Rajasthan Royals will not need to struggle a lot in today’s encounter with nearly out of event Delhi Daredevils at Sardar Patel Stadium Ahmed abad. DD has won just 2 matches out of 10 played and all hopes for thier arrival in semi-finals have been diminished. So, it will be not an important match for DD and they might change the playing eleven. While RR has 12 points with 4 games remaining and they will take the full advantage of today’s game in order to keep itself among top 4.
All the batsmen from RR are contributing alternatively. You may take the example of Watson’s century or Smith-Faulkner’s show against RCB. Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair are also playing well. But the problem with them is the inconsistent batting order which cause them chasing down 134 against SRH. Fortune is in favor of RR in this edition of IPL as they are at the third position with no exceptional name(cricket) in t20 format, this may be attributed towards the hard work from Shane Watson and his team. This indicate the spirit of RR players for cricket.
42 year Pravin Tambe has been the successful spinner in Pepsi IPL 2014 with 14 wickets. He is bowling at tight line and length and is picking the wickets at right time. So, he will also be the key bowler today against the flopped batting. Tambe is also being backed by the medium-pacer Rajat Bhatia who has a slow variation. Shane Watson himself is a very clever bowler as well.
If we talk about DD, it has been failed utterly in both departments, batting and bowling. Skipper Kevin Pieterson’s struggle brought fruit neither for himself nor for the team, although he tried a lot and change his batting position as well. Only African left-handed batsman JP Duminy played some pretty innings but these innings proved non-productive for the team. Quinton de Cock and Murali Vijay did nothing for the team. Dinesh Karthik also played one or two better innings but for the remaining games his bat remained jam.
Bowling has also not been very impressive in spite of the presence of Weyne Pernell, Muhammad Shami and Imran Tahir. But the positive thing today for DD will be that the players will be out of pressure and they might attack the opposition with bat and bowl as well. If Pieterson or Ross Taylor come in aggression with bat, it might be fatal fatal for RR.
Anyhow, it might be a one-sided match with RR the favourite (on the basis of present performance).
So let’s see RR vs DD astrological prediction | preview 14 may 2014