Delhi Capitals v Rajasthan Royals
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Wednesday, October 14th 2020
16:00 SA Time
IPL 2020: Match 30 – Delhi Capitals v Rajasthan Royals Preview, Prediction, Probable Playing XI and Value bets.
Delhi Capitals (DC) will be up against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 30 of the IPL. These are two teams with contrasting results in their respective last games. DC lost to Mumbai Indians while RR pulled off a superb win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Delhi have been in good form this season and have won five out of their seven games. However, they lost to Mumbai in their last match but they will be happy with the fight they put up. Despite losing two of their frontline players (Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer), they did well to take the game to the final over. Delhi’s batting lacks some firepower in the middle in the absence of Pant and Hetmyer, they need the top-order gets off to a flier. The South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been the heart of DC’s bowling attack alongside spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
On the other hand, RR pulled off another heist and this time against Hyderabad. Rahul Tewatia had some company in the form of Riyan Parag to register a marvellous win. However, the inaugural IPL champions haven’t been at their best and must start producing consistent performances. The big guns like Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson desperately need to start delivering again.
Injury and Availability News
Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Moreover, Rishabh Pant will miss the upcoming games and will be on the bench for at least one week due to a hamstring injury.
Probable Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Key Players to watch out for
Shreyas Iyer: The Delhi Capitals skipper has been in very good form this season. Despite scoring just one fifty, Iyer has amassed 245 runs this season at a strike-rate of 138.41. In the absence of Pant and Hetmyer, the onus will be on Iyer to shoulder a larger responsibility with the bat.
Rahul Tewatia: The Haryana leg-spinning all-rounder has been a revelation for RR this season. Tewatia has been the match-winner for them and has been brilliant all-round. He has scored 189 runs at a strike-rate of 152.41 and has picked up five wickets as well.
Ben Stokes: The premier England all-rounder finally made his first appearance of the 2020 IPL season. However, he was eased back into the XI as he bowled just one over. But he opened the batting but failed. Hence, it’ll be interesting to see how Stokes goes in the coming games and keep a close eye on him.
Prithvi Shaw to be DC’s top batsman at 2.75.
Kagiso Rabada to be DC’s top bowler at 1.75.
Jos Buttler to be RR’s top batsman at 2.25.
Jofra Archer to be RR’s top bowler at 1.75.