IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals wins rain-curtailed encounter

Catch all the live updates from Rajasthan Royals' first home game of the season against Delhi Daredevils.

 

TOSS UPDATE: Delhi Daredevils has chosen to field.

Ajinkya Rahane, the Rajasthan Royals captain, would have chosen to field as well. "We'll look to bat well and put runs on the board," he says. He confirms Royals will field an unchanged side from the last game.

Gambhir, the Daredevils captain, lists his team's two changes for the fixture. Shahbaz Nadeem replaces Amit Mishra, who had proved expensive in his previous outing against Kings XI Punjab, and Glenn Maxwell has come in for Daniel Christian.

Gambhir has taken the onset of dew later in the night as a consideration. He says, "Perhaps dew will come in. That's why we are chasing."

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As we warm up to the toss, here's our preview for tonight's match: Can Delhi breach RR's fortress?

Meanwhile, Daredevils, blown away by a K. L. Rahul special in its campaign opener, will be eyeing a comprehensive show in all three departments. It'll bank on captain Gambhir to come good at the top.

Both Royals and its opponent for the night, Delhi Daredevils, lost their respective opening encounters, rather timidly. And returning to the Sawai Mansingh stadium after a two-year hiatus, the Royals - led by Ajinkya Rahane - would hope to get off the mark in style. Talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes - IPL's most expensive acquisition this year - would hope to make amends for a rather mediocre performance with bat and ball in the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of Rajasthan's first home game in IPL season 11.