Yuzvendra Chahal’s bagful of tricks will meet its perfect match in Kuldeep Yadav’s guile as the two wrist spinners are expected to dictate the narrative when Rajasthan Royals clash with Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2022 match on Friday (April 22). With current Orange Cap holder in Jos Buttler (375 runs) and Purple Cap holder Chahal (17 wickets) in their ranks, Royals are a team that is looking pretty formidable at the moment even with a dysfunctional middle-order, save Shimron Hetmyer.
On the other hand, resurgent Capitals are battling the agony that comes with a mini COVID-19 outbreak in the camp but are still trying to put their best foot forward to stay afloat. In this backdrop, the two wrist-spinners, who are currently dominating the bowling charts will be itching to show their wares with Kuldeep (13 wickets at No. 2) expected to pose some questions for in-form Buttler in case there is a match-up.
For Delhi, Kuldeep along with Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav would like to stem the run-flow but stopping Buttler will be on top of their agenda on a Wankhede track that is expected to be good for batting. For Chahal, how he varies the pace against a rampaging David Warner or the ever-attacking Prithvi Shaw and skipper Rishabh Pant will be a delight for the fans.
Mustafizur Rahaman’s cutters and Khaleel Ahmed’s clever change of pace could also trouble the likes of Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag.
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Match No. 34
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: April 22nd at 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Star Gold and Disney+Hotstar
DC vs RR Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batters: David Warner, Shimron Hetmyer, Prithvi Shaw
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Obed McCoy
Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain: David Warner
DC vs RR Probable Playing XI
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal