Rajasthan Royals would fight with all they might when they take on Deccan Chargers today on the latter’s home ground. RR drew first blood when the two teams clashed earlier this season.Taking first strike. the Bulls posted a formidable 196 but they failed to defend this score allowing the Royals clinch victory.
The Bulls have had a dismal season this year; but for their heroics against Pune Warriors India, Deccan Chargers found success against no other team.They certainly have no chance of making it to the play-offs and the recent spot fixing controversy has only added to their cup of woes.
Meanwhile, the Royals from Rajasthan would have to win this match to keep their play-off hopes alive.With 14 points from 14 games, the Royals are currently placed sixth in the standings.A win in today’s match, would tighten the points table and would only increase the uncertainity about which teams would qualify.
The Rahul Dravid led side, though cautious, are positive about sailing through to the next round.If Shane Watson gets his willow to do the talking, then there is no stopping and this could spell doom for the Chargers who are yet to recover from their previous losses.
Watson, in the company of skipper, Dravid and the side’s leading run scorer, Ajinkya Rahane, could accelerate the Rajasthan innings giving no chance for the opponents to realise what hit them.While the Royals would look to emerge victorious in this match, the Chargers would hope to salvage their pride atleast on this occasion.