Delhi Capitals (DC) saw themselves being fixed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Chepauk, an outcome that saw MS Dhoni’s men move up to the highest point of Indian Premier League (IPL) team standings. With Mumbai Indians (MI) later dismantling Delhi down to the third spot in the points table, Shreyas Iyer’s men have a splendid shot of going second by and by in the event that they manage to defeat Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday.
These future the last two points of the league fixtures for Delhi and Rajasthan, who both would be frantic to sack a success, yet for various reasons. RR would seek after specific outcomes to fall to support them after they proceed to vanquish DC and take their focuses count to 13 this season. Indeed, even a success can see their odds of completing in top four being demolished if either Kolkata Knight Riders or Sunrisers Hyderabad go on to bag 14 points.
For the Capitals, then, the focus remains to complete among the main two so as to get two chances of achieving the final. A success would put them on 18 points this season, and keeping in mind that it is very workable for three teams to have a similar count, Delhi’s poor Net Run Rate of – 0.096 may see them stay third. A reverberating success over Rajasthan, in any case, can change that.
Ajinkya Rahane has returned as captain for the Royals after Steve Smith withdrew to join his Australian partners for the pre-World Cup preparing camp back home. He would be quick to lead the Royals to a success, regardless of in the event that it takes them through to the playoffs or not.
It was Rishabh Pant who had sacked a 36-ball 78 against Rajasthan prior this season after Rahane had scored just his second ton of IPL profession. The huge misfortune for Delhi, be that as it may, is Kagiso Rabada who has made a beeline for South Africa because of back injury.
Here’s a gander at some of the statistics that would be under focus as Delhi Capitals host Rajasthan Royals:
An aggregate of 19 matches have been played between the two establishments, with the Royals proving to be the best multiple times when contrasted with Delhi’s 8. At Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, be that as it may, DC have been triumphant 4 out of multiple times while RR have won 3.
Ajinkya Rahane likes to score runs against Delhi and had packed away a ton in the invert installation back in Jaipur. He has a sum of 599 keeps running against the side from the capital while Rishabh Pant has most keeps running for Delhi against Rajasthan at 167.
Amith Mishra has been the top-performer with the ball in the fixture, bagging 17 wickets against RR. Dhawal Kulkarni, meanwhile, has 5 scalps to his name against Delhi as he sits atop the wicket-taking charts fo his side in this duel.
Prediction: Delhi Capitals to win