IPL 2021: RR vs DC match preview and predicted playing XI, Match Report & Pitch Report .
After a heart-breaking loss against Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals will now take on confident Delhi Capitals. RR will need to bring in their best performance against a strong side like DC who had a phenomenal victory against CSK.
Will RR be able to get over their loss in the last match?
RR skipper Sanju Samson single handedly guided his team till the last ball. He got out while trying to hit a maximum as they needed 5 on the last ball. Unfortunately, he couldn’t clear the boundary and RR lost a very close game despite of Samson’s brilliance. As if the loss was not enough, RR got another huge blow on Tuesday with Ben Stokes getting ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a broken finger. He suffered the injury while fielding in the first match. RR is already missing their lead pace bowler, mind you. Jofra Archer is still recovering from his injury. His comeback will mean a lot for the team.
Absence of Stokes is huge for the side he was not only their opening batsman but also was 4-over bowler. Meanwhile, RR middle order would be desperate to make amends as they failed to deliver despite getting a good start.
Confident DC on their way:
DC is probably the strongest side in the tournament and they’ve proved that as well. DC did win comprehensively against CSK while chasing a competitive score of 189. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw started aggressively in the Power play and made the target look very small. It’ll be a challenge for RR bowlers to bowl against these in-form batsmen. The purple cap holder of last season, Kagiso Rabada might come back in the team after completing his quarantine. Anrich Nortje is expected to miss couple of games as he’s tested positive. Overall, DC will be very confident coming into the match against RR.
As usual, Mumbai’s wicket is expected to be a better as it has been in the season so far. The par score on the wicket is nothing below 180 as chasing becomes comparatively easier with dew in coming in play.
IPL 2021: RR vs DC match preview and predicted playing XI
RR : Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C and WK), Liam Livingstone/ David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
DC : Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live: Star Sports network, Disney+Hotstar.