Sanju Samson

Delhi Capitals will face Rajasthan Royals on Friday in Indian Premier League at Sharjah. The matches at Sharjah has created a lot of buzz among the audience as the small boundaries can change the equation of the game at any point in time. Delhi Capitals have been in excellent form in this season. They have been victorious in four matches so far out of five matches played. Delhi Capitals are currently situated at the second position in the league table with 8 points and they have a chance to go the top of the table surpassing Mumbai Indians. Delhi Capitals will certainly be eyeing to capitalize on the momentum they have got so early in the tournament.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have not been able to win their last three games in a row after beginning the tournament with two consecutive wins. Their two victories so far in this tournament have come at Sharjah. The team will certainly feel confident after getting back to Sharjah.

Preview: M53 - DC vs RR

Head To Head Record:

Total Matches Played: 20

Delhi Capitals Won: 9

Rajasthan Royals Won: 11

Pitch Report:

The match will be played in Sharjah. The toss winning captain will surely choose to chase because of the short boundaries of Sharjah. The teams will be confident to chase down any total in this ground.

Predicted Starting XI; Delhi Capitals Vs Rajasthan Royals:

Delhi Capitals:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Harshal Patel.

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler, Yashvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat, Tyagi.

Key Players:

Delhi Capitals:

Shreyas Iyer

Prithvi Shaw

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler

Sanju Samson

Captain And Vice Captain Selection:

Captain Choices: Shreyas Iyer, Jos Buttler

Vice-Captain Choices: Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer

Probable Winner: Delhi Capitals.

All three departments of Delhi Capitals are clicking at the same time. That has been the reason for their success so far in this tournament. Their opener Prithvi Shaw is in great form. Shikhar Dhawan is trying to complement him with all his experience at the top order. Shreyas Iyer has played a brilliant inning against Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah. The captain of Delhi Capitals will surely be eyeing to play a huge role in this match also. Kagiso Rabada has been superb with the new ball and in the death. The batsmen are literally trying to play defensive shots in his four overs. Rishabh Pant is also trying hard to maintain consistency in the tournament.

On the other hand, the captain of Rajasthan Royals, Steve Smith is out of form. The player is trying to slog the ball from the very first over which is clearly not his natural game. Jos Buttler has played a good inning against Mumbai Indians and his best is yet to come. Sanju Samson needs to be more consistent with the bat to cement his place in Indian National Team.