Rajasthan Royals return to what had become their winning den as they take on league leaders Delhi Capitals at Sharjah on Friday. RR vs DC My11Circle prediction will be a tough one as lots and lots of batting options are available to be picked. This will be the last game for Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah and they’ll try to make sure, they do maintain their 100% record here. More than their record at the ground, what would concern them is their record this season. Apart from those first two wins at Sharjah, they've lost all 3 of their fixtures quite comprehensively.
Their next challenge, Delhi Capitals, have been what every side wants to be, consistent. They had a hiccup against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but that too was more of a brilliant performance from Hyderabad than a poor performance from Delhi. If RR find their Sharjah mojo back, it will be difficult for Delhi to stand as equals. Whatever happens, the game definitely promises to be a run fest.
Match 23, IPL 2020
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals
Friday 9 October, 7:30 PM IST
TV: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar App
Kartik Tyagi was brought in to replace the veteran Jaydev Unadkat, and he, to a great extent, justified it with his spell. Yashasvi Jaiswal hasn’t clicked yet, but Rajasthan should remain hopeful with him at the top.
RR Predicted XI
Steven Smith (C)
Jos Buttler (WK)
Delhi Capitals have the comfort of too many options to pick from. With Prithvi Shaw's injury concern settled, they have no reason to make any changes to what looks like one of the strongest line-up in the tournament.
DC Predicted XI
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (WK)
Let's look at the IPL 2020 RR vs DC My11Circle Prediction now followed by a few stats and observations explaining each pick
WK: Sanju Samson , Rishabh Pant, Jos Buttler (C)
BAT: Shreyas Iyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steven Smith, Prithvi Shaw (VC)
ALL: Marcus Stoinis
BLR: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Harshal Patel
SUBS: Shikhar Dhawan(S4), Tom Curran(S3), Shreyas Gopal(S2), Jofra Archer(S1)
Jos Buttler's burst up at the top of the table could well last a little longer at Sharjah. He is poised to score big if things do remain the way they’ve been at the venue. He is yet to hit his best, but still has almost 120 runs from 4 innings and is duly our captain for today. Sanju Samson has been magical this season, scoring almost flawlessly with every shot he plays. He is Rajasthan's leading run-scorer so far with 171 runs in 5 innings. Rishabh Pant matches Sanju Samson's runs rally with exactly 171 runs and is a potent threat to Rajasthan Royals’ hopes of getting the job done.
Starting with Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Captain has 181 runs in five attempts, and is one of the best choice at Sharjah. Yashasvi Jaiswal hasn’t delivered anything so far, but is potent of delivering it big. He is as good a player as Devdutt Padikkal has been for RCB up top and it is about time he delivers. Prithvi Shaw then, our vice-captain for RR vs DC My11Circle contests, has 179 runs in 5 innings, and is poised to make it big at Sharjah. The last batsman in our team is Steven Smith. The Australian captain has struggled by his standards and has managed to score 133 runs in five innings. It will be the ideal platform for him to hit form as well.
Marcus Stoinis is the sole name in our all-rounders pick. There are loads and loads of options to pick from, but looking at his hitting abilities, which were on show in the last game, Marcus Stoinis definitely tops the list, scoring 123 runs at a strike rate of over 198 and has also picked up 3 wickets so far. He can be a good shout for the Captain or vice-captain choice as well.
It is an all-Delhi bowling attack for us. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been superb up front with the ball and will likely cause some serious trouble for Rajasthan’s batting line-up. Don’t expect them to stop the flow of runs, but we do expect both of them to pick up a wicket or two. Harshal Patel has been included in our side ahead of Jofra Archer and a few other possible names. Patel is a smart bowler and does vary his pace to great effect. He is very likely to land a few wickets in Sharjah.
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