Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Highlights today, Saturday 25-09-2021 – 36th Match, Indian Premier League season 14th from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Rajasthan Royals win the toss and will bowl.
Samson: “Hoping the wicket gets better as the day goes on. It was a great team effort from everyone but it’s history. Two people not available – Evin Lewis and Chris Morris miss out, and that means Tabraiz Shamsi and David Miller come in. We might have Livingstone coming up the order.”
Pant says: he would have bowled first as well. Lalit Yadav in for Stoinis, he confirms.
IPL 2021 Points Table
Rajasthan Royals team: YBK Jaiswal, SV Samson*†, LS Livingstone, DA Miller, MK Lomror, R Parag, R Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, C Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, T Shamsi.
Delhi Capitals team: PP Shaw, S Dhawan, SS Iyer, RR Pant*†, SO Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, AR Patel, R Ashwin, K Rabada, A Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Sanju Samson says: “I thought the total was chaseable but we lost too many wickets and weren’t able to get any momentum in our chase. We might consider changes for the next game, but it is too early now. We have to remove all emotion before that.”
Anrich Nortje: “It was quite slow, but Shreyas said it was difficult to hit straight. So we were trying to get them to hit straight. All the bowlers did a great job. We try and share ideas as much as we can, and then you make the most of it. [On yorkers] Depends on who is batting, but it’s great when it works. We work quite hard on fitness. I don’t know when the season’s stopping, so you have to stay fit.”
Post match presentation
Rishabh Pant: “[On his bowling attack] If not the best, it is one of the best. But we like to take it as one match at a time. There’s a fair bit of planning, as a team we plan according to the batters and execute according to those plans. Ashwin likes to set his own fields. I am happy with my form. As long as the team is winning, I am happy. [On playing with Shreyas] We have batted together for a long time. He bats 3 and I bat 5 normally. So that helps.”
Shreyas Iyer is player of the match: “Just decided to see how the wicket was playing and then take it from there and look to take on the spinners later. Prithvi and Shikhar are attacking players. Rishabh and I have been playing together for the last five years. It is good fun because he takes on bowlers as soon as he comes on. [On returning from injury] The last five months have been hectic, but now I am feeling amazing. I have a close-knit family and friends. They motivated me, and once rehab started, my power came back quicker than I thought. I love to take on the bowlers.”