IPL 2018: DD vs RR Today Match
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DD vs RR today match preview: Back at the bottom again having conceded a 13-run loss to CSK in the last game, troubled Delhi is now in a scenario where every game after this will be a must-win clash for them. A defeat in today's match, however if comes, may not get them out of the play-off race.
What gives Delhi Daredevils ray of hopes in the tournament ahead is that five of their six games are at home. And the downside is that three of their opponents in the lot are currently placed first and second on the points table. If Daredevils fail to bag a win against RR in today's IPL match, it will be tricky for them to spring back.
Quite inconsistent, Rajasthan as a team has blown hot and cold over the course of their journey in the tournament so far with 3 wins in 7 games. Royals are currently fifth next to KKR on the points table. If they are out of top-four now, it's all due to the loss to SRH in the last game that they should have won. Rahane and his men know that a win in DD vs RR today match will get them back in the top-four.
DD playing 11 in today match
Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan
For DD, no change is on the cards. They will probably stick to the same side that played last against CSK. Shreyas Iyer was unlucky enough to suffer a run-out in the last game. Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar, who had a good knock, will again be holding up inconsistent Delhi's middle-order. The opening pair of Collin Munro and Prithvi Shaw will be backed by Shreyas Iyer at the first down. So, Delhi won't also come experimental with their batting order.
RR probable 11 against DD
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat
Royals haven't yet got a fiery start from their openers, not even once. Also, what comes as another big concern for them is the lack of significant contributions from their overseas players, with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler in particular. Despite suffering a loss in the last game, Rajasthan Royals won't probably consider any change in their playing XI. So, RR probable 11 against DD, in all likelihood, will remain the same.
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