Match: Rajasthan vs Delhi, (RAJ vs DEL, Match #58)
Date: May 11, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
The match no. 58 of the Indian T20 League will witness Rajasthan take on Delhi at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Rajasthan are one win away from direct qualification while Delhi need to win every game to stay alive in the playoffs race.
Rajasthan are placed third on the table with 14 points to their name, having won seven out of 11 matches. They’re coming off a six-wicket victory over Punjab in the last fixture. They conceded 189/5 while bowling first despite Yuzvendra Chahal picking 3 for 28 in his four overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal starred with 41-ball 68 while Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer smashed quickfire 30s as Rajasthan chased down the target with two balls to spare.
Delhi have played 11 matches and have won five while losing six, with net run-rate of 0.150. Rishabh Pant’s men need to win every game to make it into the top four. They took a 91-run hammering at the hands of Chennai in the last game. Bowling first, Delhi bowlers conceded 208/6 and what followed was a massive collapse that saw them get shot out for 117.
Delhi had lost the previous clash between these two sides earlier this season and would be hoping to get even.
RAJ vs DEL, Match 58, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The DY Patil Stadium has proved to be a pretty good venue for batting in the Indian T20 League 2022. The average first innings score from 16 matches hosted here this season reads 170. In the last game played here, Chennai hammered 208/6 against Delhi and won comfortably.
The weather in Mumbai on Wednesday evening is expected to be clear with only a 5% chance of rain. The temperature should be around 28-34°C.
RAJ vs DEL Injury News and Predicted XI
Rajasthan have tweaked their playing XI almost every game as they continue to look for the best combination. Yashasvi Jaiswal was brought in to open alongside Jos Buttler with Devdutt Padikkal moving down. Shimron Hetmyer has taken a parental leave and will miss this game, with Rassie van der Dussen likely to fill in.
Predicted XI – Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Delhi have been plagued with injuries and illness throughout the season. Prithvi Shaw was admitted in the hospital due to high fever and could miss another game. Khaleel Ahmed was seen limping during the last fixture and could be replaced by Chetan Sakariya.
Predicted XI – KS Bharath, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Rovman Powell, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed/Chetan Sakariya
RAJ vs DEL Head to Head Record
Total Encounters: 25
Rajasthan Won: 13
Delhi Won: 12
Delhi lead the last five matches 3-2 against Rajasthan
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RAJ vs DEL: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 58 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for RAJ vs DEL, Indian T20 League 2022
Jos Buttler: Wicketkeeper Batter, Rajasthan
Jos Buttler is leading the batting charts for the Indian T20 League 2022 with 618 runs in 11 games. He’s averaging 62 and striking at 152. The Rajasthan opener has blasted three centuries in the tournament, including one against Delhi earlier this season along with three fifties. Buttler is a great C/VC option in this game, coming at 11 credits.
David Warner: Batter, Delhi
David Warner, arguably the greatest batter in the history of the league, has been outstanding for Delhi in the ongoing season. The southpaw has scored 375 runs in nine innings at an average of 54 while striking at 157. Warner has registered four fifties in the tournament and is a solid C/VC option. He’s priced at 10.5 credits.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Bowler, Rajasthan
Yuzvendra Chahal is leading the bowling charts in the ongoing 2022 season with 22 wickets from 11 matches. The leg-spinner has maintained an economy of 7.25 while striking at every 12 balls. Chahal has snared one five-for and a four-for in the season. Chahal is a must pick and will cost you 9.5 credits.
Sanju Samson: Wicketkeeper Batter, Rajasthan
Sanju Samson is one of the best middle order batters in the league in recent years. He has amassed 1963 runs in the league since 2018 at an average of 33 while striking at 146. In the ongoing season, Samson has scored 321 runs at 32 average and 156 strike rate with one fifty. He’s priced at 9 credits.
Kuldeep Yadav: Bowler, Delhi
Kuldeep Yadav is the highest wicket-taker for Delhi in the ongoing season. He has taken 18 wickets from 11 games at a strike rate of 12.3 and economy of 8.72. His best bowling figures in the competition read 4/14. Kuldeep has been below par in the last five games but remains a good pick at 9 credits.
RAJ vs DEL Suggested Playing XI
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