RAJ vs DEL MPL Prediction: Last time when we were writing on Rajasthan Royals they were staring at 3rd consecutive loss while their opponents, Mumbai Indians, were gunning for the third consecutive win. Today, when Rajasthan are set to face Delhi Capitals, they are staring at a 4th consecutive loss while their opponents have their eyes set on a fourth consecutive win! However, one fact that would give RR some relief is that they have returned to Sharjah, the ground where they won their opening two matches only to lose the next three, since the time they moved away from Sharjah. It is make-or-break time for Rajasthan as they have to win this game or else they will be fighting for too much and with too many in the middle of the table rumble. Delhi, on the other hand, are playing the best cricket they have ever played in all IPLs, they look settles in both batting and bowling department and are one of the top contenders to finish in top-2 in the league stage.
Fixture: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, Match 23, IPL 2020
Date: Friday, 09th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: Sharjah has offered a lot of runs for the batsmen and absolutely nothing for the bowlers. There have been 8 innings here so far and 7 out of those saw teams scoring 200+. The short boundaries and even track offer batsmen confidence to hit over the top and clear the boundaries at will. Expect another high-scoring match tonight. Today’s Match Predictions.
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Team News RAJ: Star all-rounder Ben Stokes is still under quarantine and won’t play this match meaning Rajasthan might give Tom Curran another go. Curran hasn’t been impressive at all and RR may ditch him to play David Miller.
Team News DC: Delhi have been playing perfect cricket and have all areas covered and would be cautious of not touching the winning combination.
Expected Change: David Miller coming in for Tom Curran is the only expected change in our RR vs DC MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips but RR can decide otherwise as Sharjah offers a lot of runs and they would not want to thin their bowling attack.
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RAJ Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Yashasvi Jaiswal
2 Jos Buttler (wk)
3 Sanju Samson
4 Steven Smith (capt)
5 Mahipal Lomror
6 Rahul Tewatia
7 Tom Curran/David Miller
8 Shreyas Gopal
9 Jofra Archer
10 Kartik Tyagi
11 Ankit Rajpoot
DEL Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Prithvi Shaw
2 Shikhar Dhawan
3 Shreyas Iyer (capt)
4 Rishabh Pant (wk)
5 Shimron Hetmyer
6 Marcus Stoinis
7 Axar Patel
8 R Ashwin
9 Harshal Patel
10 Anrich Nortje
11 Kagiso Rabada
Sanju Samson: Twice Samson has batted in Sharjah and on both occasions, he produced match-winning runs. Samson has struggled to get into double figures since he drove away from Sharjah and would be pleased to return. He needs to get his act together and be among runs or else his team won’t have any chance of beating heavyweights DC.
Prithvi Shaw: Shaw took some time to get moving but is in prime form now. He plays proper shots and makes the most of the first six overs. Shaw also has a habit of going bug after reaching fifty and would fancy his chances in Sharjah against an under-confident RR attack. Being an opener, he gets the option to play maximum balls. He could be a game-changer in RR vs DC Today Match Prediction.
Jos Buttler: Buttler scored his first fifty of the season in the loss to Mumbai Indians and would be feeling good about himself coming into the match. Buttler is one of the top T20 batters in the world and it would be killing him not to have come up with a single match-winning effort so far. Can he change it this match?
Shreyas Iyer: The Delhi skipper smashed SRH bowlers the last time he batted in Sharjah and would be itching to have a go tonight. He strikes the ball cleanly and even his mishits have the ability to clear the ropes. Expect another big inning from the talented right-hander.
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Rahul Tewatia: Who can forget Tewatia’s match-changing FIVE SIXES in an over which gave Rajsthan their second and also their last win. Tewatia must be feeling good about himself and would want to contribute so that people don’t call his effort a fluke!
Kagiso Rabada: Rabada is leading the race for Purple Cap and he has been the biggest match-winner for DC. Rabada looks in the form of his life as we have never seen him bowl better and IPL seems to get the best out of him.
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Mahipal Lomror (Credits 8): Lomror was a late entry into the Rajasthan playing eleven but has made a mark since his inclusion. He may get a few overs and a few deliveries to bat and his role is to make the best use of them.
Anrich Nortje (Credits 8.5): Such has been Nortje’s show that he hasn’t allowed Rabada to overshadow him. Nortje seems to be having a competition with his South African mate and wants to show him that anything Rabada can do, he can do better!