After a thrilling encounter against PBKS, RR is set to fight against DC, which has lost its first two games in this edition. Even though DC looks firm with their lineup, they weren’t able to produce what is required to win a game. So, this game against RR will witness a high effort from DC to mark their points in the points table. On the other hand, Jos Buttler’s injury has made RR doubt his availability in this game, which will be a setback for them.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara stadium, Guwahati
A pitch that is going to be a good wicket to bat on. Pacers might get some support from the seam. But it is going to be a very tough job for the spinners.
What to Expect?
A high scoring game which will be alive till the end of the game. A century from the batters can be expected as the pitch offers much.
Probable Playing XIs
RR Possible XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C/WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
DC Possible XI:
David Warner (C), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Russouw, Phil Salt (WK) , Yash Dhull, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed
Fantasy Picks for the RR vs DC match
Captain : P Shah
P Shah hasn’t proved his point but still he is one among the best batters of this tournament. In both of his previous games, he got dismissed for outstanding deliveries. Hopefully he will see off the new ball this time and will make a huge difference for DC.
Vice captain: K Ahmed
This may look like an odd choice. But looking at the pitch and the kind of varieties K Ahmed has got, made him a great choice to go for as the vice captain.
Batsmen: R Rossouw, S Hetmyer, P Shah
R Rossouw’s aggressive nature will fetch him the confidence that he needs for this tournament. He is a proven batter and it will land in India too.
S Hetmyer’s two stunning innings in the previous games makes him an obvious choice to go with.
Wicketkeepers : J Buttler, A Porel
Jos Buttler has started this tournament really well and an unfortunate dismissal in the last game has put an end to the terrific start he had in the last game. It doesn’t matter to him who the opponents are, if he is set it will be huge. In case if J Buttler isn’t able to play, then we have SSamson for that spot.
A Porel, a young talent, seems too promising. Let’s not miss him. He can be anything. Sometimes our trump card.
All rounders: R Ashwin, J Holder, M Marsh
All three all rounders are well experienced and most importantly they are all well into this tournament. They got into this season. So it is obvious to expect extraordinary performances from them.
Bowlers : Y Chahal, K Yadav, K Ahmed
Both the wrist spinners are wicket takers. They do it with the same formula of giving loop to the deliveries, which in turn tempts the batters to go hard.
Winning Dream11 Team
RR will be back at their home venue, probably setting the comeback of Yuzvendra Chahal and Jos Buttler, who saw a rare one-off game last match.