On Saturday, Delhi Capitals will be locking horns with Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 clash at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. As the northern rivals look forward to adding a second straight win under their belt, here’s a look at the predictions, head-to-head records and more.
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The DC vs RR will be the first doubleheader of the IPL 2021 Phase II and both teams would have potential match-winners who would be hoping to bring their A-game. Let’s take a look at the players who are expected to shine for both teams in Saturday’s clash.
1. Shreyas Iyer: Iyer had scored an unbeaten match-winning 47 during DC’s previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday and while he could not get to his fifty, the Team India middle-order batsman would be hoping to make the most of his stay at the crease once he gets set.
2. Anrich Nortje: The South African pacer was adjudged the Man of the Match award against SRH for his impressive figures of 2/12 from his four overs and Delhi would be hoping that Nortje showcases an even better performance against the Royals.
3. Yashasvi Jaiswal: The promising opener fell one short of what would have been a stupendous half-century during RR’s last game against Punjab Kings on Tuesday. The emerging batsman will be looking to take heart from that impactful 36-ball 49 knock if he gets a chance against Shreyas Iyer & Co.
4. Kartik Tyagi: Kartik Tyagi was adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning bowling figures of 2/29 from his four overs against PBKS earlier this week. The youngster had bowled a thrilling final over with the match in Punjab’s bag as they needed only four runs to win. Kartik conceded just a single and two wickets (Nicholas Pooran & Deepak Hooda) as RR snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
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Here’s a look at the probable Playing XI of both sides
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman.
Last but not least, it all comes down to the head-to-head records. It is the Rajasthan Royals who enjoy a slight advantage when it comes to overall head-to-head records as they have registered 12 wins in their 23 meetings with Delhi Capitals with DC winning on 11 occasions.