Mumbai34 minutes ago
Sanju Samson can be considered the villain of the 58th match played between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in IPL 15. Captain Sanju’s non-playing in the top order proved to be harmful for Rajasthan. Apart from this, the change in batting order also went against the team.
The result was that Rajasthan, batting first, scored 20-30 runs short. On a good batting wicket, this difference later proved to be decisive.
Unnecessary manipulation of batting order
From the very beginning of the match, it seemed that Rajasthan was not trying to win with all the strength. Tampering with the batting order cost the team heavy. After Caribbean hard hitter Shimron Hetmyer returned to the country, it was expected that Sanju Samson would bat at the top of the order. By doing this, he will not let the team feel the lack of Hetmyer.
Instead he sent Ravichandran Ashwin to bat first down. It is incomprehensible to promote a player who has never scored 50 in T20 cricket before the match, in such an important match. Later Ashwin definitely scored 50 runs in 38 balls but in the beginning he missed a lot of balls.
During this, Sanju kept watching the match wearing a pad. After Jos Buttler, the team’s biggest match winner Sanju coming to play at number 5 cannot be called a better strategy in any respect. Even in the finisher’s role, Sanju went on to score 6 runs in 4 balls.
RR could not recover from slow start in Powerplay
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been given the responsibility of re-opening in this crucial phase of the IPL after being dropped for several matches in the middle of the season. Yashasvi did not appear to be in good touch at all and could only score 19 runs after playing 19 balls.
He looked helpless in front of the bouncer and eventually returned to the pavilion off Mitchell Marsh. His slow batting during the powerplay took a toll on the team.
If a team has to set a big target then it prefers to score quick runs in the powerplay. Devdutt Padikkal has been very successful in IPL as an opener. Had he been sent for the opening instead of Yashasvi, a lot of runs could have been scored in the power play. Padikkal played a blistering innings of 48 runs off 30 balls, playing at a strike rate of 160.
Had he been present on the thing from the beginning, the team could have got off to a quicker start. Instead of making unnecessary changes in the team’s batting order, if all the players had been sent to play in the order prescribed for them, then the situation could have been better for Rajasthan.
Delhi still in race for playoff
Delhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in a one-sided fashion in the match played on Wednesday in IPL 2022. Batting first after losing the toss, Rajasthan scored 160 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Delhi achieved the target in 18.1 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Mitchell Marsh played a brilliant innings of 89 runs off 62 balls. David Warner scored an unbeaten 52.
With this win, Delhi have 12 points from 12 matches and are in a race to reach the play-offs. Rajasthan have 14 points from 12 matches. Warner and Marsh shared a 144-run partnership for the second wicket. Marsh had landed as the number three batsman. Opener Srikar Bharat was out on the second ball of the first over without opening an account. His wicket was taken by Trent Boult.