Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League 2021, Today Match Prediction

15 Apr 2021 | 19:30 | Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
150/7 in 19.4 7.63 winner
147/8 in 20.0 7.35

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

winner Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets

Fear-less DC take on the flamboyant RR

  • DC and RR are 11-11 stalemate in the win-loss record but DC are in a 5-match winning streak against RR from 2018.
  • DC spinners had figures of 7-0-74-1 while RR spinners had figures of 6-0-72-1 in their opening game at this venue.
  • Teams are scoring runs at an economy rate of 10.6 RPO & average of 35.7 in the two matches played here.  


  • Tournament: Indian Premier League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
  • Toss: To Bowl

Indian Premier League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.175
Delhi Capitals 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.779
Mumbai Indians 2 1 1 0 0 2 0.225
Punjab Kings 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
Kolkata Knight Riders 2 1 1 0 0 2 0
Rajasthan Royals 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.2
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.4
Chennai Super Kings 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.779
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 0.175 2 2 0 0 0
2 0.779 1 1 0 0 0
2 0.225 2 1 1 0 0
2 0.2 1 1 0 0 0
2 0 2 1 1 0 0
0 -0.2 1 0 1 0 0
0 -0.4 2 0 2 0 0
0 -0.779 1 0 1 0 0

rr vs dc Match Prediction & Analysis

Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have a young and dynamic wicket-keeper batsmen in charge of their team for this season in form of Rishabh pant and Sanju Samson. Delhi Capitals showed no fear right from the word go and were unstoppable last night as they chased the 180+ total with ease against CSK. They will look to continue their onslaught on the opposition in their skipper`s style in this match too. Rajasthan Royals almost chased down a massive 220+ runs with their skipper motoring the chase. They will hope to win this match and get their first points on table.

Teams Preview

Rajasthan Royals Preview

Skipper Sanju Samson played one of the best T20 knocks scoring 119 runs in a massive chase of 222 runs. Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, and Shivam Dube scored some quick fire 20+ runs to build partnerships with their skipper. They will miss Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone might replace him in the playing XI in this match. 

Young pacer Chetan Sakariya stole the show last night with his cutters and variations. Chris Morris and Mustafizur Rahman went for over 10 RPO in the last game. Spinners Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia were put under the pump and were never allowed to complete their quota of overs. RR used 8 bowlers and most of them went for runs at over 10 RPO as they gave 221 runs in their 20 overs.  

Top players to bet on:

Sanju Samson – Samson fell agonizingly short of the target not able to clear the rope in the last 2 balls. He will look to build on his superb knock in the first game and get his maiden victory as a captain in this match.     

Chetan Sakariya – Sakariya had bowling figures of 4-0-31-3 in a high scoring contest despite bowling the tough overs in the power play and death. He was impressive with his variations with the ball and was also took a superb catch last night.

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Manan Vohra, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Rajasthan Royals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Samson 119 63 12 7 188.89
J Buttler 25 13 5 0 192.31
R Parag 25 11 1 3 227.27
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Sakariya 4.0 0 31 3 7.75
C Morris 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
R Parag 1.0 0 7 1 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Sakariya 4.0 0 31 3 7.75
C Morris 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
R Parag 1.0 0 7 1 7

Rajasthan Royals Actual Playing XI:

Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, M Vohra, Chetan Sakariya, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, David Miller, Jos Buttler, R Tewatia, Riyan Parag

Delhi Capitals Preview

DC openers stole the show with their massive 138-run partnership in their last game. Both Shikhar Dhawan (85 runs) and Prithvi Shaw (72 runs) registered half-centuries to seal the match. Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis ended the formalities as they won with 7 wickets and 8 balls remaining in the match.

Chris Woakes and Avesh Khan were superb with the ball as they picked up 2 wickets each and gave runs at less than 6 RPO. They have selection issues with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje available for selection from this match.  Spinners Ashwin and Mishra were taken for lot of runs on this pitch and will look to operate a smartly in this match.

Top players to bet on:

Prithvi Shaw – Shaw amazed the eyes of the audience with his exquisite strokes as they scored 72 runs off just 38 balls with 9 boundaries and 3 sixes. He is an exciting talent and we hope he would make a big score in this match too.  

Avesh Khan – Avesh Khan had figures of 4-0-23-2 and picked up the important wickets of Faf Du Plessis and MS Dhoni. He will be high on confidence after a superb performance and we expect him to continue his purple patch in this match too.

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

Delhi Capitals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Dhawan 85 54 10 2 157.41
P Shaw 72 38 9 3 189.47
R Pant 15 12 2 0 125
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Woakes 3.0 0 18 2 6
A Khan 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
R Ashwin 4.0 0 47 1 11.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Woakes 3.0 0 18 2 6
A Khan 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
R Ashwin 4.0 0 47 1 11.75

Delhi Capitals Actual Playing XI:

Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, CR Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Tom Curran

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
15h 30 0 mm. 3.25 k/h From: NW 0%
18h 30 0 mm. 2.68 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 4.35 k/h From: NNW 0%

Weather Conditions

Mumbai is expected to have temperature in the ranges of late 20s or early 30s and might be slightly cooler in the night. Dew will play a huge role in the second innings or latter stages of the match.  

Venue Details

Wankhede is a batting paradise so far in the 2 matches and it is a graveyard for the bowlers especially spinners. Bowlers need to use their variations and plans & executions according to different batsmen in this pitch. We expect yet another run feast of 200+ runs in this match too.     

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option with dew expected to make its appearance. Batsmen are comfortable chasing totals in excess of 200+ runs on this pitch in recent times.

RR vs DC Winning Prediction

Both teams have a superb batting line-up with a good mix of youth and experience. They have explosive batsmen in the top and middle order to disrupt in the bowlers on this wicket. DC has a better bowling unit in both pace and spin departments in terms of experience mainly. RR has a lot of different bowling options but lack the X-factor of Jofra Archer in the pace department. We expect Delhi capitals to win their second match on a trot on this placid track.


Author: Dhinesh Kumar