Cricket match date: 22nd April 2019
Cricket match time: 8:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: RR
Team B: DC
Team A Captain: Steve Smith
Team B Captain: Shreyas Iyer
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Cricket Match Preview:
Rajasthan Royals (RR) have removed their appointed skipper Ajinkya Rahane with Steve Smith for the remainder of the tournament. RR have had poor tournament so far and they desperately need to turn around their fortunes if they want to qualify for the playoffs. Delhi Capitals (DC) would be simply looking to play without pressure and get closer to their spot in the playoff.
Rajasthan Royals have been close to victory in many cricket games this season, but too close yet too far has been the story for them. They just haven’t managed to close the games of cricket which they should have ideally won. The cricket game against Kings XI Punjab was another addition to that story.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, in Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Colin Munro, have three dangerous strikers of the cricket ball. Their bowling, led by Kagiso Rabada, has been in excellent health. Rabada is the highest wicket-taker in the competition and with him at the helm of the affair, no side will be comfortable chasing anything against Delhi.
Against KXIP, RR had the opportunity twice to seal the cricket game. Courtesy of Jofra Archer, RR were in the position to restrict KXIP under 170 total, but poor last over left them having to chase over 180 runs. In response, they were well set to overhaul the target but the decision to send Ajinkya Rahane at number four led to slowing down, and in the end, it proved to be a bit too far a target to cross.
Delhi Capitals will be looking to reach their first playoff in years. They reached the playoff when they were led by Virender Sehwag and used to have many dynamic players in their rank. This year, too, they have some of the most dangerous players in the competition. If they can somehow become a bit consistent, then they will be dangerous for even the favourites like CSK and MI.
Cricket Match Information:
Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will take on each other for the first time in this year’s IPL. As things stand right now, Rajasthan Royals are at number seven position, whereas Delhi Capitals are at number three position on the points table.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RR have replaced Ajinkya Rahane with Steve Smith as skipper for this tournament. They have only managed to win two cricket games in the tournament so far and will be looking to get back to winning ways under new leadership. Our prediction is of at least one change to their playing eleven for this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of RR’s playing XI:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Jos Butler
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Sanju Samson
- Rahul Tripathi
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Shreyas Gopal
- Ashton Turner
- Jaidev Unadkat
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
DC are being led by the young batsman, Shreyas Iyer. They are having a great time so far in the competition and would like to consolidate on their position further. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of DC’s playing XI:
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Prithvi Shaw
- Colin Munro
- Axar Patel
- Colin Munro
- R Tewatia
- Ishant Sharma
- Kagiso Rabada
- Amit Mishra
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Prithvi Shaw has faded away since the knock of 99 runs against KKR earlier in the tournament. He will be looking to contribute towards the team’s success for the remainder of the tournament. Our prediction is of a good knock from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Just like other home grounds for other IPL teams, SMS Stadium in Jaipur used to be the fortress of Rajasthan Royals. However, this year, it hasn’t been the same. RR have failed to win games of cricket and are now left to win every cricket game they play. Our prediction is of the score of around 170 and conditions are expected to be hot and dry.
DC will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have the momentum now and are in a much better frame of mind than RR. Hence, our prediction is of Delhi Capitals’ victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Prithvi Shaw (DC) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Kagiso Rabada (DC) -2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC)
Rajasthan Royals – 2.00
Delhi Capitals – 1.76
*odds may change anytime