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DC vs RR Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 Match 23

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 23

Date & Time: 09 October, 2020 at 7:30 PM IST

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

DC vs RR Prediction

The weekends are approaching, and rightly so the IPL is all geared up to spice things up. To start the proceedings of the entertainment guaranteed venue of IPL 2020, the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the clash between the table-toppers Delhi Capitals and the team that ruled Sharjah in week one of IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals. RR will be pinning their hopes on their past form in Sharjah to turn-around their fortunes.

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Delhi Capitals:

  • DC has a strong batting line-up. Top-4 packed by top Indian batsmen along with Hetmyer and Stoinis makes them a strong force.
  • The Proteas duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje has been impressive in this tournament so far.
  • The current batting form of their captain Shreyas Iyer is a huge boost to this Delhi side.
  • A well balanced and settled batting eleven.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • In Buttler, Smith, and Samson, they have one of the most dynamic top three that a T20 team could ever wish for.
  • They were dominant in the 2 matches played in Sharjah.
  • Most of their players who bat in the lower middle order can be very handy with the bat. Players like Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer provides much greater batting depth to RR.
  • In Jofra Archer, they have one of the best T20 death over specialist.


Delhi Capitals:

  • Rabada and Nortje would need proper support from their domestic pace bowlers. DC has already tried out four options in Avesh Khan, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, and Harshal Patel. DC would need either one of them to step up to clear their only visible weakness.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • RR’s bowling is a huge worry. Tom Curran and the domestic bowlers must complement Jofra Archer big time. Otherwise, it would cost them badly in high scoring Sharjah ground.
  • Both their premier batsmen, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith are struggling for form after the first two matches.
  • RR doesn’t have a good enough spin attack.

DC vs RR: Who will win?

Win Prediction

  • DC- 55%
  • RR- 45%

Betting odds

Bet365: RR- 2.10, DC- 1.72
Betway: RR- 2.20, DC- 1.66

Delhi Capitals to win this match

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  • Delhi is well balanced and has very less or no visible weakness in their playing eleven. For that reason, DC is expected to outcast Rajasthan Royals, as per today match prediction.
  • Apart from Jofra Archer, RR doesn’t have any good options in their bowling armoury to restrict a strong DC batting line-up in Sharjah.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 20
  • RR – 11
  • DC- 09


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Considering the batting line-ups of both the teams, Sharjah is sure to witness one more cracking 200+ game. Both teams have required firepower in the batting department. With Ben Stokes still in quarantine RR is expected to be unchanged. Despite the consecutive losses in the previous matches, RR had a lot of positives to take away. These include the form of Mahipal Lomror and young Kartik Tyagi. They would be hoping to get timely support from Kartik Tyagi and the Indian spinners to help Jofra Archer in the bowling department.

DC on the other hand is on a roll. Having won 4 of the 5 matches played so far, they are placed comfortably in the points table. They are expected to be unchanged for this game.

RR Playing 11: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Ankit Rajpoot

DC Playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje

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Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. Jos Buttler is a consistent IPL performer. He is due for a big score in this IPL. If you are in for IPL betting, place your money on this Englishman.
  2. Rabada and Archer are probably the best white-ball bowlers in world cricket. Never leave them out of your fantasy teams.
  3. Young Kartik Tyagi impressed in the last match. Pick him to gain big in grand leagues.
  4. DC captain Shreyas Iyer is in fine form. Expect him to deliver as always.
  5. With the match being held in Sharjah, both Sanju and Smith are expected to regain back their form.

Who is a better T20 bolwer?

RR vs DC Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Sharjah is historically a high scoring ground. With both teams having enough firepower in their armoury, entertainment is guaranteed for sure. Any score below 200 should be easy to chase down. That being said batting first seems the ideal choice on this pitch, as most teams have tasted success by doing so in the past.

DC vs RR cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsmen

RR- Sanju Samson

He might be out of form in the last two matches, but he has shown his capabilities in the smaller Sharjah ground in the first two matches played here. Bet on him to change RR’s fortunes today.

DC- Shreyas Iyer

In the last match Delhi played in Sharjah against the KKR, DC captain Shreyas Iyer whacked each and every bowler out of the park. Expect him to continue the same form.

Other Prominent Batsmen: Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith

Top Bowler

RR- Jofra Archer

The only RR bowler who did comparatively well in Sharjah was Jofra. With him in fine form, RR would be pinning their hopes on him to provide early breakthroughs with the ball.

DC- Kagiso Rabada

The best bowler in IPL 2020 so far. He can take wickets at any stage of the match. As for IPL betting tips, he is the man to invest your money in. 

Other Prominent options: Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kartik Tyagi

Most Sixes

RR- Sanju Samson

DC- Shreyas Iyer

Player of the Match

Shreyas Iyer/ Kagiso Rabada

Both these players are proven match winners. With DC expected to win this match, there is a high chance for either of these two to grab the prestigious ‘Player of the Match' award.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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