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In the 7th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Delhi Capitals will take on the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. It is also the first encounter of two young wicket-keeper batsmen Rishabh Pant (Delhi) and Sanju Samson (Rajasthan) to take the captaincy for the first time this season. Delhi has started this season with a win by defeating Chennai. At the same time, Rajasthan had to face defeat in their first match against Punjab Kings.
Corona’s attack on Delhi continues
Delhi fast bowler South Africa’s Enrique Norkhia is reported to be Corona positive. Because of this, they will not be able to play in the second match in a row. Kagiso Rabada has also come from South Africa along with Norkhia. Therefore, they have also been quarantined as a precautionary measure. Left arm spinner Akshar Patel is already battling Corona. Patel is also unlikely to play in this match. Rajasthan’s team is Corona Free. However, the all-rounder Ben Stokes was ruled out due to a finger injury. Stokes has been ruled out of the entire IPL.
Liam Livingstone may get a chance
The Rajasthan team does not have the Like for Like replacement for Stokes. That is, the skill set for which Stokes is a player, the team does not have any other option. Rajasthan can give England batsman Liam Livingstone a chance in this match. Livingstone was the second top scorer for the Perth Scorchers in the Bigbash League. He hit 28 sixes in Bigbash. Rajasthan would expect a similar performance from them.
Delhi will be on charge and charge
High scoring matches take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In such a situation, it will be the responsibility of fast bowlers Avesh Khan and Chris Woakes not to allow the Rajasthan batsmen to play openly. Both of them had a great performance against Chennai. However Rajasthan has more power hitters and information batsmen than Chennai.
Due to dew, both captains can choose first fielding
Rajasthan’s team may have lost against Punjab by four runs, but in this match also Sanju Samson can choose to field after winning the toss. Rishabh Pant may also prefer first fielding. During the second innings in Mumbai, a good dew falls and the batting becomes easy.
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