Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Players Battles Preview:
IPL 2022 is entering its business end. Teams are gearing up for the high-pressure games which will come their way. It is time for the big guns to fire. Rajasthan Royals head into this game with a better mind space as compared to Delhi Capitals. RR broke their two-game losing streak to emerge winners against Punjab while DC lost to CSK horribly. They would want to put the ghosts behind them to kickstart a series of wins. Let us dive into RR vs DC Key Players Battles in detail.
We look at the key player battles in this match:
#1 Jos Buttler vs Khaleel Ahmed
The last time when these two sides met Jos Buttler smashed a sensational century. He teed off right from the word go. Buttler’s century helped Rajasthan set a mammoth total of 222. It remains the highest score this season. Teams who have failed to stop Buttler early have suffered big time. It is herein that the role of Khaleel Ahmed becomes crucial. Khaleel currently ranked sixth in the wicket-takers chart will be DC’s biggest hope against the Buttler storm.
#2 Sanju Samson vs Kuldeep Yadav
The RR skipper has played a couple of interesting cameos but hasn’t really set the stage on fire. Sanju Samson is arguably RR’s most important batsman. He has the game to play the role of both an anchor and an aggressor. Samson needs to step up big time if the Royals aspire to jostle for a spot in the top two. Kuldeep Yadav who has been in the form of his life will test Samson. As Samson is someone who is susceptible to spin early, Yadav will fancy this duel.
#3 David Warner vs Trent Boult
Delhi Capitals have looked a different side right since David Warner’s arrival. Warner has been sensational this season. He has amassed 375 runs in 9 games. Warner is currently ranked fifth in the run-charts despite playing a couple of games less. DC has won all games where Warner has batted deep into the innings. He will be vital to DC’s chances against RR. Trent Boult will look to gain the early advantage against Warner. The winner of this contest would have made a definite impact on the game.
#4 Rishabh Pant vs Yuzvendra Chahal
It is a well-established fact that Rishabh Pant loves taking on the spinners. Pant is yet to play an impactful knock this season. He has thrown away promising starts. Now with DC being at crossroads, it might just be the right time for Pant to stamp his authority. He will be up against Yuzvendra Chahal. He is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker currently.
Chahal is someone who doesn’t shy away from a challenge. He has already come up trumps against a few of the best players of spin this season. His battle with Pant will be entertaining, exciting, enticing, and enthralling. It’s probably time to fasten the seat belts.