The capitals will miss the shortage of their fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, whom CSA has called for home-based precaution before the World Cup. From this, Rabada will not be able to play in the remaining IPL season.
The 53rd edition of the IPL Season 12 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals will be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi from 4 pm today. After making the place in the playoff, Delhi Capitals will now be in the final match of the IPL to beat Rajasthan Royals with a big margin and return to the top two. The capitals will miss the loss of their fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, whom CSA has taken precaution before the World Cup and called them home country. From this, Rabada will not be able to play in the remaining IPL season. He did not play his first match against Chennai Super Kings due to his stiffness in the waist. Delhi will play playoff for the first time in seven years.
Delhi eyes second place
After losing to Chennai by 80 runs, Delhi need a big win to boost morale. From this, it will also reach the second spot in the mark sheet. Delhi is currently third in 13 matches with 16 points. Mumbai Indians are 16 and Chennai has 18 points. The victory over Rajasthan will increase the expectations of playing in Delhi's first qualifier so that they will get two chances to play in the final on May 12.
In the absence of Rabada, Delhi's bowling is looking weak but Captain Shreyas Iyer will not be able to do much good as a unit of batting unit. In reply to Chennai's 179 for four, Delhi's team was dismissed for 99 runs, out of which Aiyar had 44 runs. Earth Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram will also like to perform well by forgetting poor performance against Chennai.
Rajasthan's fate opens with victory
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will not only have to win their matches against Delhi Capitals on Saturday but also to face the defeat of Hyderabad and Kolkata to go to playoffs.Rajasthan will win 13 points. After the defeat of Kolkata and Hyderabad, their 12 points will remain and the Royals team will be in the playoffs. Rajasthan, despite 11 points in 13 matches, is technically in the tournament. With the defeat of Delhi, he has to expect favorable results in the remaining matches.
Defeating Delhi will make it 13 points His previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was washed away due to rain. Captain Steve Smith has returned to Australia to prepare for the World Cup, so Ajinkya Rahane will take charge again. Ashton Turner could replace Smith in the last eleven.
Rajasthan's batting was weakened by Smith, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, who got pressure on Rahane, Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone but Rajasthan's bowling attack was confident after Shreyas Gopal's hat-trick in the last match.