DC vs RR: The big picture
DC vs RR: Putting aside their Covid fights, the Delhi Capitals put up a strong effort that should boost their morale. Their campaign has been hampered by player absences for a number of reasons, but there have been notable performances that have served as reminders that they should not be overlooked at any moment. They have something in common with their next adversary in this regard.
Rajasthan had four wins in six games despite several obvious asymmetries among their eleven. . Almost all of their senior players have contributed significantly to the team’s recovery from difficult situations, with Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin, as well as Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer, receiving special recognition.
However, they, like Delhi, are waiting for a few more regions, such as the middle order, to acquire form before settling into a stable eleven. Both captains are important members of their respective hitting teams, but they have yet to live up to the promise that they have shown in spurts.
But, just as there is a wait for a few to return to form, both teams have in-form players who will be pitted against each other frequently and, as a result, will bear a large share of the blame for their team’s fortunes.
DC vs RR: Match details
When: Friday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. (IST).
Where: Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium
What to expect: With two games in a row going in favor of teams batting first, defending totals appears to be a possibility at the Wankhede. The previous game at the Wankhede also had the finest batting conditions of the season, but uneven boundary sizes might play a key role in influencing team plans once again.
Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals 12-12 in a head-to-head matchup.
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DC vs RR: Team-wise tactics and strategies
The clash between Delhi’s inexperienced middle-order and Rajasthan’s strong spin combo is certain to be a talking point, much as Prithvi Shaw’s prior troubles against Trent Boult were. Shaw, along with Warner, has been key in propping up Delhi’s batting, and his duel with Boult (dismissed three times in 18 balls) is one of the game’s most important individual match-ups.
Player unavailable: Mitchell Marsh
Probable XI: Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan, Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed
Shardul Thakur has the upper hand over Devdutt Padikkal, having dismissed him three times in 19 balls, and the Wankhede’s pace-friendly conditions may aid him even more. Rajasthan’s fortunes will be decided by the top order’s battle with Delhi’s in-form pace attack.
Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Karun Nair, R Ashwin, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
DC vs RR: Trivia
In seven innings against the Rajasthan Royals, Prithvi Shaw has an average of just 18.29.
In IPL 2022, no team has hit as many sixes as Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan has batted first in five of their six games this season, with only one toss victory for Samson.
In IPL 2022, Delhi’s openers, Warner and Shaw, have put on four successive 50-plus stands.