IPL 2020: Top 3 Picks for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals


Rajasthan Royals

After registering the victories in their first two games in IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals have seemed to lose the track and are still struggling to get their act together. On Friday, Rajasthan Royals are up against the second-placed Delhi Capitals and will look to capitalize on the opportunity to climb up the table.

Rajasthan Royals have plenty of problems in the ongoing season. The trade of Krishnappa Gowtham has proved to be a costly one as he is being wasted at Kings XI Punjab. Gowtham had played a crucial role last season and the team lacks the players in the middle-order. Rajasthan Royals have no real batting line-up after Sanju Samson.

Against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals have to win the game to keep themselves in the lot and qualify for the knockout stages. A loss at Sharjah can prove to be a costly one for Steve Smith and co.

Here are the three picks for Steve Smith led Rajasthan Royals when they face Delhi Capitals on Friday:

#1) Jofra Archer

The England international is a key player and will be one of the top three picks for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a batsman’s paradise and the bowlers have leaked runs. However, it is Jofra Archer and a few others who have mastered the art of bowling at Sharjah.

Jofra Archer has five wickets in five games. He has an economy rate of 7.44 runs per over despite playing two of their games at Sharjah. Jofra Archer will look to continue his spectacular performance against Delhi Capitals on Friday and get back his team on the winning track.

#2) Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia

The left-arm allrounder has given birth to new terminology in cricket. “Can you do a Tewatia”? Such was the impact of Rahul Tewatia at Sharjah when he took Sheldon Cottrell to cleaners. Despite having a slow start in that game, Rahul Tewatia slowly grew into the stature. He slowly accelerated and won the game for Rajasthan Royals.

Since that game, a lot of expectations are pinned on the player. Every time Rahul Tewatia carries a load of expectations when he comes to bat. Though his bowling is below par but gets his captain to bowl out at least two overs. Rahul Tewatia has a crucial role to play for the Royals when they once again play at Sharjah.

#3) Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson ipl rr

Sanju Samson will be the top player for Rajasthan Royals when he goes against steaming hot Delhi Capitals. Sanju Samson has not really clicked for the side since Rajasthan Royals have moved out of Sharjah. His last half-century against Kings XI Punjab when he played a match-winning inning of 85.

Sanju Samson has a big role to play against Delhi as Rajasthan is struggling to get back into the winning ways. Steve Smith has also failed at the top of the order and Sanju Samson has been pushed down the order. This also hasn’t helped the team but has just increased the burden on the player. Sanju Samson will be one of the top three picks against Delhi Capitals on Friday.