Match 56: DC vs RR | Full Analysis | Pitch Report | Best 11

The 56th match of the tournament between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The match between them will start at 7:30 P.M. (IST). 

In their previous encounter, Avesh Khan’s superb last over where he conceded just 4 runs in the last over as the requirement for Delhi was 17.      

Teams Analysis: 

Delhi Capitals (DC):

After playing so many matches back to back, they got an ample amount of time to reschedule their process for winning the remaining matches. They are currently in the 6th position with 10 points in 11 matches where they won 5 and lost 6. They have only 3 matches remaining and they need to win all three to make their chances for the playoffs more bright.

Prithvi Shaw started the season with some brilliant scores but in the last four innings he only managed 7, 16, 11 and 13. His average also got down to 24.75. He is a great hitter of the ball but his consistency is deflected. In 8 innings he got 198 runs only with one half-century to his name. On the other hand, Jake Fraser-McGurk has been phenomenal with his striking power as his strike rate is 233.33. Out of 6 innings he scored 50+ thrice and has scored 259 runs. 

Skipper Rishabh Pant is mostly providing runs to the team and is currently highest run-scorer for the team with 398 runs to his credit. He scored 3 half-centuries till now with a strike rate of 158.57. He is a constant performer and can easily switch his gears. Abhishek Porel and Shai, the two middle order batters have been performing a little decently but didn’t show any significant contribution in the winning cause.

Tristan Stubbs is playing his finishing role very well and has contributed 277 runs in 10 innings. With a strike rate of 185.71 he scored 2 half-centuries. In the match against RR previously, he played a destructive knock of unbeaten 44 runs in 23 balls and looked like he might take the team to a great win but unfortunately he missed to get the finishing line.

Axar Patel is also performing decently till now. With 149 runs with the bat he scored one 50+ while with the bowl he got 9 wickets with an economy of 7.24. His economy is best among the bowlers in the team but he needs to be more consistent with the bat as he is seen rarely scoring any impactful knock till now. 

Mukesh Kumar is the team’s highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets to his name. He took wickets in most of the matches but was expensive most of the time. His economy is above 11, which he needs to make it much better. Kuldeep Yadav is not much behind as he took 12 wickets with 8.45 economy. Not only this, in the last match against KKR he was the highest scorer with 35 runs with the bat. 

Khaleel Ahmed also contributed with his pace as he got 12 wickets till now in 11 matches.                               

Probable playing 11 for the match:

Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abhishek Porel, Shai Hope, Axar Patel, Tristan Stubbs, Kuldeep Yadav, Rasikh Dar Salam, Lizaad Williams, Khaleel Ahmed.

(Impact Player: Kumar Kushagra) 

Rajasthan Royals (RR):

A highly impactful performance by the whole team due to which they are in the 2nd position in 10 matches, where they won 8 and lost 2. With 16 points they almost marked their name to the playoffs but a win will make a clear spot for them in the top 4. Both batting and bowling have been brilliant till now. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal started the season with some low scores but he got back his rhythm and started scoring runs with a great pace. He has 316 runs to his credit with 157.21 strike rate with one century and one half-century. Jos Butler also played a couple of good cricket where while chasing he got 2 centuries and got his team great wins. Till now with 319 runs he is in the 3rd place for teams most run-scorer. 

Skipper Sanju Samson marked some valuable contributions with the bat. He has 385 runs to his name in which he got past 50+ four times. He has been showing consistent runs with the bat. He has a strike rate of 159.09. Riyan Parag on the other hand is the highest scorer for the team with 409 runs in 9 innings. He also scored four half-centuries till now with a strike rate of 159.14. His highest score also came against DC where he scored unbeaten 84 runs. 

Dhruv Jurel played a brilliant knock against LSG where he scored unbeaten 52 runs. Hard hitters Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell haven’t shown much impressive knocks as both didn’t get much to bat, but the time they got the chance hasn’t been much influential.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the highest wicket-taker for the team with 13 wickets to his name. But in the last four matches he conceded 54, 48, 41 and 62 runs in each 4 overs of the spell. As a result his economy hiked to 9.68. 

The other three pacers Avesh Khan, Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma have been performing decently till now as they got wickets 11, 10 and 9 respectively in the matches they played.                             

Probably playing 11 for the Match:

Sanju Samson (c/wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Butler, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal.

(Impact Player: Sandeep Sharma) 

Head to Head (DC vs RR):

They played 28 matches against each other.    

Highest score207222
Lowest score60115

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Looking at the pitch it gives assistance to batters very well as high scores can  be achieved easily. 199 is the highest score in this season of IPL. Despite having a batting surface the teams who batted first got the victory as they posted scores like 266, 224 and 257. Still  chasing will be a little bit easier if they restrict the opposition below 200.                                        

Weather Report:

A full hot day is expected on the match day as the temperature will touch 42 degree celsius during the daytime and it will drop down to 27 degree celsius at night. Humidity will be quite less which is expected to be less than 20%.                    

Best 11 for the Match:

Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.

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