The Rajasthan vs Delhi match will be both the team’s second match in this edition of the Indian T20 League. All the details related to today Indian T20 League pitch report, today's weather report, playing 11 today T20 match, the best fantasy team for today’s match, and match prediction today are provided in this article.
Delhi played its first match of the tournament at the Wankhede against the Chennai team. Rajasthan had its first game against the Punjab team.
Both the teams boast of a tough top-order and will look to add two points to their tally through this Delhi vs Rajasthan game.
Delhi won its first game against the mighty Chennai because of its batting. Both the openers, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, toiled with Chennai’s bowlers. Their 138 runs partnership helped Delhi chase the target of 189 runs in 18.4 overs.
The Wankhede pitch has produced two high-scoring encounters, and this match is also likely to be something like that.
Delhi won the toss against Chennai in the first match and elected to field. Delhi was missing the services of South African speedsters, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.
Delhi decided to field Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, and Tom Curran.
Avesh Khan was the only Indian fast bowler in the squad. Delhi preferred him over Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.
Chennai had Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, and Dwayne Bravo as the four overseas players.
Chris Woakes and Avesh Khan opened the bowling for Delhi. They had success in the second and the third over of the match. Woakes dismissed Gaikwad for five runs off eight balls, and Avesh Khan removed du Plessis for a duck.
Moeen Ali walked in the third position, and Suresh Raina came out to bat on the fourth number. Both of them handled Chennai’s innings from that point.
Moeen made 36 off 24 balls and had a partnership of 53 runs with Raina. Raina missed the last season because of some personal reasons.
Raina was playing in the Indian T20 League after 699 days but had not missed a beat. He made 54 off 36 balls before getting run-out.
Dhoni came in to bat at the seventh number, and Avesh Khan bowled him for a duck. Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran finished the game for Chennai with a knock of 26 off 17 balls and 34 off 15 balls, respectively.
Chennai managed to make 188 runs in 20 overs. Both Curran and Jadeja made 23 runs in the 19th over of the game. Tom Curran, Sam Curran’s elder brother, was at the receiving end of this massacre. Out of these 23 runs, Sam scored 17.
Chennai made 48 runs in eight overs. In the last 12 overs, Chennai managed to get 140 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw opened the batting for Delhi. Both of them took their chances against each bowler. They made 65 runs in the first six overs.
The first chance for Chennai came in the eighth over of the innings. Mitchell Santner, who was a substitute fielder, dropped a catch off Moeen Ali’s bowling. On the third ball of the 10th over, Prithvi Shaw went for a pull shot but could not connect it properly. The ball went straight to Gaikwad, who was standing at the deep mid-wicket position. The ball slipped out of Gaikwad’s hands, and it saved Shaw for the second time in the match. Both the chances came off Moeen Ali’s bowling.
Chennai’s bowlers had an off-day, and it never felt like Chennai was in the game.
The first draw for Chennai came in the 14th over. Dwayne Bravo removed Prithvi Shaw. He made 72 off 38 balls.
Shardul Thakur dismissed Shikhar Dhawan in the 17th over. He made 85 runs off 54 balls and missed on a well-deserved century.
Delhi chased down the total in 18.4 overs and added two points to its tally.
Both the teams have played a total of 22 matches to date. Both the Rajasthan and the Delhi teams have won 11 games each in these Delhi vs Rajasthan encounters.
Delhi has won six games while batting first and five matches while batting second.
Rajasthan has won five games while batting first and six games while batting second.
Since 2013, both teams have played 12 games. Rajasthan has won 7 games out of these 12. However, in the last two years, Rajasthan has not won a single game against the Delhi-based franchise.
Rajasthan lost the two league games to Delhi last year as well.
Last year, Delhi made 184 runs in the first game. Rajasthan could only manage to make 138 runs and lost the game by a margin of 46 runs.
In the second game, Delhi made 161 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Rajasthan made 148 runs and lost the match by 13 runs.
Both the teams have a similar average in the first and second innings. Delhi has an average of 151.1 runs in the first innings, and Rajasthan has scored runs in the first innings with an average of 155.1.
In the second innings, both Delhi and Rajasthan have an average of 164.3 and 161.7, respectively.
Ajinkya Rahane has scored the most amount of runs in the Rajasthan vs Delhi encounters. He has made 603 runs in 14 games.
Ajinkya Rahane was previously a part of the Rajasthan team. Last year, Rajasthan traded Rahane to Delhi for Mayank Markande and Rahul Tewatia.
Rahane made 601 runs in 13 Rajasthan vs Delhi games, including a century. Last year, he played just a single match against Rajasthan and could only make two runs.
Amit Mishra has taken 20 wickets in 11 games, which is the highest in Rajasthan vs Delhi matches.
Farveez Maharoof, the Sri Lankan pacer, who played for Delhi from 2008 to 2010, took 11 wickets in six games. It is the second most number of scalps in Rajasthan vs Delhi games.
The Delhi vs Rajasthan head to head encounter details puts forward the point that historically both the teams are same against each other.
