Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) were one of the teams which seemed the most balanced on paper after Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 auctions. But both were beaten comprehensively in their respective first matches in IPL 2018. Whereas RR surrendered Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) bowling, DD were blown away by IPL’s fastest-ever half-century by KL Rahul.
Cricket has returned to Sawai Mann Singh Stadium after 2 years of ban on RR. RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping to make a comeback like Chennai Super Kings (CSK) did on April 10 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Here are the final poll results:
Glenn Maxwell and Liam Plunkett have joined DD’s squad. Maxwell is one of the biggest hitters of the game and all eyes will be on him as he walks out to bat. Gambhir also has a chance to hit his second half-century on the trot in IPL 2018 and become the batsman with most fifties in IPL.
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 11, 2018
On the other hand, Jofra Archer has joined the RR squad. He was roped-in for Rs 7.20 crore in IPL 2018 auctions. We might see a few other changes as well, as RR’s bowling department struggled against a quality SRH top order.
RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
DD: Colin Munro, Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami