RR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals contest provides some exciting topics to discuss like the much-expected battle between Ashwin and Buttler, the future Indian wicket-keeper talks involving Samson and Pant and the dynamic pacers in Rabada, Archer and Nortje. Rajasthan Royals will feel more at home returning to Sharjah where they won their first two matches and Delhi Capitals too wouldn’t mind playing at Sharjah with both their batsmen and bowlers in imperious form. Delhi Capitals occupy the second spot in the points table while Rajasthan Royals are placed at second last. A win will help DC move up to the top while a loss will be detrimental for RR’s playoff chances.
The lowest score registered at Sharjah so far this season has been 174 that too in an evening game against a strong MI bowling line-up. With seven 200-plus scores at this venue, Sharjah has been nothing but a batsmen’s paradise. The boundary dimensions in this ground are the shortest this IPL with a 73m straight boundary and 60m on the squares.
Rajasthan Royals – Dream11 Fantasy Order
Rajasthan Royals big issue has been their lack of adaptability to the conditions on offer. After starting the tournament with a bang winning two matches at Sharjah, they’ve slipped to three straight losses as the venues changed from the short, flat deck in Sharjah to a bit slow, big grounds in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ben Stokes who can address some of the batting issues has arrived at UAE, but won’t be available for this match due to quarantine restrictions. They made 3 changes to their team in the last match against MI and could make some more for this match with V Aaron more likely to replace an out-of-form A Rajpoot.
Possible RR Dream11 Playing 11 –
J Buttler (WK)
S Smith (C)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for RR vs DC Today Match Prediction
Captaincy Picks –
J Buttler – He returned back to form against MI with a 44 ball 70 last match. He’s one of the best players of raw pace in the world and can easily counter the hit-the-deck threat of Nortje and Rabada and with the short boundaries at Sharjah, A Patel and R Ashwin are quite easy targets for him.
S Smith – He had a terrific start to IPL 2020 with a couple of good fifties in the first two matches at Sharjah but has gotten out playing uncharacteristic shots in the last 3 games. The return back to Sharjah should help him meanwhile his numbers against raw pace are too good and might help him in nulling out the Nortje-Rabada threat.
Vice-Captaincy Picks –
J Archer – Most of the DC batsmen struggle against hit-the-deck bowling with S Iyer awful against the short balls which provides Archer the opportunity to get amongst the wickets. His batting returns at the lower order make him an attractive package.
S Samson – His T20 record at Sharjah reads as 211 runs at an average of 70.33 with a strike-rate of 195.37 from 3 matches. But his returns at Dubai and Abu Dhabi were poor due to teams finding a slight flaw in his technique and attacking him with short balls. Even though he has the pull in his armoury, he tends to bring the bat from down to up which sometimes results in a top-edge and DC has the best tools to exploit this weakness.
Differential Pick –
K Tyagi – The U-19 youngster has troubled the likes of Q De Kock and R Sharma with his skiddy pace and bounce in his debut IPL match. DC have their issues against this type of bowling which can be exploited by Tyagi despite his inexperience.
Delhi Capitals – Dream11 Fantasy Order
Delhi Capitals were quite underrated during the start of the season with an overload of top-order batters and not so reliable lower order and a poor bowling attack. But everything started to fall in place for them with the shift to UAE, Woakes and Roy pulling out of IPL and the best of them all, the signing of the Proteas pacer A Nortje. Paired up with Rabada, both have been spectacular with their hit-the-deck style of bowling helping DC defend targets along with a supporting spin attack. Each one of their batsmen has contributed at different points this season with M Stoinis taking up the finisher’s role brilliantly. They won their last match against RCB quite comfortably by 59 runs and won’t change the winning combination.
Possible DC Dream11 Playing 11 –
S Iyer (C)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for RR vs DC Dream11 Prediction
Captaincy Picks –
P Shaw – P Shaw has had a good start to IPL 2020 scoring 179 runs from 5 matches with two fifties to his name. He has some issues with short balls aimed at his body as his game revolves around creating room. This weakness can be exploited by Archer and to an extent Tyagi but with the form he’s in, he’ll certainly negate it.
R Pant – He hasn’t been at his best this season but yet he managed to score 271 runs speaks volumes about his talent. Sharjah provides the perfect stage for him to end up with a big score considering his domination of spinners from the RR line-up.
Vice-Captaincy Picks –
K Rabada – He’s the Purple Cap holder this IPL with 12 scalps from 5 games. The last time he played at Sharjah he was taken down for 51 runs by KKR but RR’s lack of quality batsman in the middle-order will help him in picking some cheap wickets at the death.
S Dhawan – Dhawan has managed to score 3 thirty-plus scores this season but haven’t converted anything into a substantial one. He has his troubles against short balls but the short boundaries at Sharjah could help him.
Differential Pick –
A Patel – With the presence of three right-handed top-order batters in the RR batting department, Iyer will bring in Axar to counter them and he can pick a wicket or two with his defensive lines and lengths. His lower-order batting skills provides some value too.
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – Try to pick bowling all-rounders and try not to overload in this category.
2). Batsman – Pick more from this category in accordance with the fantasy order.
3). Bowlers – Give high preference to death bowlers and less to spinners. Get more bowlers from the side which bowls second.
4). Wicket-Keeper – Three quality options available here and going with all three won’t be a bad option either.
Having more DC players in the RR vs DC Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.