Delhi Capitals will bid to return to the top of the 2020 Indian Premier League table when they take on Rajasthan Royals. Delhi have won five of their seven matches so far, including a dominant 46-run victory when they last met Rajasthan last week. They come into this match on the back of a five-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians, however, who leapfrogged them at the top with that result.
Rajasthan Royals lost four matches in a row up to and including that defeat to Delhi. They come into this game after finally getting back to winning ways, however, with more good bowling from Jofra Archer setting up a five-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Date: 14th October 2020
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
Dubai has been the goldilocks ground of IPL 2020. It is not as high-scoring as Sharjah but not as slow as Abu Dhabi. It is also somewhat less partial to the teams batting first than the others. We think the conditions should favor RR a bit more with its batsmen enjoying the extra pace that DC offers. The average scores are moving down and it appears as if the teams batting first have a big advantage. The Dubai wicket favours batting, although it did offer something more to the bowlers than the other wickets in this tournament. Dubai will be clear, hot and dry as usual.
Delhi were asked to bat first last time these teams met and may choose to this time. The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. The pitches have started to slow and chasing is becoming more and more difficult. This should be seen as a big advantage.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 21 , DC Won: 10, RR Won: 11
DC Expected Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel
RR Expected Playing XI:
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi
DC vs RR Match Prediction:
Delhi Capitals were dominant when these teams last met and, while Rajasthan Royals got back to winning ways last time out. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. We are going to advise betting on the upset in this one. DC is a very good team but it is in a state of flux and looks a lot more beatable. RR, on the other hand, has the momentum and with its youngsters hitting form, looks a lot stronger. We think this may be a great opportunity to get on RR. Bet on the Rajasthan Royals to win. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.