Match factsTuesday, May 7, 2013
Start time 1600 (1030 GMT)
Big PictureFor the second game in a row, Rajasthan Royals run into a kamikaze side. Like Pune Warriors, Delhi Daredevils are going down too, but hold potential notoriety to take a team or two down with them. Given the nature of the format, it doesn't take much to cause an upset: all it needs is for one of Daredevils' big payers - now without the pressure of much to lose - to have a big day, and it could cost Royals a chance to progress further.
Form guideRajasthan Royals WLWWL
Delhi Daredevils LWWLW
Watch out for...Not only has Mahela Jayawardene been failing with the bat, his selection of XIs and strategy have raised eyebrows too. His preference for Jeevan Mendis and Ben Rohrer to Roelof van der Merwe has been as criticised by pundits as has been his use of David Warner in the middle order. In Twenty20 cricket, you need to have your only in-form batsman face as many balls as possible, especially if he is a batsman who struggles against spin.
Stats and trivia
- Apart from Chennai Super Kings, Royals are the only side that have three batsmen with more than 300 runs to their name in this IPL: Watson, Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane.
- None of the four teams tied at second spot with 14 points - Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad - has lost a game at home.
- Daredevils are the only team to have been bowled out twice for less than 100.
Quotes"We are not thinking too far ahead. We just want to play one game at a time. We are playing against Delhi. We all know they are a strong side."
Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane keeps it in the right areas
Daredevils' Irfan Pathan has better tidings waiting
Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo