DC vs RR Prediction: Delhi Capitals face off against Rajasthan Royals in match 36 of the IPL at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. It is the first game of a doubleheader today. The Capitals head into this game after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets. It was a clinical performance where they outshone their opponents in all departments. On the other hand, the Royals beat the Punjab Kings in an extraordinary finish. Chasing 184 set by the Royals, the Kings failed to make just 8 runs in the final two overs. The Royals beat the Capitals in the first game back in Mumbai.
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals
Match 36, Indian Premier League
25 September 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
DC vs RR Head to Head: It is pretty even between the two sides as Rajasthan Royals have won 12 times and Delhi Capitals have won 11 games.
DC – 60%
RR – 40%
DC appears to be the more settled of the two teams. Marcus Stoinis is carrying a hamstring injury while RR is injury-free. RR’s foreign players clicked last time and they have the ability to surprise anyone on their day. A win for DC would mean they might qualify for the playoffs. It is unlikely that RR would do a double over DC and we are tipping the Capitals to win this game.
Bet365: DC: 1.57; RR: 2.37
Anrich Nortje is one of the fastest bowlers going around. He did not play in the Indian leg of the tournament. However, he reminded everyone of his talent with three wickets in the last game, which won him the Player of the Match award.
We are once again tipping Evin Lewis to shine in this match. He is a destructive batsman. The Trinidadian had a brilliant CPL where he scored a hundred and three fifties, finishing top scorer. He looked good in the previous game, scoring a brisk 36 off 21 balls.
Rishabh Pant can be a valuable pick for your side. He has been a revelation as a captain. The southpaw has 248 runs in nine games at an average of 41.3. He can also score some points behind the wickets.
DC Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
RR Playing XI
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (C and WK), Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi
Abu Dhabi will offer a great batting deck. The pitch might assist the pacers more, however, there might be some assistance for the spinners. The wicket will slow down as the game progresses. Chasing has been easier and the side winning the toss might look to bowl first. We can expect a closely fought contest.
If DC bats first: 170-180
If RR bats first: 160-170
Over Abu Dhabi, some clouding expected in the morning and forenoon will disappear by mid-day, and during the match hours, it will be sunny weather, and temperature during the beginning of the IPL clash is expected to be 36 deg C. The humidity will be around 30 to 40%. With the sun going down, it will be a tad cooler towards the end of the match with temperatures around 34 deg C. Very light winds during the match hours will not provide much relief and it will be a grueling time for all, particularly for those batters who are going to be in the middle for running lot of two’s and three’s.
WICKET-KEEPERS: S Samson, R Pant
BATSMEN: S Dhawan, E Lewis, S iyer, Y Jaiswal
ALL-ROUNDERS: C Morris, L Livingstone
BOWLERS: A Khan, A Nortje, C Sakariya
Captain choices: M Ali, F du Plessis
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