At the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 match 53 will see Delhi Capitals welcome Rajasthan Royals.
While they had already qualified for the Playoffs, after suffering an 80-run defeat for CSK, DC missed the opportunity to remain at the top. They will seek to secure a spot in the top two considering the Eliminators advantage.
Rajasthan Royals are for the playoffs themselves at the thick of the race. Their chances of making it to the top 4 have been stained by the rains against RCB in the game that ended with no result, making the match against DC a must-win for RR.
Let’s check out the Fantasy Cricket Tips of DC vs RR Dream11 Team and Match Prediction.
At the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, the team batting first won five of last season’s seven times. Thus, the toss’s winner should first choose to bat.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Flat, mostly friendly to Batting. The uneven surface gives spinners an edge.
Partially cloudy with a 41 degree high, which is respite as Delhi saw temperatures reach 47 on Friday.
DC VS RR SQUAD:
DC Predicted Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, ShreyasIyer, Rishabh Pant (Wk), Colin Munro, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, KagisoRabada.
RR Predicted Playing XI:Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, JaydevUnadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas.
Delhi Capitals were hammered by Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday to slip to second spot after three wins in a row to stay on top of the IPL points table. The skipper Shreyas Iyer spoke of the team not playing “smart cricket” after that loss, in which DC was bowled out for 99. If they win and CSK lose their last match, the top spot on the table could still be Delhi’s. Targeting No 1 certainly has to be the goal.
The franchise was hit by the loss for most wickets of Kagiso Rabada, the Purple Cap holder of this season.
By defeating Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals had a huge chance to show the world their true potential. After all, for the capital team, it was a breakthrough season. The defeat of an experienced unit such as CSK would have been an appropriate end to the competition’s league stage. What happened, however, was a deceptive 80-run defeat.
The bowlers were unable to keep the CSK batsman from scoring big on a slow pitch. DC suffered markedly from Kagiso Rabada’s absence, which was reflected in the bowling figures. It was Jagadeesha Suchith’s young spinner who starred with a 2/28 figure.
In the second innings, after a promising start to wrap up at 99, the batting order collapsed. On Saturday, Delhi Capitals will need to step up their game and show why they are considered a contestant for the title.
On the other hand, Royal Rajasthan was unhappy to have interrupted the game against RCB by rains, denying them with one critical point. Now with 13 points, RR can only attempt to win the game against DC and hope in other matches for a favorable outcome.
Because the Royals will be without their enigmatic skipper Steven Smith, it’s better said than done though. Although the domestic players of the team have stepped up in the absence of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer’s star English trio, Smith’s loss may be crucial to the Royals.
RR began winning games under his command, and that’s exactly the quality that will be missed on Saturday.Needing a win to keep alive, Rajasthan Royals can’t afford a poor game with 11 points. Lose, and the season of their IPL is over. Despite having a lower net run-rate than Kings XI Punjab, if they beat Delhi, Rajasthan might still be ahead of them on the 2019 IPL points table. That would give 13 points to them.
But RR would still hope that the remaining games of Kolkata Knight Riders and KXIP would be lost. Until now led by Steve Smith, RR is unbeaten in their last three matches, the latest being the washout against the eliminated Bangalore Royal Challengers.
DC are the undoubted favourites of winning the game against the RR. They are better acquainted with the home ground and adept at chasing big totals.
DC VS RR DREAM11 TEAM
Keeper –Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer,Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Stuart Binny
Bowlers – Shreyas Gopal, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult
Captain and Vice Captain Choices:
Shikhar Dhawan (C)
Steven Smith (VC)
Battle to watch: Shikhar Dhawan vs Jaydev Unadkat
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