Rajasthan Vs Deccan - One plays to survive and the other for Pride

Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers Live Streaming

The title says it all "Rajasthan Vs Deccan - One plays to survive and the other for Pride". Rajasthan Royals plays to survive in IPL 2012 and keep its hopes alive. Deccan Chargers are already out of the contention and they play for pride.

Rajasthan Royals still have two matches to go - One against Deccan Chargers and the other against Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan is on 14 points with a better net run rate than the other teams in the race. Two wins will take Rajasthan to 18 points equaling Mumbai and Rajasthan can sneak in due to better net run rate. But their fate also relies on results of some other matches which involves RCB and KXIP. The best they can do is just win both the matches to stay in.

The venue for this match is Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad which also is the home ground of Deccan Chargers. This team has provided a brilliant batting display in most of the matches but have failed to defend mammoth totals. The bowling line up is too fragile to defend even big scores. If they had some good bowlers we could have seen this team in the race of play-offs as well.

Rajasthan Royals has impressed everyone the way they won against fancied teams of IPL. But they would also blame themselves of letting away some matches that they could have won. Dravid, Rahane, Watson, Owais Shah, Hodge and many more to name; have equally contributed in Rajasthan's good run so far.

Similarly from the opposition Cameron White, Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, etc have played a vital role but imbalance in the batting and bowling department couldn't fetch too many wins to the Deccan Chargers. Rajasthan Royals would play as the favourites today but anything is possible on a given cricketing day. Deccan Chargers may come up as winners and finish the Royals' hopes of reaching the play-offs.

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