IPL 2019: Match 53, Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the clash between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.

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Rajasthan Royals. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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Delhi Capitals will conclude the league phase as they face the Rajasthan Royals in Delhi on Saturday evening. This game will be a crucial one for the Shreyas Iyer-led team as they wish to finish among the top two. However, Kagiso Rabada’s absence could cost them big time as the South African claimed 25 wickets in the 12 matches before his return. On the other hand, the Rajasthan Royals’ future depends on the results of other games and their performance in this last match.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the clash between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals:

3-4Rajasthan Royals has a win-loss record of 3-4 in Delhi against the Delhi Capitals/Daredevils in the IPL. The 4-run win in a rain-affected game last season here was the Delhi franchise’s first win over RR since 2013.

Delhi won their first three meetings with Rajasthan at this venue before losing three in a row they played between 2013 and 2015. In fact, RR were on a 7-match winning streak against Delhi in the IPL till the 4-run defeat in the previous edition.

27 – Amit Mishra has seven wickets more than any other player in the IPL against the Rajasthan Royals. Mishra bagged 27 wickets across 18 IPL games against RR at an average of 17.25.

52.83Ajinkya Rahane is one of three players with 50+ batting average in the Twenty20 format at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. (Min: 200 runs) Rahane has scored 317 runs across 8 T20 innings at this venue at an average of 52.83 with three half-centuries.

83.50 – Rishabh Pant has a batting average of 83.5 and a strike-rate of 211.39 in the IPL against the Rajasthan Royals. He scored 167 runs in three innings against them with the help of two fifties including an unbeaten 78 earlier this season.

139.14 – Rahane’s batting strike-rate of 139.14 in this IPL is the highest for him in any edition of the IPL. He had a SR of 130.75 during the 2015 season; the only time he scored at 130+ SR in an IPL season. Rahane has scored 391 runs in 12 innings this season at an average of 35.54 and also recorded his highest T20 score of 105*.

469Shikhar Dhawan’s tally of 469 runs in the IPL against the Rajasthan Royals is bettered by only three players. He has scored those runs across 16 innings at an average of 33.50 with help of five half-centuries.

782 – Ajinkya Rahane’s 782 runs in the IPL against the Delhi Capitals/Daredevils is the 2nd highest by any player against them. Only Virat Kohli (825) has scored more runs in the IPL against the Delhi franchise than Rahane. The RR opener scored those 782 runs in only 17 innings at an average of 71.09 with six fifties and an unbeaten century in the previous game.

994 – Runs Rishabh Pant has scored in the Twenty20 format at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Pant needs six more runs to become the 2nd player after Virender Sehwag (1199) to complete 1000 T20 runs at this venue.

4986 – Rahane needs 14 more runs to complete 5000 runs in the Twenty20 format. He will be the 9th Indian to achieve the milestone when he scores those 14 runs.

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