Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face Delhi Capitals (DC) in Jaipur at 1930 IST (1400 GMT) in the ninth match of the Indian Premier League 2024.

Team News 

Rajasthan Royals:

The focus for the Royals is on the recovery of Parag, who is currently dealing with a bout of the flu. Their preferred XI remains unchanged, but if Parag is unavailable, they may consider including Shubham Dubey, a promising acquisition from the auction, in the role of a finisher. This adjustment won't affect their substitution strategy, as Nandre Burger will still come in for one of the batters during the bowling innings.

Probable Playing XII for Royals: 1. Jos Buttler, 2. Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3. Sanju Samson (capt, wk), 4. Riyan Parag/Shubham Dubey, 5. Shimron Hetmyer, 6. Dhruv Jurel, 7. R Ashwin, 8. Sandeep Sharma, 9. Yuzvendra Chahal, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Avesh Khan, 12. Nandre Burger

Delhi Capitals:

Anrich Nortje has returned to India after missing Capitals' opener due to the birth of his first child. He has been training intensively for two days and might feature in the Capitals XI immediately. Additionally, Ishant Sharma is now "available" for selection after recovering from an ankle injury sustained during their previous game.

Capitals are likely to continue with David Warner and Mitchell Marsh as their opening pair, sidelining Prithvi Shaw. However, Nortje's return could impact the bowling lineup, possibly leading to a change in the middle order. Ricky Bhui and Abishek Porel are expected to play, with one of them being substituted out after the batting innings.

Probable Playing XII for Capitals: 1. David Warner, 2. Mitchell Marsh, 3. Shai Hope, 4. Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), 5. Ricky Bhui, 6. Abishek Porel, 7. Axar Patel, 8. Kuldeep Yadav, 9. Sumit Kumar, 10. Mukesh Kumar, 11. Khaleel Ahmed, 12. Anrich Nortje