Toss Rajasthan Royals chose to bat v Delhi Capitals
Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane has elected to bat first in a must-win match for his side to qualify for the IPL playoffs. Rahane takes over the reins again for the Royals after Steven Smith departed to return to Australia for a pre-World Cup preparation camp.
For Capitals, a win would move them into the top two on the IPL table where they would clinch an opportunity to have a direct path to the tournament final if Mumbai Indians lose their final match on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer announced two changes in their XI, swapping out Chris Morris and J Suchith for Keemo Paul and Ishant Sharma. Royals have opted for extra spin to reinforce the decision to bat first as Ish Sodhi and K Gowtham came in for Smith and Jaydev Unadkat.
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Colin Ingram, 6 Axar Patel, 7 Sherfane Rutherford, 8 Keemo Paul, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Amit Mishra, 11 Trent Boult
Rajasthan Royals: 1 Sanju Samson (wk), 2 Liam Livingstone, 3 Akinkya Rahane (capt), 4 Riyan Parag, 5 Stuart Binny, 6 K Gowtham 7 Mahipal Lomror, 8 Shreyas Gopal, 9 Varun Aaron, 10 Oshane Thomas, 11 Ish Sodhi