Cricket News sort by Rajasthan XI

After three supers overs in the previous day, we had a rather mundane game at our hands as CSK could manage only 125 on two paced pitch in Abu Dhabi. Even though Rajasthan were rocked early, Buttler and Smith combined to make light work of the chase.

Struggling to find consistency, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will take on each in match number 37 of IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi on Monday. Both CSK and RR are in a similar situation having won only three out of nine matches. Chennai are placed ahead of Rajasthan only on the virtue of a better run rate. Further, both sides go in having lost their previous match. CSK went down to favourites Delhi Capitals by five wickets while Rajasthan were undone by Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets. Neither side can afford to slip from here.

With 35 required off 12 balls, not many would fancy the batting side. But with AB de Villiers at the crease, then the toughest of tasks become seamlessly easy. He carried his team to a fine 7 wicket win as he scored 55 runs in 22 balls, with a four and 6 sixes.

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, who have often been in the battle for the best batsman of the current generation, will lock horns as Royal Challengers Bangalore face Rajasthan Royals in match number 33 of IPL 2020 at Dubai. RCB are well-placed at number three with five wins and three losses. However, they go into the contest having faltered against Kings XI Punjab in the previous game. Royals, on the other hand, are just above bottom-placed KXIP, with three wins in eight games. They go in having lost to Delhi Capitals twice in a week, the latest being by 13 runs.

DC pacers came back exceptionally well to win the match after being out of it for most part of the innings as they gave away only 25 in the final five overs. Shreyas Iyer injured his shoulder in the fifth over and Dhawan led the team in his absence to a fine victory by 13 runs.

Having stunned Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets following another super show by Rahul Tewatia, Rajasthan Royals will be keen to build on the triumph when they face Delhi Daredevils in the 30th match of IPL 2020 at Dubai. DC themselves suffered a setback when they put up a rather insipid performance to go down to defending champions Mumbai Indians without much of a fight. The last time these two teams met, Delhi had beaten Rajasthan by 46 runs. Steve Smith will thus be keen for a positive result when the sides clash again.

Rajasthan Royals finally ended their losing streak as they came from behind to win a thriller against Sunrisers Hyderabad. 85 runs came off the last 49 balls as Riyan Parag’s 42*(26) and Rahul Tewatia’s 45*(28) sealed the deal for RR.

Ben Stokes’ return to the cricket field bolstered Rajasthan Royals, who are in desperate need of reigniting their campaign. Although there is no guarantee of Stokes playing, RR might well risk him in Sunday’s game considering the grave situation. Having won their first two matches in Sharjah, RR have since registered four losses in a row, the latest one despite returning to Sharjah.

Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel starred with both bat and ball as the Delhi Capitals completed a comprehensive win over the Rajasthan Royals to regain the top spot in the points table. Delhi’s bowlers were disciplined and their fielders backed them by taking some tough catches in the outfield, led by Hetmyer.