Delhi Capitals:PP Shaw, S Dhawan, SS Iyer, RR Pant*†, SO Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, AR Patel, R Ashwin, K Rabada, A Nortje, Avesh Khan
Rajasthan Royals:YBK Jaiswal, SV Samson*†, LS Livingstone, DA Miller, MK Lomror, R Parag, R Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, C Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, T Shamsi
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In case you want our tips on who your fantasy picks should be, here they are. Obviously, keep in mind the team information from the toss.
“Whom should I support as an RCB fan?” — Jashan, RCB are more likely to be competing with RR. So you would hope that they lose, I suppose.
Harsh : “Mishra ji over Ashwin today ? ” — I’d think not. If you have been following our Hindi site, we have explained how R Ashwin remains the best spinner in Powerplay across the past two seasons despite an average 2021 thus far right here.
“Checking the table. Isn’t it strange that a team on 3rd place has worst runrate than team at 8th.” — True Samyak. But just sums up how topsy-turvy the two parts of this season have already been!
Gulam Hussain: “Hi an from Dubai ,Too hot here. I dont know how players will cope up” — Difficult conditions, no doubt. But I guess all of these players have played often enough now in UAE to be used to the heat.
“Have been a Delhi fan since the inception of the league. Still have a Grudge against RR because of that semi final loss against them at the inaugural season as RR lifted their only trophy. We still haven’t any.” — fumes Devashish.
Noor: “If Stoinis is unavailable, I think Billings (if he is available) should replace him. Smith, I feel, is a bit too slow for T20s.”
Prashant : “Any update on Stoinis injury ?” — Nothing official from the team as yet, but there’s a good chance he might miss out today. Meanwhile, Prashant (the same person?) feels Lalit Yadav should be considered and not ignored simply because he is not a foreign player. And I would agree completely!
12.53 pm By the way, who do you think will succeed Virat Kohli as RCB captain? Why don’t you consider the opinions of our Runorder crew?
PPCPL: “AS A CSK FAN WHO WILL WIN ? I DON’T KNOW. STILL I THINK ITS WAY TO GO DC” — Shouldn’t you then be rooting for RR? DC, after all, are competing with CSK for that top spot on the points table.
12.40 pm Good day to wherever you are, as we welcome you to the first double header of this second phase of IPL 2021. An interesting one to get a busy weekend going – Delhi Capitals have just picked up from where they left off in the first phase, while their opponents this afternoon Rajasthan Royals are coming off a heist for the ages against the Punjab Kings. I’m Debayan Sen, and Himanshu Agrawal will be joining me on commentary for this game. Before we go ahead, here’s Matt Roller’s preview.
“As a KKR fan, which team should I support? A RR victory will kick KKR out of the top four, so Delhi then?” quips Dipanjan Show