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Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, free match prediction 09 Oct 2020

09 Oct 2020 | 19:30 | Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Rajasthan Royals Vs Delhi Capitals betting odds

RR

2.25

DC

1.58

Toss Winner - Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs

Man of the Match: Ravichandran Ashwin

Must-win game for Rajasthan Royals against in-form Delhi Capitals

  • Rajasthan Royals have lost their last three games and the side seems to be suffering from a confidence problem
  • Delhi Capitals have won four out of five games they have played this season and the side is playing well as a unit
  • Delhi Capitals have won the last three out of four games they have played against Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Capitals to win

  • Tournament: Indian Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Toss: To Bat

Indian Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Mumbai Indians 6 4 2 0 0 8 1.488
Delhi Capitals 5 4 1 0 0 8 1.06
Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.232
Kolkata Knight Riders 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.02
Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 3 2 0 0 6 -1.355
Chennai Super Kings 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.37
Rajasthan Royals 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.826
Kings XI Punjab 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.431
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
8 1.488 6 4 2 0 0
8 1.06 5 4 1 0 0
6 0.232 6 3 3 0 0
6 0.02 5 3 2 0 0
6 -1.355 5 3 2 0 0
4 -0.37 6 2 4 0 0
4 -0.826 5 2 3 0 0
2 -0.431 6 1 5 0 0
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Match Preview

As Rajasthan Royals take on the Delhi Capitals in the 23rd game of the IPL 2020 the pressure would be on the Royals to win this game. They are coming into this game with three consecutive defeats and currently sit 7th on the points table. They lost the last game against Mumbai Indians by a big margin. Delhi Capitals on the other hand comes into this contest with a big victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

Rajasthan Royals have been inconsistent with their batting and the side has depended on few players to perform so far. Similarly their bowling attack has also looked toothless and allowed the opponents to put up big scored on the board. Delhi has its problems with the ball as well but their batsmen have been in terrific form. With lots at stake for the Rajasthan Royals in this game we expect them to play good cricket which will make this game competitive. 

Teams Preview

Rajasthan Royals Preview

Steven Smith’s side has lost its way after the brilliant start to the season where they won their first two games. They have lost the last three games which has put pressure on the side. It was poor bowling and equally bad performance with the bat that led to their 57-run loss to Mumbai Indians in the last game. Smith will need to inspire confidence in the side in this must-win game. One more loss would make it extremely difficult for them to make it to the next round. 

Jos Buttler did well in the last game but his opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal will need to provide him good support in this game. Sanju Sampson and Steven Smith have gone quite after their initial brilliance in the season and they will have to do well in the middle on this occasion. In Mahipal Lamror, Tom Curran and Rahul Tewatia the side has good firepower down the order but these players haven’t been consistent and this is something the side needs to fix as go into this game. 

Ankit Rajpoot and Tum Curran’s form with the ball has become a concern right now and they will need to bowl well. Jofra Archer has been the pick of the bowlers this season and the side would expect a good show from him in this game. Shreyas Gopal and Kartik Tyagi bowled tight lines in the last game in an otherwise lackluster bowling effort from the team and they will hope to carry this form into this must-win game.  

Best Batsman – Jos Buttler      
Best Bowler – Jofra Archer 

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

Rajasthan Royals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Buttler 70 44 4 5 159.09
J Archer 24 11 3 1 218.18
T Curran 15 16 1 0 93.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Gopal 4.0 0 28 2 7
J Archer 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
K Tyagi 4.0 0 36 1 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Gopal 4.0 0 28 2 7
J Archer 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
K Tyagi 4.0 0 36 1 9

Rajasthan Royals Actual Playing XI:

AJ Tye, Steven Smith, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, R Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, S Gopal, Kartik Tyagi

Delhi Capitals Preview

Shreyas Iyer’s side is looking very strong at the moment. They are a young side and have played exciting cricket in the tournament so far. They registered a convincing 59-run victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last game which came on the back of a strong batting performance. Iyer would like his side to carry the momentum into this game and reclaim their top position on the points table. 

They have a good opening combination going with Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan looking in great form at the moment and the side would be expecting another good start from them in this game. Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant are also looking in good touch in the middle order. With the hitting abilities of Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel and Shimron Hetmyer to follow the batting line-up is looking formidable at the moment. 

With the new ball Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje did well in the last game but they haven’t had the best season yet. The side would expect them to pick early wickets in the game. Ravichandran Ashwin, Stoinis and Axal Patel bring in lot of experience to the board which adds strength to this attack. Harshal Patel had an ordinary day with the ball in the last game and he would be expected to do well in this one. 

Best Batsman – Shikhar Dhawan      
Best Bowler – Kagiso Rabada 

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:

Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel

Delhi Capitals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Stoinis 53 26 6 2 203.85
P Shaw 42 23 5 2 182.61
R Pant 37 25 3 2 148
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 4.0 0 24 4 6
A Nortje 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
A Patel 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rabada 4.0 0 24 4 6
A Nortje 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
A Patel 4.0 0 18 2 4.5

Delhi Capitals Actual Playing XI:

Anrich Nortje, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 1.57 k/h From: N 0%
03h 29 0 mm. 2.05 k/h From: SSE 0%
06h 33 0 mm. 3.06 k/h From: SW 0%
09h 34 0 mm. 4.83 k/h From: W 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 6.49 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 2.81 k/h From: NW 0%
18h 30 0 mm. 2.1 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 1.43 k/h From: WNW 0%

Weather Conditions

It will be a hot and humid afternoon at Sharjah on October 09 and the track would be a belter as we have so far seen in the tournament. Batsmen can play on the up as there is no lateral movement for the bowlers. 200 plus scores has been made and chased here on a regular basis. The side that bats first will have to target a score in excess of 180 runs in this game to feel comfortable. 

Venue Details

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a small ground and perhaps among the highest scoring ones in the world when it comes to big scores in T20 cricket. The ground is small and outfield is lightning fast. Batsmen enjoy this surface. There isn’t much for the bowlers where and both fast bowlers and spinners have struggled so far on this track in this tournament as there is small margin of error for them. 

Toss: To Bat

We have seen massive scores being made at this venue where the pitch has been a great one to bat. Three out of the four games in the season at this venue has been won by sides that have batted first. The side winning the toss shouldn’t have any hesitation in opting to bat first on this track. 

Winning Prediction

It will be a big challenge for the Rajasthan Royals going into this game. They haven’t played well as a unit so far and their bowling attack looks short on confidence. The side will have to come out with a special performance to win this game. The Delhi Capitals are looking in blazing hot form at the moment with their batsmen in great form. They also have momentum on their side which will make them confident going into this contest. 

Delhi Capitals to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee