Date & Time : Monday, April 22, 20:00 IST
Venue : Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India
Rajasthan is just hanging in there with victories in crucial situations and they want their un-firing middle order to take the responsibility at end of the season to stay alive. On the other hand, Delhi so far has enjoyed traveling than playing at their own ground, but they might not be very happy coming to Jaipur, where a similar sluggish surface is in store,compared to that of Delhi.
Delhi might consider bringing in Chris Morris in place of the rested Rutherford. Rajasthan, on the other hand, might consider replacing Aston Turner with Lian Livingston.
The surface in Jaipur has been on the slower side. Spinners and pacers have had their equal say so far in the season. Dew is likely to play a part in the match and aid the chasing team.
Players to watch out for
He is slowly getting things done for the team without being the center of attention. He has conceded only 6.78 runs per over so far in the season and also had a good economy rate against the RR batsmen in the last four encounters. Even Rahane & Samson have struggled to score runs against him even at a run a ball.
The newly appointed captain seems to be enjoying the challenge. He came up with a vital knock for the team in the previous match. He will look to do the same on Monday. He has been in good form at this venue in the last five matches played here, and he has scored 205 runs.
He has been a good choice for the Royals even though the team hasn’t done so well. He seems to have the magic of dismissing big players irrespective of the situation. Come Monday, he will look to replicate the same form against Delhi batsmen.
It is rare for Pant to not produce a big knock in 4 matches on the trot. It’s time for him to get back to his fiery knocks. His recent record against Rajasthan bowlers might come handy in this case. He has scored 145 runs at a strike rate of 168 against them in the last few encounters.