Despite the loss against Mumbai Indians in their previous game, one of the consistent sides, Delhi Capitals are up against Rajasthan Royal at Dubai International Stadium. Shreyas Iyer-led side will lock the horns with Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday in a bid to reclaim the topmost position in the points table.
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Delhi Capitals have been the top side with top performances from every department. The bowling is well governed by Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje whereas the spin bowling is looked after by Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. The batsmen have laid the perfect foundation for the side to build a huge total with everyone firing at the top.
However, Shreyas Iyer should worry regarding the team’s fielding which has remained sloppy throughout the season. The misfielding from Prithvi Shaw costed the game against Mumbai Indians and Ricky Ponting will be keen to address that before Delhi take the field on Wednesday.
Here are the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals when both sides meet at Dubai International Stadium:
#1) Shikhar Dhawan
The southpaw had zero big innings till the game against Mumbai Indians and against Mumbai Indians, he exploded. The player started the innings and remained unbeaten till the end. He scored unbeaten 69 from 52 deliveries, leading the team to a respectable total.
In the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, Shikhar Dhawan has just 201 runs from seven games and will look to add few more runs to his tally. The player will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against the Steve Smith-led side.
#2) Alex Carey
The Australian left-handed batsman has a big role to play against Rajasthan Royals as Delhi Capitals are bound to miss Rishabh Pant for at least a week. Not only the player will have to discharge his wicket-keeping duties but also has to handle the middle order.
Though Delhi Capitals look settled at the top, the middle order is a cause of concern in the absence of Rishabh Pant. Marcus Stoinis has provided the solidity in the middle order but there can be an off day for the batsmen. Alex Carey, with his extra-ordinary hitting skills at the death, will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals.
#3) Marcus Stoinis
The Australian all-rounder has had a bitter-sweet season in the Indian Premier League till 2020 but things seem to have changed with the year. Marcus Stoinis is considered as one of the best bargains of the auction at the halfway stage of the season with the player contributing with both bat and ball.
In seven games of the Indian Premier League, Marcus Stoinis has 175 runs to his name with two half-centuries to his name. Also, the player has dispatched the ball at a strike rate of 175. He also has six wickets to his name, marshalling the middle overs and death overs. He will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against the Rajasthan Royals.