IPL 2021, RR vs DC: Sanju Samson elects to field
Rajasthan Royals are set to clash with Delhi Capitals in the seventh game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Sanju Samson has won the toss and elected to field in an encounter that features two young captains. The injury-marred Royals are eyeing their first win this season, while Delhi would want to continue their winning streak. Here is more.
Expect another high-scoring thriller
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is hosting this game. As seen in the previous two games here, dew will be a crucial factor this time as well. Hence, winning the toss becomes important at this venue. Notably, Delhi chased down 189 against CSK last time, while Rajasthan fell short by mere four runs, chasing 222. Another high-scoring thriller is expected on the Wankhede track.
A look at the head-to-head record
Both Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have fared well against each other in the IPL. The two sides have clashed in a total of 22 games, having won 11 games each. However, the Delhi Capitals won both the matches against the Royals in 2020. They won the first game by 46 runs, and the next one by 13 runs.
Stokes ruled out, Nortje remains in quarantine
Some of the marquee players from both the sides are missing out. Star all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to a broken finger. Meanwhile, Delhi will miss the services of pace spearhead Anrich Nortje, who didn't feature in the opener too. He is believed to have contracted COVID-19, but remains asymptomatic as per reports.