Rajasthan Royals will take on the Deccan Chargers in must win situation match 68 of DLF IPL 2012 at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. But even success over the Deccan in today’s match – and against Mumbai Indians on Sunday – will not ensure Rajasthan a position in the playoffs; they will have to depend on Punjab and Bangalore lose their last match of the league.
Rajasthan Royals had a commendable start in the tournament but unfortunately could not continue the winning momentum. Rahane was the star player from the Rajasthan royal’s side is the highest run-getter for his team with 541, in IPL season5. He has been well supported by his captain Rahul Dravid who has made 418 runs, but of some issue is with Rajasthan’s batting moves around these two openers. Whenever Rahane and Dravid have been out in the beginning, the batting line-up has flattened.
Deccan, have lost most of their games, they conducted well on many matches and that is the reason why Rajasthan not going to take them lightly. With batsmen like Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Shikhar Dhawan and Cameron White, they have the prospective to defeat Dravid’s men. Dhawan has 538 runs from 13 innings and has been a regular entertainer while another player to look will be Steyn who has given everything. Deccan will be expecting to win in front of their home crowd and end their IPL 5 campaign on an excellent note.
Deccan Chargers: Parthiv Patel (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Cameron White, Daniel Christian, Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Akshath Reddy, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Veer Pratap Singh
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi, Shaun Tait
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