Match: Delhi vs Rajasthan, (DEL vs RAJ, Match #34)
Date: April 22, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi and Rajasthan are set to lock horns in the match no. 34 of the Indian T20 League 2022. The two teams will face off at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, April 22.
Rishabh Pant’s Delhi side has played six matches in the 2022 edition so far, winning three and losing as many. They have six points with the best net run-rate in the league of 0.942. They hammered Punjab in the last game by nine wickets at Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday. Delhi bowlers were excellent as they dismantled Punjab for just 115. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw provided yet another flying start with 81 runs in the powerplay. Warner scored an unbeaten 60 off 30 to take the team home in 10.3 overs.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, have been in great form this season, winning four out six matches. They have eight points to their credit with a net run-rate of 0.380. In their most recent fixture, the men in pink claimed a 7-run victory in a thrilling contest against Kolkata. Jos Buttler hammered his second hundred of the season as Rajasthan posted 217/6 on the board. Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball, picking 5 for 40.
DEL vs RAJ, Match 34, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has offered plenty of assistance for the bowlers in the Indian T20 League 2022, especially for fast bowlers and wrist spinners. The average first innings score from six matches played here this season reads 158.
The weather at Mumbai on Friday is expected to be clear, with the temperature around 34°C during the match time. There’s only a 5% chance of rain so no real threat of interruption.
DEL vs RAJ Injury News and Predicted XI
Delhi are without the services of Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert, who were tested Covid-19 positive. Anrich Nortje is still in recovery and they only have four fit overseas players. Despite that, Delhi have a settled playing XI, with Sarfaraz Khan replacing Marsh in the last game.
Predicted XI – Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Rajasthan have continued with their bowling heavy approach in this season. They replaced Rassie van der Dussen with Karun Nair in the last game and bolstered the bowling attack with a second overseas pacer in Obed McCoy. Trent Boult also returned after missing a game.
Predicted XI – Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Karun Nair, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
DEL vs RAJ Head to head record
Total Encounters – 24
Delhi Won – 12
Rajasthan Won – 12
Delhi lead the last five matches by 4-1 against Rajasthan
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DEL vs RAJ: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 34 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for DEL vs RAJ, Indian T20 League
Jos Buttler: Wicketkeeper Batter, Rajasthan
Jos Buttler is the best T20 batter in world cricket and there’s very little argument against it. The Rajasthan opener is leading the batting charts in the ongoing season with 375 runs in six innings at an average of 75. Buttler has smashed two hundreds and two fifties in the competition so far and is the best captaincy option. He’s coming off a spectacular knock of 103 off 61 against Kolkata. Buttler is priced at 10.5 credits.
David Warner: Batter, Delhi
David Warner, one of the greatest T20 batters in the world, has been in terrific form in the ongoing season. He has scored 191 runs in four innings at an average of 67, and is coming off three back to back fifties. Overall, the Aussie batter has amassed 5640 runs in the league at an average of 42 and strike rate of 140 with four centuries and 53 half centuries. He’s priced at 10 credits and is a great C/VC option.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Bowler, Rajasthan
With 17 wickets in just six matches, Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker in the Indian T20 League 2022 by some distance. The leg-spinner was sensational in the last game, picking 5 for 40, including a hat-trick. Chahal is striking at an incredible 8.4 balls. Overall, he has 156 wickets in the league at 16.6 strike rate. He’s priced at 9.5 credits.
Kuldeep Yadav: Bowler, Delhi
Kuldeep Yadav has rediscovered his form and is picking wickets for fun in the Indian T20 League 2022. The left arm wrist spinner has snared 13 wickets in six matches at an economy of 7.85 and strike rate of 10.9. His best figures in the season read 4/35. Overall, Kuldeep has 135 wickets in T20 cricket at a strike rate of 16.8. He’s priced at 9 credits.
Prithvi Shaw: Batter, Delhi
One of the most destructive batters in the league, Prithvi Shaw has been in great form in the ongoing season. He has smashed 217 runs in six innings at an average of 36 and strike rate of 171, including two fifties. Overall, Shaw has scored 1522 runs in the league at an average of 26 with 12 fifties. He’s priced at 9 credits.
DEL vs RAJ Suggested Playing XI
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.
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