Today Delhi will play against Rajasthan Royals. Delhi needs to win this match for finish in the top two in the points table. When teams finish in the top two positions in the points table of IPL. They get an extra chance to reach In finals. If they lost in the qualifier one, then they play qualifier two with the winning team of eliminator match.
Along with Delhi, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kinga also qualify for the playoffs. The 4th spot remain and 4 teams are fighting for this place.
Before the playoffs matches, Delhi has lost their most important bowler Kagiso Rabada. Rabada picked 25 wickets in 12 matches, and he is the highest wicket-taker in IPL-12 so far. He ruled out of the rest of the season due to back niggle.
After losing Kagiso Rabada, Ricky pointing named his replacement. Business Standard cited reports as quoting DC head coach Ricky Ponting.
“It was a decision that CSA made. KG had complained of a sore lower back. After our last game in Delhi, he felt it went a little worse. A massive loss, but one we think we can cover. We have Trent Boult, who did well last season so he can do the job. Rabada has held the ship up when it came to the death bowling. To have very good death bowlers is important,”
Pointing named Trent Boult as Rabada’s replacement. In this season of IPL-12, Trent Boult has played 2 matches so far in IPL 2019 and picks one wicket. He also has an experienced bowler and may be played an important role during playoffs matches.
Delhi has played 13 matches so far in IPL 2019 and wins 8 matches out of them. They are at 3rd position in the points table with 16 points. DC will try to finish in the top two to win their remaining match.