Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals: 53rd IPL Match Preview
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals: 53rd IPL Match Preview

Delhi Capitals will host the Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi in a crucial encounter on Saturday evening. While the hosts have already qualified for the playoffs, Rajasthan will be eager to win this battle to stay in the race for a playoff spot. However, they will need other things to go their way too. For Rajasthan to qualify, Sunrisers Hyderabad need to lose to Royal Challengers Bangalore and also have to hope that Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab do not go on to win more than one of their remaining two matches.

Rajasthan are currently sitting at sixth on the points table with 11 points whereas Delhi are in third with 16 points. This match will be the last league game for both the teams. While Delhi have been hardly affected by international player departures, Rajasthan have lost a lot of their quality players. All of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Steve Smith have gone back to take part in World Cup preparations for their respective countries. However, players like Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas and Riyan Parag have shown form of late and Rajasthan will be banking on them to come good once again.

Delhi meanwhile have put on a strong show this season. However, they have been dented by Kagiso Rabada's injury just ahead of the playoffs. He is the highest wicket-taker this season. Apart from that, there is hardly anything

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