chameera, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Laughlin, Prashant Chopra, Jaydev Unadkat, Mahipal Lomror, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Zahir Khan, Jatin Saxena, Jofra Archer
Both the teams are expected to stick to their last playing 11. No such changes are expected in both the sides. The probable DD vs RR playing 11 is listed below.
Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Liam Plunkett, Trent Boult
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jos Buttler (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer
Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Vijay Shankar are the key batters for Delhi Daredevils. R Pant and Iyer are also the leading run scorers for Delhi. Rishabh Pant (79 of 45) and V Shankar (54 of 31) were the top scorers for DD in the last game. Apart from them, S Iyer has scored 150+ runs in two innings at Feroz Shah Kotla.
In bowling, A Mishra, V Shankar, and G Maxwell were the only wicket-takers against CSK.
In Rajasthan, skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson are the only consistent run-getters. Both were the top scorers for RR in the last match. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are consistently failing in scoring runs.
In bowling, Jofra Archer and K Gowtham are the consistent performers. Jaydev Unadkat, D Kulkarni, and Ish Sodhi can also be crucial.
After gaining a sudden momentum against KKR, Delhi Daredevils failed to carry forward it against Chennai Super Kings and as a result is against being pushed at the bottom spot. They have just 2 wins in 8 matches and now every game is a do or die for them. However, returning to home, and the fact that the opposition too is dealing away with some combination issues will certainly give some relief to hosts.
The tournament has been sweet and salty so far Rajasthan Royals. They have a few thumping wins and some heartbreaking losses as well in their kit. in a total of 7 matches so far, they have 3 wins and 4 losses and are struggling with the out of form players.
Delhi Daredevils just need to repeat what they did against KKR at the same ground. A good total and a bit tighter bowling. So, as per our DEL vs RAJ dream 11 predictions, the hosts will be the favorite.
In wicketkeeper, R Pant will be a better choice as he is in-form and is hitting well.
In batting, A Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer and P Shaw are a must have options.
In all-rounder, although Ben Stokes and G Maxwell aren’t performing well, we all know what they are capable of. K Gowtham is also a handy option that can earn you points.
In bowling, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Amit Mishra and T Boult can be good choices.
You can go with the above DD vs RR Dream11 team or make your own.
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