RR vs DC: The next fixture of the TATA IPL 2022 will see two strong sides competing for a place in the top four. Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals at the DY Patil Stadium at 7:30 on Wednesday. However, it is a do or die game for DC as they lost their previous match against CSK by a big margin, which has hurt their qualification chances in a big way.
On the other hand, RR are playing good cricket. That is the reason they are in a good position. Rajasthan is in third place with seven wins and needs one more to finish in the top four. So it will be a blockbuster of a match for the fans to enjoy. Let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
RR vs DC: Match Preview and Prediction
Sanju Samson and his team are playing aggressive cricket and that is the reason that they have dominated most of the opposition teams. Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal are two standout performers for them throughout this season, and other players have also done their duties quite well. The return of Yashasvi Jaiswal against PBKS was a plus point for them as now the top order is looking more dangerous.
However, one thing to worry about for them is that hard-hitting batsman Shimron Hetmyer will not be available for selection. He has left his home for the birth of his first child. Notably, he played a brilliant cameo in the last match to win them the match. So RR needs to fill that role, and it will be a big challenge for them. Jimmy Neesham might get a game in place of Hetmyer and the rest of the team will be the same.
Probably XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & Wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Jimmy Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
After beating SRH, DC were confident going into the game against CSK. But in the end, they faced a humiliating defeat of 91 runs. They were outplayed by a strong CSk unit in all the departments of the game. That loss has left nothing for them but to win all three remaining games from here on. That means every game for them is a do or die game, and to stay in the competition, they have to play out of their skins.
But it will be hard for them to come out of the last defeat, but one can expect it from the professionals. Pant appears to be feeling the pressure of captaincy, and his individual performances are also declining. He is getting the start by not being able to convert them. Another worry is the health of Prithvi Shaw, who was hospitalized before the last game. He is still doubtful about playing.
Probably XI: David Warner, Srikar Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (C & Wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje
RR vs DC Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at the DY Patil Stadium is a true batting pitch. Batsmen can play their shots with the bounce. The average score here is 170 runs. With a shorter boundary on one side, it will be difficult for the bowlers to restrict them to scoring. The toss will be crucial in the game. And on this pitch, the team winning the toss should go for the bowl first. Chasing the target has a better win percentage on this ground. However, in the 17 matches played on this ground this season, batting first has won 8 and batting second has won 9.
RR vs DC Head to Head
Both teams have met a total of 25 times in the history of the IPL. But there is nothing to separate both teams in terms of wins. So far, Rajasthan Royals have won 13 matches, as compared to DC’s 12 wins. However, RR won the last match between the two earlier this season.
IPL 2022: RR vs DC: Players to watch out for
Jos Buttler will be the pick for the best batter for this match. The RR opener is in good form and he scored a century when both teams met earlier this season. Buttler has scored 618 runs in 11 innings at an average of 61.80.
Yuzvendra Chahal will want to carry on his form against DC as well. The veteran leg-spinner will look to take a bigger lead than his fellow competitors in the race for the “Purple Cap.” This game will also see a match up between “Kul Cha”. Chahal has taken 22 wickets so far at an average of 14.50.
David Warner was unlucky in the last match against CSK. But he would like to make the most of the next opportunity, too, against Jos Buttler. The left-hander has scored 375 runs at an average of 53.57, including four half-centuries.
Kuldeep Yadav had a bad game against CSK as he went for plenty without any wickets. But the left-arm spinner would like to take more wickets to level with Chahal in the wicket tally. Kuldeep has 18 wickets to his name this season.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (RR), Sanju Samson (RR), Rishabh Pant (DC)
Batsmen: David Warner (DC), Rovman Powell (DC), Devdutt Padikkal (RR), Yashavi Jaiswal (RR)
All-rounder: Mitchell Marsh (DC)
Bowlers: Yuzi Chahal (RR), Khaleel Ahmed (DC), Anrich Nortje (DC)
Tips: David Warner will be the captain of the team. Jos Buttler will be the vice-captain. RR won the last match against DC in their previous match, but this time DC might come over. So we will back Delhi Capitals to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.