Rajasthan Royals vs. Delhi Capitals: 40th IPL Match Preview
Rajasthan Royals vs. Delhi Capitals: 40th IPL Match Preview

Rajasthan Royals will be ready to face Delhi Capitals in the match 40 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Jaipur on Monday. The game is an important one for the home side as they have just six points after nine matches, meaning Ajinkya Rahane-led unit have no room for further mistakes if they want to keep things in their control in regards to qualification to the next round. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was Delhi who came out on top with a 50-run margin.

Rajasthan will come in the match high on confidence after registering an impressive five-wicket win against Mumbai Indians in their previous match. In the batting departments, Royals will be relying on the likes of captain Rahane, wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Australia's Steve Smith to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, the game will be an important one for the visitors as well as they need two wins in their next four matches to qualify for the playoffs. Mood in Delhi's camp will be positive as well coming into this match as they registered a crucial five-wicket win in their previous outing against Kings XI Punjab. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of young Prithvi Shaw, veteran left-hander Shikhar

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Azeem Siddiqui
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