Both Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will be available for selection in this game. Delhi will definitely include them in the playing 11 today Indian T20 League match. Axar Patel, who tested positive for the coronavirus, might also be ready to be included in the today match playing 11.
Anrich Nortje tested positive for Covid-19. He will not be playing today’s game.
The Delhi playing 11 today game might look like this:
In the last game, Delhi did not include Steven Smith in the playing 11. But today’s game is against Rajasthan. Smith was the captain of the Rajasthan franchise in the last season.
Delhi will have to make a few changes in its batting order if it includes Smith in today’s game.
The Rajasthan playing 11 today in the Rajasthan vs Delhi game might look like this:
Ben Stokes sustained a broken finger in the last game against Punjab and has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament. Rajasthan has not announced his replacement yet.
Jofra Archer is already sitting on the bench because of an injury. Rajasthan only has David Miller and Liam Livingstone in its overseas department. Rajasthan will include one of them in the playing 11.
The last season didn’t go well for Shaw. He could only make 228 runs in 13 games in the 2020 edition of the league. These runs came off a mere average of 17.53. He had a strike rate of 136.52.
But he had a great season with the bat in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made 827 runs from 8 games with an astonishing average of 165.40. Against Puducherry, Shaw made a score of 227 runs off 152 balls. His innings consisted of thirty-one 4s and five 6s.
He made four centuries in the tournament. He also hit the most number of fours and sixes.
His batting helped Mumbai to clinch the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In the first game of the Indian T20 League, Shaw made 72 off 38 balls. He hit nine 4s and three 6s.
Along with Shikhar Dhawan, he can bring a lot of destruction for the opposition in this season. Wankhede will host this game, which is his home ground. Hence, there are chances that we might see fireworks from his bat again today.
Rabada has been one of the most destructive bowlers in the last two years. In 2020, he took 30 wickets with an average of 18.26 and an economy of 8.34. His strike rate of 13.13 was the best among the bowlers who had taken over 15 wickets in the season. He was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
In 2019, he took 25 wickets with an average of 14.52, which was the highest among all the bowlers who took over 10 wickets. He had an economy of 7.82 and a strike rate of 11.28. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
He was not there in the first match for the team, but Delhi won that game against Chennai. After Rabada joins the team, Delhi will have such a pace attack that would win any match on its own.
Sanju almost took his team home against the Punjab team in the first match. His score of 119 off 63 balls is the highest score by a debuting captain.
With no Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in playing 11, Samson’s role in the Rajasthan played has increased automatically.
He became the most expensive player in the auction history this year. His skills with both the bat and the ball will be an X-factor for Rajasthan this year.
He has a high score of 82 not-out in the Indian T20 League. He has taken 80 wickets in 70 matches with an average of 7.81.
Last year, while playing for Bangalore, he took 11 wickets for the team.
They will play the match at the batting-friendly pitch of the Wankhede Cricket Stadium.
Spinners will hardly play any role in today’s game, and players from both teams will enjoy batting at the Wankhede.
The fantasy cricket tips for today’s playing 11 are as follows:
Batsmen: Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane
Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal
The Indian T20 League match today will be played at the Wankhede Cricket Ground and will start at 7:30 pm IST. Here is the pitch report for today match.
The batsmen will have a great time in the middle because of the support that the pitch is bound to provide. Bowlers, especially spinners, will find it hard to crack the code of success at the Wankhede. Fast bowlers might have a good start during the initial part of the game. The pitch might provide enough bounce and swing in the first innings.
With both the teams boasting some serious hitters of the game, the match might prove to be an entertainer for the fans sitting at home.
The average score at this cricket pitch revolves around the 170-mark. But crossing the 200 marks will be a walk in the park for players from both teams. Delhi made 190 runs against Chennai on this same cricket pitch.
Today's Indian T20 League match pitch report predicts that the game would be a batting contest between both teams and the team batting well will come out as the winner.
Today weather report in Mumbai points out that the temperature in Mumbai will remain between 28°C – 32°C. A clear sky will be there throughout the day, and there are no chances of rain.
However, the weather report today suggests that 63% humidity will be there. The weather in Mumbai has remained constant in the past couple of days, and the conditions will remain the same as they were in the past two matches. Tomorrow weather report also predicts the same for the temperature and the humidity.
Today Indian T20 League match pitch report and weather report predict that the match will be a high-scoring encounter supported by some hard-hitting from both teams.
Batting in the second half of the match is much easier at the Wankhede when compared to batting in the first half.
Batting in the second half becomes easy after bowlers have utilized the bounce and swing in the first half of the game.
The team winning the toss should elect to the bowl and try to restrict the opponent to a below-par score.
Both the teams have players who can shift the momentum towards their side at any point in the game.
Rajasthan will be Jofra Archer less in this game too. The lack of an experienced Indian bowler in the team is also an issue that Rajasthan might not address during the tournament.
Delhi will add two of the best performers of the game to its squad. Hence, our today's match prediction is that Delhi’s chances of squashing Rajasthan in this Delhi vs Rajasthan game are much higher.
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