The Delhi Capitals were still outstanding in the Indian Premier League edition. Five wins from seven matches placed them second in the points table where they were tied with Mumbai Indians and RCB with the same points. DC were on the rise in this tournament, but now, they are going to face some issues, their lead batsmen, Rishabh Pant are injured and Alex Carey could be their replacement. Alex Carey is also a left-handed batsman and may face difficulties when facing foreign bowlers.
Ajinkya Rahane is another batsman who is waiting for the chance. Stoinis had to continue his good run as DC needed to fire in the middle overs otherwise, they would have faced a problem while facing the stronger teams of this tournament. In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada is shining with full light this season of IPL T20. He is the highest wicket-taker of this tournament and has already taken 21 wickets. After missing a few opening matches, Ravi Ashwin is back in the playing XI and has proved his ability in the last few matches. Enrich Nortje and Axar Patel are also doing well. DC has the option of Harshal Patel as the sixth bowler and can use them when needed.
Delhi Capital lost the most recent match against Mumbai Indians by a beautiful five-wicket margin. It was a match that they could have easily won but one-two drops led to their loss. His batting order performed well in that match.Shikhar Dhawan was the highest run-scorer for him, scoring 69 (52) with the help of six fours and a huge six. He was not out until the end of the innings. The captain, Shreyas Iyer, also performed well with the bat and scored 42 (33) runs and hit five fours.
Alex Carrie was 14 not out. DC’s bowling unit performed well in the previous match but failed to defend the target of 163 runs on the board. The target was achieved in 19.4 overs from them. Kagiso Rabada was the highest wicket-taker for his side, taking two wickets for 28 runs in his four overs. Eric Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Marcus Stoinis took one wicket each, while Eric Northje and Harshal Patel remained behind.
Half of this season of IPL T20 was completed and Rajasthan Royals are still looking for a perfect combination. He had played a total of seven matches with three wins to his name. They lost four matches and are ranked sixth in the points table. They are coming into this match with a huge win over Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of five wickets in their last match. THis bowling unit performed well in that match. He limited Sunrisers Hyderabad’s strong batting order to 158 runs.
Jofra Archer was the most economical bowler for him, taking one wicket for 25 runs in his four overs. Karthik Tyagi took one wicket in his three overs while 29 runs were taken from him. Jaydev Unadkat was the second bowler from his side to take a wicket in four overs while scoring 35 runs. Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia and Ben Stokes were bowlers who failed to take any wicket.
The Rajasthan Royals batting order performed well in the last match and chased down the target of 159 runs in 19.5 overs. The RR top order almost failed to deliver the best performance in that match. He lost his three crucial batsmen for a total of 26 runs but Ryan Parag and Rahul Tewatia did well and scored 64 runs in the last four overs of their innings. Rahul Tewatia was the highest run-scorer for his side, who did not get out even after scoring 45 (28) with the help of four fours and two sixes.
Ryan Parag also performed brilliantly with the bat. He scored 42 (26) and hit two fours and as many sixes.Robin Uthappa had 18 runs to his name while Hoz Butler, who was playing his first match of the Indian Premier League this season, could score 16 runs. Sanju Samson scored 26 runs while Ben Stokes and captain Steven Smith scored five each.
Our today’s match prediction
Today match prediction – DCToss Prediction – DC
The Delhi Royals are a stronger team than the Rajasthan Royals, at least on paper. As per our IPL T20 prediction, Delhi Capital is the favorite team that will win this match.