There are many similarities between the Rajasthan Royals and the Deccan Chargers. Both are led by retired Australian players, who redefined their art and are legitimate legends of the game. Both have won the IPL from starting off the season as absolute no-hopers. And both are next to each other in the points table of the current edition. A loss here will significantly dent semi-final aspirations for both teams, but more so for Deccan than for Rajasthan.
However, Deccan do have the advantage of having played one game less than Rajasthan, though with the business end of the tournament approaching, having games in hand is no longer enough - what teams need are points on the table.
The one area in which Rajasthan have scored over the Chargers is in the performance of the Australians who have joined both teams at the start of the month. Shane Watson didn't bowl particularly well (but then, no one apart from Doug Bollinger did), but he blasted 60 off 25 balls. Ryan Harris - of whom Deccan would have also expected big things - however, didn't live up to his billing and nor to his recent form for Australia.