The first doubleheader will be played today in Phase-2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL-2021). That is two matches in a day. The first match of the day will be between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Delhi currently has 14 points from 9 matches. That is, with the victory in this match, Delhi can become the first team to secure a place in the play-offs. If the Rajasthan team gets victory then it will reach top-4. Rajasthan currently has 8 points from 8 matches.
In their first match of Phase II, Rajasthan won against Punjab Kings in a very exciting fashion. 20-year-old young fast bowler Karthik Tyagi, defending 4 runs in the last over, did not let Rajasthan miss England's fast bowler Jofra Archer. Apart from Archer, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are also not present for Phase 2, but the team still has the power to reach the play-offs on the strength of young players.
The chances of both the teams tampering with their winning combination are very less. However, Delhi may be forced to make changes due to an injury to Marcus Stoinis. In the last match, Stoinis went off the field with a limp. If Stoinis is not fit, then Steve Smith can be included in his place in the playing-11.
On the other hand, the form of all-rounder Chris Morris is a matter of concern for the Royals. Morris had scored five runs against Punjab and conceded 47 runs in the bowling without taking a wicket. However, the chances of Maurice being dropped are less.
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