Forgetting the loss in the previous match, Delhi Capitals will look to beat Rajasthan Royals today to stay in the race for the IPL playoffs while the Royals would like to maintain the winning streak. Delhi has lost six out of 11 matches. His road to the playoffs is not that easy. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings have 10 points in the same number of matches. Delhis net run rate is plus 0.150 but they have to win the next three matches.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, is third with 14 points and needs only two points to qualify. His run rate is also plus 0.326 which can prove useful in the last count. Delhis team has failed to perform consistently this season. After defeating Sunrisers, they lost to Chennai Super Kings by 91 runs.
In the batting, David Warners bat is getting runs but he is not getting help from the opening partners. Delhi has tried from Prithvi Shaw to Mandeep Singh and Shrikar Bharat but has not found the right opening partner for Warner. The biggest concern for Delhi is skipper Rishabh Pants form. He is collecting a few runs but the team expects him to do better.
Royals have the best bowling attack of the tournament. Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 22 wickets at an average of 14.50. Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, and the famous Krishna have also done well. The best part for the Royals is that Jos Buttler has not been over-dependent. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a fifty against Punjab. Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal will have to play better innings. The team may miss Shimron Hetmyer who has returned to Guyana due to the birth of his child.
The match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals (RR vs DC) has always been a close contest. Both the teams have put their full strength to win. In such a situation, take a look before this match, so far in the history of IPL, the head-to-head record between the two has been equal.
The two teams have clashed in 25 matches so far in the long history of IPL. Out of these 24 matches, 12 matches have been on the side of the Delhi Capitals. At the same time, the result of 13 matches has been in favor of Rajasthan Royals. This year also both the teams had met in the 34th match of the league, in which Rajasthan Royals won in a very exciting way.
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The pitch of DY Patil Stadium has become quite slow now. However, in the beginning, the fast bowlers get a good bounce here. It is a night match, so dew can also play a big role. In such a situation, the team winning the toss would like to bowl first. However, dew was not seen here in the last few matches.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|