IPL 2019: Match 53, DC vs RR – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

IPL 2019: Match 53, DC vs RR – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

In the reverse fixture, Rahane chipped in with a brilliant century, which included some outstanding and classy strokeplay

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

After a pretty mediocre start to his campaign, Ajinkya Rahane picked up some pace with a string of decent scores right after the World Cup squad was announced. The 30-year-old was India’s number four at the 2015 World Cup and it really is an intricate thing to study how he lost the confidence in the last four years. Yet, as it always happens in the case of Rahane, only his bat does the talking.

In the reverse fixture, Rahane blasted a brilliant century, which included some outstanding and classy strokeplay. His 105 off 63 deliveries included 11 fours and 3 sixes, which unfortunately came in a losing cause for his side. The wounds have intensified for Rajasthan as they lost Steve Smith, who travelled back to Australia to join the World Cup preparatory camp.

The burden once again falls very heavily on Rahane and Sanju Samson to handle the batting unit’s responsibility. Rahane’s record against the Delhi franchise is pretty impressive, with 782 runs coming against them at an average in excess of 70. He has registered three half-centuries at the Feroz Shah Kotla in T20 cricket, a stat which should be promising enough for the visiting team.

Rajasthan’s season is in a precarious position after their game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore got wiped out. A win against the Capitals will take their tally to 13 points at the end of group stages, which might or might not be enough depending on other results. But for them to get there in the first place, they need some magic from the willow of Rahane.

Record against the opposition (Delhi) in the IPL:

17 inns, 782 runs, 71.09 average, 1 century, 6 fifties

Record at the venue (Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi):

8 innings, 317 runs, 52.83 average, 3 fifties in Twenty20 cricket

Recent form:

In IPL 2019 – 12 innings, 391 runs, 35.54 average, 139.14 strike-rate, 1 century, 1 fifty.

Dream11 Scenario:

Costs 10 credits in the batsmen category and is picked by 93% of teams.

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