Match 58 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals will be yet another fierce game between 2 top quality sides.
RR Team analysis
Rajasthan Royals have had a decent tournament so far.
They have seven victories from eleven matches to their credit.
They are currently placed at number 3 at the table and their chances of qualifying for the play-offs are quite high as long as they don’t go into meltdown in their remaining matches.
Rajasthan’s batting has become more solid after the arrival of Yashavi Jaiswal who provides Royals an explosive start with the help of Jos Buttler.
Though, Rajsthan’s stable middle over will be put to test as Shimron Hetmyer has flown out of India and won’t be with Rajasthan anymore this season due to the birth of his child.
His absence will test Royals batting depth against a depleted Delhi bowling unit.
Jimmy Nesham or Van der Dussen will likely fill up Hetmyer’s place in the team.
Rajasthan’s batting has been pretty explosive this season which is pertinent to the fact that they are the only team in this season so far who has hit more than 100 sixes.
As far as Royals bowling is concerned, they have the pace of Trent Boult along with spin variety of R Ashwin and Chahal who can change the game single handedly.
Rajasthan’s spin attack has been very special this season as they have bagged 32 wickets at an impressive average of 20.91 and an economy of nearly 7 which is very handy in T20 cricket.
DC team analysis
On the other side, Delhi’s campaign this year has received many setbacks, one of them being the emergence of fresh Covid cases.
This is the reason why there has been quite some shuffling in the team ultimately affecting the team balance and hence the results.
Their main batter, Prithvi Shaw was admitted to a hospital after reportedly having a high fever. It remains to be seen if he will be fit for the match.
They have lost six out of eleven games so far and suffered a massive defeat in the last game against Chennai Super Kings.
However, Delhi’s Net run rate has been on the positive side considering their lack of wins lately.
If they manage to win their last 3 games, then their net run rate can certainly push them ahead against Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Delhi’s main test will be to tackle Royals spinners and to do that, Rovman Powell needs to switch on his gears.
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Date: 11th May 2022
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Head to head past record:
Rajasthan and Delhi have played 25 matches against each other so far.
The past record between these two teams is almost equal as out of these 25 games, Rajasthan have won 13 games while Delhi won 12.
Probable Playing 11 – Delhi Capitals:
David Warner, KS Bharat/Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), 5 Rovman Powell, 6 Ripal Patel/Lalit Yadav, 7 Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
Probable Playing 11 – Rajasthan Royals:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (capt & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Jimmy Neesham/Rassie van der Dussen, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
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Who will win?
Another tough prediction to make since this match is between two sides who are equally capable of taking the match away any time in the game.
However, Royals’ main bet will be their spin attack and if Delhi manages to overcome them, they can certainly outflank Rajasthan Royals and their place in the top 4.
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