With each passing match in the Indian Premier League, things are only getting more exciting. We’re down to the wire in the league, and nine teams still have a chance to advance. Going forward, the situation will become more and more clear, and this week is going to be crucial for all parties involved.
However, Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals in the tournament’s next match, which will have a significant impact on both teams. If the Rajasthan Royals win, they’ll move closer to the top two, and if the Washington Capitals win, they’ll keep themselves in contention.
The game will take place on May 11th, 2022, at Mumbai’s DY Patil Cricket Stadium. Because of the last time these two teams met, nothing less than an epic finale is expected this time around in cricket. This is sure to be an exciting matchup, given the importance of the subject matter.
RR vs DC Team Previews
Though they’re ahead of Delhi in the playoff race, Rajasthan would still be wary of taking things for granted. It should be enough for them to advance if they win one of their final three games, as long as they don’t lose their way. They’ve had a good tournament so far, but they’ll have to deal with a few issues ahead of this match.
Shimron Hetmyer has been Rajasthan Royals’ most important batsman in this tournament, but he has struggled to close out innings. Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson will have to step up their game in the absence of Hetmyer in this upcoming match. As a side note, they’d need a replacement for Hetmyer, and that isn’t going to be easy. We expect Rajasthan Royals to replace Devdutt Padikkal with Rassie van der Dussen in the middle order and James Neesham in place of Rassie van der Dussen to improve their power game.
The Royals are currently in third place in the points standings, having won seven of their eleven games thus far. They have a net run rate of 0.326 and 14 points to their name. If they beat Lucknow Super Giants here, they’ll be level with them and one step closer to the top-two finish. Keep them quiet in this match will be a massive challenge for the Capitals if they can play at their potential.
Rajasthan Royals Playing 11
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
The Delhi Capitals’ season has been characterised by its glaring lack of cohesion thus far. Even though they’ve suffered a number of setbacks, both on and off the field, their play hasn’t helped their cause. They’ve been so unreliable in the tournament thus far that they have yet to win two games in a row. It will be interesting to see if they’ll be able to field their first-choice eleven in this upcoming match after another case emerged from their camp before the last match.
The Capitals are coming off a 91-run thrashing at the hands of the Chennai Super Kings in their most recent match. To their advantage, they still have some control over their destiny, which they hope to maintain by winning this upcoming contest.
Delhi Capitals are currently fifth in the points table with five wins from their first eleven matches. Net run rate of 0.15 is best among bottom-six teams, which gives them a slight advantage when it comes to qualifying for Euro 2016.
On paper, Delhi Capitals have one of the best teams in the country, but they’ve been abysmal on the field. If they don’t have Prithvi Shaw available in this game, they’ll need someone else to step up at the top of the order. Also, while actors like Mitchell Marsh and Rishabh Pant have made a few notable appearances, they haven’t been able to carry the film to the finish line. On the bowling front, they’ve been unable to cope with the pressure.
Overall, the Delhi Capitals have a respectable team on paper, but they must improve their execution. In the event that they are able to do so, they will be a very difficult team to deal with in the tournament.
Delhi Capitals Playing 11
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), David Warner, Srikar Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje.
RR vs DC Betting Tips
This is a game that both teams want to win, especially as the playoff scenarios become more clear with each game. When the two teams met last time, it was a hard-fought match, and we expect nothing less this time around. Rajasthan Royals appear to be in a better position than the other team based on how they’ve played and their respective lineups. They’ll also be confident in their ability to sweep the Capitals, who might be lacking in confidence at the moment. For all of the reasons outlined above, a wager on Rajasthan Royals’ victory is the best bet in this situation.