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IND T20 League 2024, Match 9: RAJ vs DEL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND T20 League 2024

RAJ vs DEL, Match 09

 

Preview

The ninth match of the Indian T20 League 2024 will take place between Rajasthan(RAJ) and Delhi(DEL) on Thursday(28th March 2024) at 07:30 PM from Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The inaugural league winners RAJ won their opening encounter against Lucknow(LUC) by 20 runs in match 04 of the tournament. On the other hand, Delhi(DEL) had a negative result in their opening fixture when they faced Punjab(PUN) away from home and lost the match by four wickets against Shikhar Dhawan's side.

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan will be looking to join Chennai (CHE) on four points and will fancy their chances on the top of the table when they welcome another northern side, Delhi. Cheered on by a partisan crowd, it is likely to be another tough assignment for the DEL who are still looking for their first win of the tournament.

The Pink Army will be cherished after picking a comfortable win over KL Rahul-led Lucknow in their last match. Skipper of the side Sanju Samson was the star of the match for RAJ who hammered an unbeaten 82 off 52 balls that included three 4s and six 6s in his blistering knock. Riyan Parag supported his skipper well and played a crucial innings of 43 off 29 balls that featured three big sixes and 1 four in innings which guided RAJ to post 193 runs. While chasing the target of 194 runs LUC surrendered their innings on 173 in the full quota though KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran's 58 and 64 respectively were not enough for the visitors to cross the line and they fell short of 20 runs.

The 27-year-old fast bowler Avesh Khan was their only bowler to go wicketless with left-arm pacer Trent Boult popping up with 2 wickets from his opening 2 overs. RAJ has quality throughout their side but none more so than in the batting line-up. For the 9th match, we can anticipate the opening pair of Jaiswal and Buttler to take the attack to DEL safely at home in the knowledge that Samson, R Parag and Dhruv Jurel are eagerly waiting to produce some runs for their side.

Delhi will be led by left-handed batter Rishabh Pant who made his long-term return to the cricket field following an almost life-taking accident. The 26-year-old left-handed batter scored 18 off 13 balls in the much-anticipated return match. The impact player Abhisek Poral played a scintillating inning of 32 off 10 balls, smashing 4 fours and 2 sixes which guided DEL to post 174 runs against PUN. While chasing the target of 175 runs Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone led the foundation and guided their team to secure a four-wicket win over DEL.

Delhi will be anticipating David Warner to give a solid foundation on the top with his experience and classic batting. The Aussie left-handed batter will likely be assisted by his countryman Mitchell Marsh or an Indian right-handed little dynamic batter Prithvi Shaw on the top if he is allowed to play in this match. In the middle order, they have players who can play deep and produce big shots in any situation of the game. There are also plenty of in-form players for Delhi(DEL) to call upon with all-rounder Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Kuldeep Yadav all playing their prime games. The 35-year-old Ishant Sharma is not expected to be fit in time for this match but the DEL does have plenty of pace bowling depth so should not feel his absence too greatly. DEL will be hoping for a complete team performance from all players and make a solid comeback in this match.

In a head-to-head battle between the two sides RAJ and DEL have faced each other in 27 matches in Indian T20 League history. Out of these 27 matches, DEL has won 14 whereas RAJ has won 13 matches.

 

Match Details

Match: RAJ vs DEL, Match 09, IND T20 League 2024

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

 

Pitch and Weather Report

It is said to be a perfect batting track, two solid batting line-ups will enjoy what they see on offer from this track at Sawai Mansingh. On the other hand, a par score is likely to be around 160 runs at this venue. The venue has hosted 53 games so far, 34 matches were won by the team chasing and 19 batting first here at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. It is fair enough to say that Chasing would be more delighted to chase down the score at this wicket. The Hosts RAJ won the toss and decided to bat first and went on to win the last match on this track. Therefore, we back both captains choosing to bowl first if they win the toss on this pitch.

At Sawai Mansingh Stadium, the evening would be cloudy. The highest and lowest temperatures would be around 38℃ and 25℃, respectively, with a wind speed of 19 km/h including a 26% chance of humidity during the game time. It seems to be a 160+ track where both teams will be looking to bowl and try to restrict their opponents below par average score.

 

RAJ vs DEL Squads

RAJ squad: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger
 
DEL squad: David Warner, Abishek Porel, Ricky Bhui, Yash Dhull, Shai Hope, Prithvi Shaw, Tristan Stubbs, Kumar Kushagra, Swastik Chikara, Ishant Sharma, Jhye Richardson, Rasikh Dar Salam, Vicky Ostwal, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Khaleel Ahmed, Sumit Kumar, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk
 

RAJ vs DEL Probable Playing XIs

RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Nandre Burger

DEL: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Axar Patel, Sumit Kumar, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed

 

Match Prediction

Talking about the head-to-head battle the Visitors Delhi has a slight edge over the Hosts RAJ in the IND T20 League history. The Pink Army led by Sanju Samson will be boosted up with confidence after winning their first match comfortably against LUC. They will be looking to continue their impressive performance against DEL on Thursday, on the other hand, scattering northern side DEL will be expecting all the players to give their 100% ahead of this match and get early points on the points table. The likes of David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and Mitchell Marsh are going to be key players for Delhi in this contest. We expect RAJ to win this match having the luxury of home advantage.

 

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