Currently sitting in third position with 12 points in IPL Point Table, Capitals will be looking to reach the magic number 14 which should all but assure a spot in the playoffs provided they maintain a healthy run-rate.
Royals meanwhile will be looking to keep their hopes alive and will be on a high after a convincing win over Mumbai Indians. They currently have six points from nine games and have to win all their matches to keep playoff hopes alive.
Change in captaincy meant Steve Smith took over the reins from Ajinkya Rahane and the Australian roared back to form with an unbeaten 59. He was well supported by teenager Riyan Parag.
Steve Smith led from the front as he returned to captain Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Saturday. “Ajinkya has done a terrific job in the last one and a half year and the team management thinks there’s a need for a change.
Delhi Capitals have been doing better at away games rather than at their home ground but Saturday night they managed to reverse that at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground with a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, helping them remain on third spot in the points table.
Delhi Capitals have a solid batting line up with a blend of experience and youth.
Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation with a fluent 56 of 41 balls and skipper Shreyas Iyer contributed with an unbeaten 58 off 49 balls to win their last game.
With Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw at the top and the likes of Rishabh Pant, Iyer and Colin Ingram to follow, Delhi would start as a confident batting unit.
Down the order, even Axar Patel is capable of accelerating the run-rate.
Today ipl match team players name
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (WK), Steven Smith (C), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Tuner/Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma.