- Rajasthan Royals to face Delhi Capitals tonight
- Delhi Capitals sits at 2nd position on IPL 2020 points table and winning this match will take DC to top of the table
- Rajasthan Royals comes in with an upper hand
Today the 23rd match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in Sharjah.
Currently, things are not looking so good for the Rajasthan based franchise as they have lost back to back 3 matches after winning the 1st two games in IPL 2020 so far. RR sits at 7th place on the IPL 2020 points table.
Talking about Delhi Capitals, they have only lost 1 match in IPL 2020 so far, winning 4 out of the 5 matches played so far and are in superb form, and if they win today’s match they will secure their spot at the top of the points table and will overtake Mumbai Indians.
The match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and given the history of matches played here fans should expect a high-scoring contest between the two teams who have done well at this stadium.
All eyes would be on Sanju Sampson, the most performing batsman from Rajasthan Royals’ side especially in the first two matches which they played in Sharjah, the only two matches RR won this IPL.
From Delhi Capitals which is led by Shreyas Iyer, the likes of Prithvi Shaw, the skipper himself and Marcus Stoinis are likely to make the most damage.
Let us take a look at Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals Head to head stats
Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have faced each other 20 times, out of this 11 times Rajasthan Royals went back as winners 11 times while only losing 9 times.
When IPL 2014 was played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) they did not face each other in the small stint which took place in UAE.
- RR average score against DC: 156
- DC average score against RR: 149
Highest Run Scorer
Most runs for RR: Sanju Samson (130)
Most runs for DC: Rishabh Pant (220)
Highest Wicket Taker
- Most wickets for RR: Shreyas Gopal (5)
- Most wickets for DC: Ishant Sharma (4)
Most catches for RR: Steve Smith (4)
Most catches for DC: Rishabh Pant (3)
The last game Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals faced each other was in IPL 2019 in the 53rd match of the tournament when Rajasthan Royals scored just 115 runs after 20 overs. With a low scoring inning from RR, DC went in Rishabh Pant played a match-winning inning scoring unbeaten 53 off of 38 balls.
Delhi Capitals scored 121 runs in just 16.1 over and won the game. Also, bowler Amit Mishra bowled stupendously well in the match with the figure of 4-0-17-3.
With Delhi Capitals having won 4 out of 5 games and a comfortable lead from the rest of the franchises in IPL 2020 could go a little easy and try some new combinations and take risks.
However, for Rajasthan Royals, this is a rather do or die situation if they want to remain in the race for IPL 2020 trophy and given the past head-to-head record, we are a little inclined toward Rajasthan Royals winning today’s match.