DC vs RR Match Prediction - Who will win today's IPL match?

IPL 2021: DC vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?

In their previous meeting, the Royals beat the Capitals by three wickets after David Miller and Chris Morris' heroics with the bat.

Preview 

Delhi Capitals are set to lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in Match No.36 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Saturday, September 26 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Capitals have started the second leg on a resounding note after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets.

Shreyas Iyer and Anrich Nortje returned to their eleven and their lineup looks stronger than ever. The Capitals are sitting pretty on top of the points table and a win will almost take them into the playoffs. The Royals, on the other hand, must be high on confidence after two successive wins.

In their previous game, they scripted a jailbreak and beat the Punjab Kings by two runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The inclusion of Evin Lewis, Liam Livingstone and Tabraiz Shamsi has strengthened them. In their previous meeting, the Royals beat the Capitals by three wickets in Mumbai.

Match Details

Match – Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals – 36th match

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 3:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a great one for batting in the second leg of IPL 2021. However, the spinners have also extracted quite a bit of help from the surface. The teams, batting second, have found it easier in the earlier two games. Chasing should be the way forward.

Avg first innings score: 159 (Last 24 matches in the IPL at Abu Dhabi)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 15, Lost – 9, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Steven Smith/Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Bench: Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lukman Meriwala, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Vinod, Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis/Steve Smith

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (C and WK), Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi

Bench: Akash Singh, KC Cariappa, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, Kuldip Yadav, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Tabraiz Shamsi

Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 23 | Delhi Capitals– 11 | Rajasthan Royals – 12 |N/R – 0

In the UAE

Played – 2 | Delhi Capitals– 2 | Rajasthan Royals – 0 |N/R – 0

Probable best batter of the match

Evin Lewis— Rajasthan Royals

Evin Lewis can be devastating at the top of the batting order. He played some brilliant knocks, including a century against Trinbago Knight Riders at the Warner Park, in the CPL. Even in the Royals’ previous game, he scored 36 runs off 21 balls at a strike rate of 171.42. If Lewis gets going, the Capitals’ bowlers may end up chasing leather.

Probable best bowler of the match

Anrich Nortje– Delhi Capitals

Anrich Nortje didn’t play a single game in the first leg of the 2021 IPL in India. However, once he returned, he showed the utility he brings to the fore. In the previous game against the Sunrisers, the South Africa speedster became the Player of the Match after getting three wickets. Moreover, he bowled the eight fastest deliveries of the tournament.

Today’s match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.