Lalit Yadav is all set to play in his first match for Delhi Capitals (DC) after being handed his debut for the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). The 24-year-old all-rounder has replaced Amit Mishra to add much-needed batting depth to the side as Shimron Hetmyer, a batsman, has given way to their bowling ace Kagiso Rabada. It remains to be seen if the move will work wonders.
Meanwhile, Lalit is well-known in the domestic circuit for his big-hitting ability. He has hit six sixes in an over not once, but twice in the course of his career. He has been one of the more explosive batsmen for his sides and played crucial knocks for his sides. Further, he is more than capable with the ball as well, as a right-arm off-break bowler. DC would thus, be excited at the prospect of seeing him shine.
RR opt to bowl; bring in Jaydev Unadkat and David Miller
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals won the toss in the match and opted to field first. Skipper Sanju Samson said at the toss, “We would like to bowl first. The conditions demands that. Matches come on in a very short time, you have to get over it. We have to take the learning experience and move on. You are expected to go for runs here. We need to have a mindset of picking wickets. I am okay if our bowlers go for some runs, we there to score it back. David Miller comes in for Stokes. Unadkat replaces Gopal.“
Rishabh Pant on the other hand said, “On this wicket, toss doesn’t matter. The surface looks good. Good to hear that we have won the last five matches but the team that plays well will in the match. Hetmyer misses out, Rabada comes in for him. Lalit Yadav makes his debut.“