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IPL 2022 – The BEST Rajasthan Royals Playing XI to face the Delhi Capitals

Rajasthan Royals (RR) have won seven of their first eleven league games and are presently third in the IPL 2022 points table. They need a couple of victories to ensure their place in the playoffs. They allowed 189 runs in their last league match against Punjab Kings (PBKS), but easily chased down the total.

Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner, was the most successful bowler, while the others were ordinary. Yashasvi Jaiswal emerged as the Royals’ finest batter in the batting department. They will play the Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai in their next match. The team is set to make one change, with Van der Dussen replacing Shimron Hetmyer, who has returned to Guyana for the birth of his first child.

Let’s take a look a the BEST Rajasthan Royals Playing XI to face the Delhi Capitals.

Jos Buttler and Yashaswy Jaiswal to open the innings

 

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Yashasvi Jaiswal returned to the starting XI in the previous game, replacing Karun Nair. After failing in the first three games, the southpaw bounced back with a fantastic effort, scoring 68 off 41 balls and playing a major role in the team securing a much-needed victory.

The orange-cap holder, on the other hand, is Englishman Jos Buttler, who has 618 runs in 11 games at an average of 61.80. In the previous game, he gave the squad a great start by scoring 30 off 16 balls, including 5 fours and a six.

Due to their outstanding performance in the 2021 edition, both players were retained by the franchise ahead of this season. With Jaiswal returning to form, the entire team benefits from well-established opening partners and a solid middle order to back them up.

 

Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, and Van der Dussen solidify the middle order

 

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Sanju Samson, the Royals’ captain, has scored 321 runs in 11 games at an average of 32.10 and a strike rate of 155.82. With him at the crease, the club has a good opportunity of chasing down any totals on the board. He was brilliant with his timing in the previous game, scoring 23 off 12 balls, but would now seek to turn his starts into a big one.

Padikkal, a left-handed batsman, batted fourth in the previous game. Despite looking sluggish throughout his innings, contributing 31 off 32 balls, he stitched a 56-run partnership with Jaiswal, setting up a victorious chase for the side.

In this game, Dussen is anticipated to fill in as a finisher in the absence of Caribbean batter Shimron Hetmyer, who has returned home to give birth to his first child. The Proteas batsman was dropped from the team after scoring only 10 runs in two appearances.

 

Ravichandran Ashwin and Riyan Parag provide the all-rounder support

 

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The team boasts a veteran campaigner and a rookie in Ravichandran Ashwin and Riyan Parag, respectively, in the all-rounder category. Ashwin, who has been dubbed a “mystery spinner” because of his recent performances, has fresh tricks up his sleeve to startle batsmen with his variations.

Normally an off-spinner, Ashwin has utilized floaters and carrom-ball frequently this season. He has taken nine wickets at an economy rate of 7.18 and has scored 83 runs with the bat. In critical times, the 35-year-old has made his presence known by steering the team cautiously.

Parag, on the other hand, has 126 runs with a strike rate of 151.80. His highest score of 56* came against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which helped the team win that match. With the ball, the Guwahati-born cricketer has bowled only four overs, allowing 59 runs and taking just one wicket.

 

Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Sen form the bowling attack

 

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One of the season’s most potent bowling teams was quite mediocre in the last league encounter, where they were consistently tonked for boundaries. The team’s only saving grace was purple cap holder Yuzvendra Chahal, who finished with figures of 3/28 off four overs. The leg-spinner will be crucial in restricting the opponents in this match as well.

Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Kuldeep Sen were all unable to take enough wickets or put the opposition hitters on the back foot. Boult has obviously lost momentum after performing well in the first few games and needs to take some wickets up front to give the side an advantage.

Krishna ended with stats of 1/48 in his most recent outing and proved to be RR’s most expensive bowler. With the new ball, he must build a potent partnership with the Kiwi pacer. Kuldeep Sen has done well this season, returning with 0/42 in the past game.