DC vs RR Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 53rd match of IPL 2019.
A rivalry that has been intensely and feisty contested since the onset of the Indian Premier League is all set to resume come Saturday. The first of this weekend’s matches is set to blow up the concluding stages of the group phase in the tournament.
And there could be no better setting for a match of such mammoth scales than the rousing Feroz Shah Kotla packed with boisterous support for the Capitals.
While the narrative is an extremely engrossing one, the battle to end the season as strongly as possible only sets to add to the humongous value of this encounter. Unbeaten in their last three matches, the Royals are on an incredible upturn in form as they look to push themselves as far as possible in one last flurry for the top 4.
On the other hand, Delhi themselves have too much riding on the match. After seeing their net run-rate tumble right into negative digits on the back of a trouncing by CSK, Delhi have lost their hold on the top 2. At home, they have the backing of thousands to deliver one last exquisite performance to see them propel themselves into the coveted spots.
DC vs RR – What numbers suggest?
The two have till date in the 12 years of the league played out a total of 19 matches. It’s a clash that favours RR massively with them emerging on the winning side 11 times while Delhi have in their kitty the 8. The last time these two had squared off at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Delhi had gone onto win by 6 wickets.
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DC vs RR – Key battles
Trent Boult vs Liam Livingstone
After having lost out almost all their exceptional and standout performers as the Royals head into their last match of the season, the emergence of Liam Livingstone has been a pleasant relief for them. Coming out to open at the top of the order, the batsman has filled up the space left by Jos Buttler adequately, delivering solidly with the bat till now.
In Trent Boult, he’ll face perhaps one of the most enchanting exponent of the new ball in world cricket. Boult is a dependable name, someone held in massive reverence throughout the cricketing fraternity and his incredible pace and ability to get the ball to shape into the batsmen will give Livingstone a jittery time in the middle.
Rishabh Pant vs Shreyas Gopal
Pant has been a bitter disappointment for Delhi this season. After finding himself failing to make a place in India’s world cup squad, he’s only gone onto squander any chance of making a name for himself for tournaments to follow. In a way below par season, he’s endured an ordeal at home with flabbergasting performances.
His biggest misdemeanour comes against the spinner, a variety he’s just not able to negotiate. Shreyas is brought on at just the time Pant comes out to bat and with ball spinning away from Pant at a stringing rate, it’s a battle which could decide which side emerges on top after the middle overs.
DC vs RR – Match Prediction
There’s too much at stake for either side here and this encounter will be contested on level ground. What bodes well for the Delhi side is that they are facing a diluted Rajasthan outfit, one who have massive gaping holes that they’ll find impossible to fill in.
Delhi found solace at home the last time the played here and with the burning sun baking the surface in the afternoon, the batting friendly surface will immensely favour them. Delhi should win this and move back in the Top two.