Delhi aim for second win on the trot
Rajasthan Royals have been dealt a massive blow after the first game of 2021 IPL with their superstar England player Ben Stokes ruled out for the rest of the season with a fractured hand. While they made their plans around Stokes and Archer, it will now need massive rejig with both unavailable, the latter for the first half of the season. They have odds of 2.25 to beat a confident Delhi Capitals unit in Mumbai.
Delhi will have their South African duo of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada back in the setup and will be itching to get back to full tilt. They had a great season opener and will have key decisions to make on the overseas slots for this game. They have odds of 1.58 to continue their winning start in the 2021 season.
Overall records even, but Delhi surge ahead in recent records
Both sides have won 11 matches apiece in head to head contests in the IPL. However, the tables turned recently from Rajasthan to Delhi with the Capitals winning each of the last four head to head matches.
RECOMMENDED BET: Delhi have good recent form and a great record against RR giving them odds of 1.58 to beat the RR side.
This seasoni, Delhi beat CSK to get off to a winning start while Rajasthan lost their first game by a whisker. In 2020, DC won both head to head contests.
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Chris Morris: The South African was acquired for a record fee but was controversially denied strike in the dying stages of the game by Sanju Samson. Morris also had an off day with the ball.
Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan is in good form in T20s and can be a genuine threat for Rajasthan Royals especially with them lacking pace on the ball. The left-handed opener can be a good candidate to top score in this game.
TIP: Shikhar Dhawan is in stunning form in T20s and has odds of 8.00 to win the Player of the Match award.