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Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

RR vs DC Preview Dream11. Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Preview Dream11 Prediction

Preview co-written by N.S. Shekhawat

New week in IPL 2019, same drama. After a Sunday of SRH dominance and an almost all-time classic from MS Dhoni, attention turns to a high-stakes clash in Jaipur.

Rajasthan Royals, after yet another win vs MI, can look forward to the possibility of two straight wins. Concerns can remain over Rahane and Smith in the same team, but Smith’s intensity as the new captain was encouraging. Their performance on Saturday was good, with new skipper Steve Smith finding some touch, backed by the very promising Riyan Parag to complete a fine outing. With the playoffs still a possibility, RR need to build all the momentum they can, and that too with some overseas players leaving in the next few days. Can RR go within just two points of the top four?

Delhi Capitals, while in the top four, always seem to manage to crumble in the final phase of their innings. With finishing an important part of being a good team, DC need more from the likes of Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram, and if they do, they will be mighty dangerous. Captain Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan are in good touch, which is a positive ahead of a trip to Jaipur.

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Key to a RR win

RR’s best batsman – Jos Buttler – has gone back to England earlier than scheduled for the birth of his first child. So, in addition to no Buttler, there is an out-of-form Ben Stokes, and Ashton Turner with two consecutive zeros. If Stokes and Turner are both picked, they each have to contribute more to the cause. However, for that to happen as best as possible, RR need a platform. Ajinkya Rahane has made starts, Sanju Samson needs greater consistency after showing glimpses of his talent (and greater responsibility as opener), and now Smith and Parag look in good touch. Can RR put the complete performance?

Also, how well are Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal going? They have been outstanding for RR in recent matches, bowling economically and taking wickets. However, the key difference vs MI was the effort of Stuart Binny, as well as Jaydev Unadkat bouncing back at the death to restrict MI. With RR possibly needing to win all their five games to make the playoffs, bowling partnerships are crucial.

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Key to a DC win

DC are coming off a home win – a rarity in IPL 2019. That they were able to leave out Chris Morris, one of their leading wicket takers, is testament to their bowling strength and depth. Kagiso Rabada will be key against a RR top order that is needed to score as many runs as possible, at a good rate. Also, while Sandeep Lamichhane and Ishant Sharma have been solid, the contributions of Axar Patel have been fruitful. Can DC get the better of RR’s line up?

However, can DC better perform as a batting unit? They certainly have a quality line up, filled with exciting talent. However, you feel they haven’t quite clicked as a unit consistently enough, with one or two players carrying the load. It was Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer last game out, but who will that big finisher? Will Rishabh Pant play the big knock? Or Sherfane Rutherford higher up the order? What about Prithvi Shaw in setting the innings up?

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Possible Playing 11

Ashton Turner has had a bad start to IPL 2019, and could possibly be replaced by Liam Livingstone. Also, will Oshane Thomas get a run?

RR: 1. Ajinkya Rahane, 2. Sanju Samson, 3. Steve Smith (c), 4. Ben Stokes, 5. Riyan Parag, 6. Ashton Turner/Liam Livingstone, 7. Stuart Binny, 8. Jofra Archer, 9. Shreyas Gopal, 10. Jaydev Unadkat, 11. Dhawal Kulkarni

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With the Jaipur pitch displaying signs of slowness (although not the level of Delhi) DC could stick with the same bowling attack.

DC: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Shreyas Iyer (c), 4. Rishabh Pant, 5. Colin Ingram, 6. Sherfane Rutherford, 7. Axar Patel, 8. Amit Mishra, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Ishant Sharma, 11. Sandeep Lamichhane

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 18, RR 11, DC 7.
  • RR have won seven of eight matches vs DC since 2013.
  • This will be the first meeting between the two sides in IPL 2019. Both teams won a game each against each other IPL 2018.
  • Sanju Samson (37 off 22) and Rishabh Pant (69 off 29) won the man of the match awards in the matches last season.
  • DC have won four of five away matches in IPL 2019. RR have not won after batting first.

Match Prediction

Life without Jos Buttler looked good for RR in the last game. They love playing MI, and they also enjoy playing DC looking at recent history.

However, DC enjoy playing away from home, and would get some confidence from their win in Delhi a few nights ago. Both N.S. Shekhawat and I believe DC will get a tight win.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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