The match is important for both the sides as DC will look to consolidate their position at the top of the table in a neck-to-neck battle with defending champions Mumbai Indians while RR will look to get back in the reckoning for the title after sitting in the bottom half of the table with three back-to-back defeats.
Smith has decided to reshuffle his pace bowlers with Andrew Tye and Varun Aaron coming in the line-up for Tom Curran and Ankit Rajpoot respectively. This will be Tye’s first game for RR as he plied his trade with KXIP earlier.
“We are gonna have a bowl. Looks a good surface and we want to chase it down. We are confident about our set-up and we need to get off a better start with the bat. We made two changes. Ankit Rajpoot and Tom Curran out and Andrew Tye and Varun Aaron in,” said Smith after winning the toss.
DC skipper Shreyas Iyer, on the other hand, has decided not to mess with his winning combinations as he makes no changes in the playing XI.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron.
More to follow..