After their disappointing comeback game against SRH, Royals are back at their fortress ‘SMS stadium, Jaipur’.
Royals have the highest win ratio at home by any franchise in IPL history. An incredible record of 34/49 wins at home.
Short, Rahane, Samson, Stokes, Butler, Tripathi, Binny/Gopal, Gowtham, Dhawal, Unadkat, Laughlin.
(There can be some changes in the batting order. Tripathi can be promoted & if RR gets a good start Butler will be used as a floater)
*Even though Rajasthan lost badly in their last game but not many changes are expected from them as this is their best eleven & they’ll back their players again.
*Jofra Archer has been a mystery till now for everyone specially for the RR fans.
While there are reports of him being available for this game, there’s no official update from RR or Archer himself nor we have seen him in any practice session.
If he’s reached & available, expect him to replace Laughlin.
*Binny, who has a lot of experience playing at SMS stadium for RR can come in for Gopal.
*Short went for a suicidal single in the last game & threw his wicket away, he’ll love conditions at Jaipur & can be a big threat for DD if he gets going.
DD also lost their opening game, against KXIP under their new captain GG.
Will be their first away game & DD will be full of confidence with ‘Finch’s Best Man’ Maxwell joining them along with Rabada’s replacement ‘Liam Plunkett’.
Gambhir, Munro, Iyer, Maxwell, Pant, Vijay, Morris, Tewatia/Nadeem, Mishra, Boult, Shami.
*Maxwell will replace Christian in the playing 11.
*No other change is expected unless they want to change their tactic of playing two leggies for this game.