Delhi Capitals will be looking to once again claim the top spot on the table with a victory over Rajasthan Royals on Friday when the sides meet at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Shreyas Iyer-led Rajasthan Royals are on the back of a comprehensive victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game.
Delhi Capitals have performed in all the fronts and will be looking to garner the win against the struggling Rajasthan Royals. After winning their first two games, the team has struggled to get going in the tournament. The over-reliance on Sanju Samson has cost the team as well.
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Shreyas Iyer has very fewer worries amongst all the captains in IPL 2020. He has one of the best pairs of fast-bowlers along with the best Indian batting setup. Moreover, the side has performed as a unit during the course of the season.
Here are the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals when the sides clash at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday:
#1) Marcus Stoinis
The bulky Australian all-rounder has hit the ground in IPL 2020 since matchday 1. He was the reason behind Delhi Capitals’ first victory of the season against Kings XI Punjab with both batting and bowling display. He contained onrushing Mayank Agarwal and Punjab from achieving 1 run from 3 deliveries. Since then, there is no look back from the player and has performed beyond expectations.
Marcus Stoinis showed an excellent display with the bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game and scored a quickfire fifty, propelling Delhi to a compelling total. The player will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals on Friday as Delhi Capitals aim to go to the summit of the table against Rajasthan Royals.
#2) Kagiso Rabada
The South African fast bowler is the most deadly bowler in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar have had off-days but Kagiso Rabada has remained in-form during the course of the season. He is leading the race for the Purple Cap with 12 scalps in five games. Rabada will look to clobber more scalps against struggling Rajasthan Royals.
With the fixture being held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, there is every chance that the bowlers will concede more runs. Kagiso Rabada will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals’ captain as the bowler can take the wickets at the start and end of the innings.
#3) Axar Patel
The left-arm all-rounder hasn’t featured in every game that Delhi Capitals have played this edition. However, whenever the player has been given the chance, he has never shied away from giving his best. Axar Patel played a crucial role in Delhi’s victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game.
Axar Patel has four wickets in four games for the Delhi-based outfit bowling at an economy rate of 4.57 which is astonishing for any bowler in any format. Shreyas Iyer will continue to expect from the bowler against Rajasthan Royals too.