RR vs SRH match preview: RR probable playing 11 against DD: DD probable playing 11 against RR
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RR vs DD match preview: Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals are set to lock horns in their respective second game of IPL 2018 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, on April 11. A disappointing start to the league for both teams each must have dented their confidence a bit. But as the tournament is at its outset, both teams have opportunities at par to mark their comeback.
In their opening game of IPL 2018, Rajasthan were completely off-colored with their batting-order getting collapsed at a moderate total of 125 runs. Delhi Daredavils, on the other hand, had shown some fighting spirit before their bowlers failed to defend a competitive 166-run total. Ajinkya Rahane's men stumbled to a 9-wicket defeat in their first match against SRH. Things, however, haven't gone according to their plan so far, hopes and optimisms are still there to give them the coveted push. Now let's have a look at Rajasthan Royals' predicted playing XI, which constitutes a perfect combination of class, power-hitter, spin and pace.
RR's probable playing 11 against DD
Ajinkya Rahane (c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
RR's top order is studded with a destructive batsman D Arcy Short, who showed his power hitting in the Big Bash League. Ajinkya Rahan will accompany Short to give his team the needed start. Up next the quartet of Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi and Jos Buttler gives balance to the line-up. While Samson and Tripathi will be holding the RR's innings in the middle overs, Stokes and Butller have the ability to play some big shorts towards the end. Also, Rajasthan Royal's win depend a lot on how Kulkarni and Unadkat bowl.
RR vs DD match is going to be a nail-biting affair. If you don't believe, have a look at Delhi Daredevils' predicted 11 against RR too. Both the teams have match winners on a par. If Rajasthan boasts on the likes of Ajinkya Rahane (c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Delhi Daredevils looks no weaker.
DD probable playing 11 against RR
Gautam Gambhir (c), Colin Munro/Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Daniel Christian/Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami
Delhi Daredevils will have Colin Munro and Gautam Gambhir in their opening slot following Sheryas Iyer, Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant down to the middle-order. And likes of Chris Morris and Daniel Christian in the lower-order will have the finishing responsibility with bat. In the pace department, they have Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami along with all-rounder Chris Morris. Spin department will solely depend on Amit Mishra. Delhi Daredevils' probable playing 11 against RR looks quite balanced and competent.
Will Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils in their second IPL 2018 game?