IPL 2019, RR vs DC: Venue stats, head-to-head record, key players and predicted XI
After a clinical victory over Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals are set to host the Delhi Capitals in their next league fixture. RR will be determined to continue their winning momentum following a poor start to IPL 2019, while Delhi Capitals will be looking to win this match and seal the top spot in the points table.
Rajasthan Royals have had a topsy-turvy campaign so far in this edition the IPL. Steven Smith has been appointed the new leader for the home side after the former skipper, Ajinkya Rahane stepped down. That move bore immediate fruit as the Aussie led them to their third win of this season against the mighty Mumbai Indians.
On the contrary, Delhi Capitals have been in impressive form so far in this tournament. With six wins and four defeats in their 10 outings, the visitors are sitting comfortably on the third spot in the league standings.
Shreyas Iyer is leading his troops from the front both with his bat and his on-field captaincy. With CSK having dropped points last night, this is a golden chance for Delhi Capitals to jump to the top of the table, at least temporarily, as their net run rate is higher than that of MS Dhoni's team.
Date: Monday, 22 April 2019
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium
League: Indian Premier League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Venue Stats (IPL)
Matches won batting first – 15
Matches won bowling first – 26
Average 1st Inns score – 157
Average 2nd Inns score – 143
Highest total recorded – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest total recorded – 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR
Total – 18
Rajasthan Royals – 11
Delhi Capitals – 7
Ashton Turner might be left out for this fixture. Liam Livingstone is expected to replace the Aussie.
The visitors are likely to go ahead with the same starting lineup.
Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (w), Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ankush Bains, Jagadeesha Suchith, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa
- Sanju Samson
- Jofra Archer
- Shreyas Gopal
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Shreyas Iyer
- Kagiso Rabada
Probable playing XI
Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Tuner / Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma.
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