If there is one team you feel sorry and pity for it has to be Delhi Daredevils, for no fault of theirs. Even before the tournament got underway they are missing their big stars like Quintoin de Kock, Jean Paul Duminy and Shreyas Iyer. Hence, the unit wears a second eleven look. Today, they take on Steven Smith’s Rising Pune Supergint who are a getting into the groove in the tournament. Steven Smith is in the form of his life it seems, cannot put one foot wrong. Delhi Daredevils would be hoping for a big show by Rishabh Pant and of course Zak and Mishra to fire. But that happens or not, you can find out only if you tune into Sony Max/ Sony Six at 8:00 IST.
RPS would be hoping MahendraSingh Dhoni fires before they head into the second leg of the tournament, that will be the key to RPS making it big in the tournament.
Going by the trend it seems the team that wins the toss will be comfortable chasing. Chris Morris the big foriegn player has not come good, hence he is due for a big one as well. The match will take place in Feroz Shah Kotla.
The likely XIs
Rising Pune Supergiant: 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Mayank Agarwal/Faf du Plessis, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Manoj Tiwary, 7 Rajat Bhatia, 8 Dan Christian/Shardul Thakur, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Imran Tahir, 11 Ashok Dinda/Ishwar Pandey
Delhi Daredevils: 1 Aditya Tare, 2 Sam Billings, 3 Karun Nair, 4 Sanju Samson, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Chris Morris, 7 Carlos Brathwaite/Corey Anderson, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Amit Mishra/Jayant Yadav, 10 Shahbaz Nadeem, 11 Zaheer Khan (capt)