In the 40th game, the Rajasthan Royals will collide with the Delhi Capitals for the first time in the VIVO IPL 2019. Both teams will bet on winnings in their previous games. The Rajasthan Royals had dismissed the Mumbai Indians from their ranks on Saturday, while the Delhi Capitals were defeated later that evening against Kings XI Punjab.
Despite their poor start to the season, the Royals still have a chance to reach the playoffs; For this they must win all five remaining games. A fair assessment of the Royals’ campaign so far has been that they have not yet determined their best XI.
To give the team a boost and energy, the management relieved Ajinkya Rahane of the captain and handed over responsibility to Steve Smith. The leadership question, however, seems to be a short-term solution as Smith will soon be leaving the team.
The Royals also missed their high-powered opener Jos Buttler, who came home to give birth to his child. This has forced a restructuring of the site.
The Delhi Capitals have changed their season after a bad start. DC won two of the first five games; But in the last fortnight, they have won four of the next five games. Despite their shortcomings, the Delhi Capitals are gaining in importance at a crucial time in competition and need two good days to book a playoff spot.
Shreyas Iyer and his company will be bubbling into the game with confidence as they know they have an impressive track record on the road.
Date & Venue
22 April 2019, 8pm IST
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur