IPL 2018: 32nd Match: DD vs RR - Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI

Published - 02 May 2018, 12:22 PM

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Rajasthan Royals will travel to Delhi Daredevils home den for the 32nd match of the IPL 2018. Ajinkya Rahane led side has won three matches out of the seven that they have played thus far in the tournament.

When these two teams had met earlier in the season, Rajasthan was able to get the better off the Delhi side by 10 runs (DLS method). Thus, Rajasthan will like to repeat their last match performance whereas Delhi will like to take revenge for their loss.

Rajasthan hasn’t got their batting act together and the likes of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler has failed to live up to the expectations. Rahul Tripathi has also looked insipid with the bat. Furthermore, the opening batsman has bungled catches on two occasions which have proved to be costly for his side.

Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane

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Ajinkya Rahane. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Ajinkya Rahane scored a fine 65 in the last match against SRH. However, the Royals skipper was not able to get any contribution from the other end.

Rahul Tripathi

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Rahul Tripathi. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Rahul Tripathi hasn’t able to repeat his last season heroics in the ongoing IPL. The right-hander has also had his issues with the slip catching.

Sanju Samson

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Sanju Samson. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Sanju Samson has been the most prolific batsman of the Rajasthan Royals. The stylish batsman has scored 279 runs thus far in the season.

Also read: IPL 218: Sanju Samson Will Miss Dravid In Rajasthan’s Camp But Excited To Work With Warne

Ben Stokes

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Ben Stokes. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Ben Stokes hasn’t able to live up to the huge expectations. Stokes has struggled to find his form against the spinners and hasn’t looked at the top of his game.

Jos Buttler

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Jos Buttler. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Jos Buttler is another England player in Rajasthan camp who hasn’t done justice to his role. The wicketkeeper-batsman has struggled to give finishing touches to the Royals innings.

Mahipal Lomror

The youngster Mahipal Lomror got his maiden opportunity in the last match. The young lad is expected to have another shot in the playing XI.

K Gowtham

K Gowtham scalped two wickets and conceded 18 runs against SRH. He was able to pull the team from the mouth of defeat against Mumbai Indians.

Also read: Watch: K Gowtham’s Stunning Catch To Send Back Suresh Raina

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer was once again impressive in the last match. The Jamaican fast bowler scalped three wickets and gave away just 26 runs. Archer is bowling like an ‘Archer’ who is accurate with his arrows.

Dhawal Kulkarni

Dhawal Kulkarni has had a see-saw season thus far. The fast bowler had bowled only two overs in the last game and went wicketless.

Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat hasn’t been able to do justice to his growing expectations. However, it would not be fair to criticise him because of the high price that he received in the auctions.

Ish Sodhi

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Ish Sodhi. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Ish Sodhi had a fine debut in the IPL. The leg-spinner was able to scalp the wicket of his national team skipper Kane Williamson.

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