Here are the major talking points from the IPL 2020 game between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah.
What did the Rajasthan Royals bowlers do right?
They brought in Varun Aaron for this game. Extra pace. Jofra Archer jogs in and hits 150kph. And the plan in the powerplay was to bowl short, fast and at the body.
This was essentially to prevent the Capitals’ big hitters from simply plonking their front foot out and hitting through the line. Bit hard to put power on a ball that is coming up to your chest. At pace.
In all, the Royals bowled 24 short or short-of-a-good-length balls, giving away 32 runs. There were only five full deliveries in the entire powerplay.
Considering the Capitals lost three wickets in the first six overs, you have to say, the plan worked.
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