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IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals Best Bets

Rajasthan Royals will be looking to clinch a playoff spot when they take on Delhi Capitals in Match 55 of IPL 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday.


Rajasthan Royals will be looking to clinch a playoff spot when they take on Delhi Capitals in Match 55 of IPL 2024 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Tuesday. Delhi are on the hunt for all-important points heading towards the final portion of the season and requires victories in each of their remaining three games to have any chance of securing a spot in the playoffs. Have a look at our preview and best bets for this encounter.

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium

Betting Preview

Delhi Capitals find themselves in a critical situation, unable to afford any more losses this season. Their batsmen have hit form, scoring over 195 runs in three of their last four matches, yet they’ve secured just two wins due to their costly bowling, which remains one of the IPL’s most expensive units. Jake Fraser-McGurk has been a standout, unexpectedly shining at the top with an average of 43.16 and a striking rate of 233.

However, Delhi’s bowling struggles continue, conceding an average of 198 runs per innings, the second highest in the league. Despite an impressive total of 257/4 in their last game against Mumbai, they narrowly clinched victory by just ten runs, underlining their precarious position.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan has recently lost the top spot after a narrow one-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad, though they still have a game in hand over their rivals. Despite being overtaken by Kolkata due to a superior Net Run Rate, Rajasthan has nearly assured a playoff spot and are aiming for a top-two finish to secure a double chance in the playoffs.

The loss to Hyderabad was only their second of the season but they continue to lead in batting efficiency, averaging 40.17 runs per wicket lost, and maintaining the lowest wicket-loss count at 46. Riyan Parag has been formidable with the bat, scoring 398 runs this season. On the bowling front, Trent Boult has excelled in the powerplay, taking seven wickets with an economy of just 6.65.

Expect another belter at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, one of the highest-scoring venues this season. RR’s form makes them the favourites, but don’t be surprised if DC springs up a surprise. We’re backing Delhi Capitals to win this game and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Prediction: Delhi Capitals to win at 2.15.

Key Battle: Delhi skipper and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant comes into this fixture with an average of 44 for the season, which jumps to 55 in H2H matches. He has a superb record against Rajasthan spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who has 2/81 from 56 balls bowled to Pant but an overall tally of 13 wickets this season and a best of 3/27 in H2H matches.

Key Stats

Rajasthan scored the most powerplay runs in six of their last seven matches.

The team batting first has won all three games in Delhi this season, after making 220-plus each time.

Conversely, Delhi struck the highest powerplay score in just one of their last four matches.

Rajasthan recorded the highest opening partnership in four of their last five matches.

Shimron Hetmyer has smashed 1/44 from 22 balls faced against Khaleel Ahmed.

Trent Boult has claimed figures of 4/28 from 28 balls bowled to Prithvi Shaw.

Shaw has a best score of just 20 from his last 11 IPL innings in Delhi.

Similarly dominant, Ravichandran Ashwin has head-to-head figures of 2/5 from seven balls bowled to Prithvi Shaw.

Best Bets

Best Bet: Highest individual score to be over 76.5 at 1.90.

Value Bet: Riyan Parag to be Rajasthan Royals’ top batter at 5.50.

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