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IPL 2024: Match 9 (RR vs DC) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Mar 28, 2024 12:10 am
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The stage is set for a thrilling encounter as the Rajasthan Royals (RR) lock horns with the Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Scheduled for Thursday, March 28th, this first evening game at the iconic Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur promises fireworks.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant 

The Royals are buzzing after a convincing victory against the Lucknow Super Giants in their opening match. Sanju Samson emerged as the hero with a scintillating 82*, guiding his team to a formidable total. Conversely, the Delhi Capitals are licking their wounds after a disappointing loss against the Punjab Kings in Mullanpur.

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Having finished a lowly ninth in IPL 2023, DC has bolstered their squad with promising players, seeking redemption in this edition. With the tension palpable, let’s delve into the top 3 player battles that are guaranteed to enthral fans in the upcoming RR vs DC clash:

#1 David Warner vs Trent Boult 

Trent Boult
Trent Boult

David Warner, the veteran swashbuckler of the Delhi Capitals, kickstarted his IPL 2024 campaign with a brisk 29 off just 21 balls. Although his stay was cut short by a well-directed short ball from Harshal Patel, Warner displayed supreme confidence at the crease. Fueled by the approaching 2024 T20 World Cup, his international swansong, Warner is determined to maintain his phenomenal run-scoring form.

Standing in his path is the redoubtable Trent Boult, the Kiwi pacer who continues to strike fear in the hearts of IPL batsmen. Boult’s opening over was a masterclass in swing bowling, dismissing the dangerous Quinton de Kock for a mere 4 and sending Devdutt Padikkal back for a golden duck. This battle between two seasoned campaigners is undoubtedly the one to watch in the RR vs DC encounter.

#2 Sanju Samson vs Kuldeep Yadav

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson

One of the most intriguing battles on the night will see Sanju Samson take on Kuldeep Yadav. Samson, fresh off his match-winning 82* against LSG, displayed exceptional composure amidst falling wickets, finding valuable support from Riyan Parag. His ability to score freely against pace will be tested by the guile of Kuldeep Yadav.

Yadav, the left-arm wrist-spinner, showcased his economical bowling in the opening match, conceding only 20 runs in his four overs and picking up two crucial wickets. His variations and deceptive deliveries have the potential to tie even the most flamboyant batsman in knots. Can Samson remain unfazed and counter Yadav’s spin wizardry?

#3 Yuzvendra Chahal vs Rishabh Pant 

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Rajasthan Royals’ leg-spinner, knows a strong IPL 2024 season is crucial for his national team aspirations. His performance in the first match was underwhelming, bowling just three overs and conceding 25 runs for a solitary wicket. This match against his India teammate, Rishabh Pant, presents a golden opportunity for Chahal to bounce back and prove his mettle.

Pant, returning to action after a lengthy injury layoff, showcased glimpses of his characteristic attacking style before being dismissed for 18 off 13 balls. While not a bad score on its own, a bigger knock would solidify his comeback and silence any lingering doubts. The battle between Chahal and Pant promises to be a fascinating contest, with both players eager to make a statement.