DC vs RR Match Analysis and Prediction: Who’ll Win?

DC vs RR Match Analysis and Prediction: Who’ll Win?

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Delhi takes on Rajasthan in a tense encounter, at the Firoz Shah Kotla for match number 53 of the VIVO IPL 2019. Delhi has reached their first playoffs since 2012 and is on the course of making history. Rajasthan on the other hand faced struggles this season and have to win at all costs against Delhi. It’s their one and only chance to get closer to the only spot left for playoffs. . We bring to you the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course match predictions.

Delhi Capitals

Delhi has qualified for the first time in seven years. With 16 points in their kitty, a win will put them on par with CSK. If placed in the top two, Delhi will find themselves with an advantage of getting two shots or directly move on two the final. DC has put forth a collective team effort so far in the tournament. Especially after a poor start, Delhi have backed themselves up under the dynamic Shreyas Iyer. The likes of Prithvi Shaw and veteran Shikhar Dhawan played big roles in contributing towards the runs. Rishabh Pant has been in an unbelievable form this season. The youngster has been the main backbone of the Delhi batting. The likes of Colin Ingram and Shane Rutherford down the order give DC an extra edge to their batting.

Delhi Capitals suffered a huge blow with the injury of Kagsio Rabada. The pacer was the best bowler of the tournament with 25 wickets to his name. A back problem has led Rabada to sit out with the World Cup around the corner; the team is not willing to take chances. The likes of Boult, Chris Morris and Rutherford will have to do their best now.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are a threat in the batting. Amit Mishra and Chris Morris will be key to bowling.

Predicted XI

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Shane Rutherford, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Jagadeesha Suchith.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan suffered a huge blow in the last match against RCB where rain played a spoil sport. Now the chances of RR going to the playoffs are extremely slim. First off they have to win against DC and then hope the remaining two matches go in their favour. It’s a lot to ask for. Now with Steven Smith gone, Rahane is back in the captain’s post. RR has weakened considerably after Archer, Buttler and Ben Stokes left for their camps. This piles all the more pressure on Rahane and co. to give it their all in today’s match. Rahane, Samson and Livingstone need to perform their best if Royals have any hope of qualifying.

Rajasthan will bank of their star bowler Shreyas Gopal to be at his best against DC. Oshane Thomas could prove to be a dark horse for RR. Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron will also need to perform well to win.

Ajinkiya Rahane and Liam Livingstone pose threats in batting. Shreyas Gopal and Oshane Thomas will be key in the bowling.

Predicted XI

Ajinkiya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron.

Prediction: Who’ll Win?

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    This is going to be a thrilling match all the way to the end. Delhi Capitals might just work it to their advantage at their home ground.

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