DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Can Rajasthan Royals continue to push for Playoffs? Rajasthan Royals have managed to start the second phase of IPL 2021 on the right note after Kartik Tyagi pulled off a stunning act in the final over against Punjab Kings on Tuesday. But now they now face the toughest challenge in table-toppers Delhi Capitals. Rishabh Pant’s side has been consistent while Sanju Samson’s side is the exact opposite.
The narrow two-run victory would have certainly lifted the morale of the side which is battling with the unavailability of the key players at this crucial phase of the tournament. While Kartik Tyagi was player of the match for his superb last over, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 49, Mahipal Lomror’s blistering 43 off 17 deliveries, Evin Lewis’ 36 off 21 were a few other performances that grabbed the eyeballs.
DC vs RR in IPL 2021: However, nothing of it matters much now as Rajasthan Royals head for their new assignment – table-topper Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals is sitting atop the points table with seven wins in nine games and are just one win away from securing a spot in the playoffs. They were completely dominant in their opening fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad and started their phase 2 campaign with an easy 8 wickets win.
However, the Delhi Capitals camp would be a little concerned as they faced three defeats in their five games in Abu Dhabi last season. One prime reason for it is the nature of the wicket in Abu Dhabi which is relatively slower than Dubai’s surface. The Capitals’ lead pacers – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje who were crucial in the team’s 8 wickets victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad will perhaps have to make adjustments to their pace or may become less effective, which the Royals will surely be praying for.
DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals are sitting fifth in the table with four wins and four defeats in eight outings and can’t afford too many slip-ups. The Sanju Samson-led side now requires 3 wins out of their 6 remaining matches to qualify for the playoffs.
Previous meeting: The Sanju Samson-led side registered 3 wickets win over Delhi Capitals when both teams met in Mumbai in the India-leg of the tournament. Opting to bowl, Rajasthan Royals restricted Delhi Capitals at 147/8 on the back of Jaydev Unadkat’s impressive 3-15 and chased down the target with three wickets remaining and two balls to spare David Miller (62 off 43) was the top scorer for the side.
DC vs RR Probable Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis/Ben Dwarshuis/Tom Curran, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi
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Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL) 2021: DC vs RR Squads
Shreyas Iyer (C), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tom Curran, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Lalith Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Praveen Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Sam Billings
Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
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