Delhi Daredevils are under pressure to win this game to stay in contention for the playoffs. Even though Rajasthan Royals are in a better position than Delhi, they cannot afford losing. While rain helped RR to win their last game against DD, both the teams will look forward to perk up their performance to win this match. Find below DD vs RR Match Prediction.
Overall: Matches – 17
Delhi Daredevils – 6
Rajasthan Royals – 11
Delhi Daredevils will host Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla for their second face-off.
|Matches won batting first||29|
|Matches won bowling first||32|
|Average 1st Inns scores||162|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
|Lowest total recorded||66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI|
|Highest score chased||214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL|
|Lowest score defended||118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Feroz Shah Kotla)
The pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla has been different for different matches. While it was slow against Punjab, it was belter against Kolkata. Since Delhi finds a flat deck favorable, the pitch might behave the same way.
How do the teams stack up?
Even after losing to CSK, Delhi Daredevils is likely to face Rajasthan Royals with the same team. The bowlers had a bad day but DD’s batting looked pretty strong. Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar’s fiery batting took the Delhi Daredevils so close to victory. The middle order’s performance is comforting; however, the opening partnership has to click very well to put more runs on the board. Liam Plunkett was highly expensive and should buckle down. There is a possibility that Shahbaz Nadeem might come in place of Rahul Tewatia as Rajasthan has a lot of right-handers.
DD Probable Final Playing 11:
Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult
Players to watch out for: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer
The batting unit of Rajasthan Royals has performed hot and cold this season. The opening partnership of Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi fails to be steady and consistent. Sanju Samson along with Ben Stokes should set the pace in the middle orders. Jos Buttler poor form continues and hence Heinrich Klassen might find his way into the playing eleven. The RR management could try promoting Krishnappa Gowtham up. The bowling unit of RR looks potent, especially after Jofra Archer joined the squad.
RR Probable Final Playing 11:
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Isha Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat
Players to watch out for: Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson