Vivo IPL 2019, Match 53 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Delhi are currently holding third position in the point table with 16 points from 13 games. A win against Rajasthan will enhance Delhi's chances of featuring in Qualifier 1, giving them two shots at the May 12 final.
Delhi Capitals (DC) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi on May 04, Saturday. The Rajasthan Royals have a 3-4 head to head record against DC at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi Capitals play-off berth sealed, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals eye big win against Rajasthan Royals to enhance their chances for a second-place. Rajasthan Royals are at the sixth position in the IPL 2019 Points Table with 11 points from 13 games and have faint chances to make it to the playoff. For Rajasthan Royal to go through, SunRisers Hyderabad need to lose their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders need to lose their match against Mumbai Indians.
DC suffered a huge blow on the previous match as pacer Kagiso Rabada was ruled of the rest of the IPL due to a back injury after South Africa decided to call the pacer back as a precautionary measure ahead of the World Cup. The South African right-arm bowler is the leading wicket-taker of the 12th season, with 25 wickets in 12 games at an average of 14.72. Kagiso Rabada had missed Delhi Capitals’ last match against Chennai Super Kings. Delhi may bring experienced Ishant Sharma in place of either Jagadeesha Suchith or Chirs Morris.
Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of skipper Steve Smith. Smith has headed back to Australia to join the rest of his teammates to prepare for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Ajinkya Rahane will return to captaincy duties. Ashton Turner is expected to replace Smith in the playing eleven. The departure of Smith, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes has enfeebled Rajasthan's batting, putting more responsibility on the shoulders of Rahane, Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone but the team's bowling unit would be confidently aroused after the leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal's hat-trick in the match against RCB.
Delhi Capitals Probable XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Jagadeesha Suchith/Ishant Sharma, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult.
Rajasthan Royals Probable XI
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Manan Vohra, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas.
IPL 2019, Match 53: DC vs RR Live streaming, Broadcast Details
Date and Day: May 4, 2019, Saturday.
Place: Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD
Live Streaming: Hotstar
Time: 4:00 pm IST