Both the teams, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, have won their previous matches and are high on confidence. They would be pretty sure about their setups. They now face each other at Rajasthan’s fortress, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on 21 April. Read on the complete IPL match prediction for the match here.
Rajasthan Royals are still alive in the race o playoffs with their third win of the tournament in the previous game. They cannot afford mistake from now on and they need to get on the winning run. They will now be playing a strong team who have won six of the ten matches and are close to qualifying. Rajasthan found their fortune by making Steve Smith captain and making some changes. Delhi Capitals would be happy as it is an away game and the situation might suit them.
IPL Match Prediction Performance Check
It was a strong move to remove Ajinkya Rahane from captaincy and make Steve Smith the leader of the sinking team. It showed immediate results with Steve Smith controlling the game much better.
Ajinkya Rahane might bat well as he need not worry more about the captaincy. Rahul Tripathi was dropped and Sanju Samson was promoted top in the order which was a great move.
In the previous match, Ryan Prayag and Steve Smith took the game closer and got the win for the team. Ryan is a talented teenager who scored 43 runs from just 23 deliveries. Ben Stokes was back in the team but did not bowl a single over and could not help much with the bat. He needs to be in best of his form if Rajasthan needs to make it to playoffs.
Shreyas Gopal has been a permanent member of the team and has taken key wickets at all times without giving away many runs.
The unit needs to work as a team once again against Delhi Capitals to win the match.
It was finally a win for Delhi Capitals at their home ground. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer batted really well and took the team closer to the win.
Delhi Capitals are now almost close to qualifying for the playoffs. They are just two wins away or maybe just a win away. They would try to end in top 2 in the points table and that would be a relief for the fans. It would be an end of poor results from the last few years.
The pitch at Jaipur is going to be favorable for the Delhi team as the pitch has bounce and pace. It would be good for scoring runs by hard-hitting batsmen in the team and fast bowlers could get extra help.
The top order of the team is performing really well. Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, and Shreyas Iyer are scoring runs and are not much dependent on the middle order. We can expect Rishabh Pant to play a big inning if he gets a chance.
Delhi Capitals has batting till number five with Colin Ingram a=coming at that number. Sherfane Rutherford played in the last match instead on Chris Morris and we are not sure if he continues with his place in the upcoming match. Chis Morris’ form has not been convincing this year and we assume him to be a better option.
We might expect some changes being made in the playing eleven according to the situation as they have been doing in the previous few matches.
Head to Head Tipster
It would be the first match between the two franchises this season. They have won a piece in the last season. Rajasthan Royals have won 11 of the 18 matches that they have played against Delhi Capitals.
IPL Match Prediction Playing XI Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni
IPL Match Prediction Playing XI Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
There is no chance of rain at the venue. Pitch is much better under lights and hence we can expect a high scoring match. We think a score of around 190 should be a competitive total.
Toss Prediction Tips
Both the teams opted to field first in their previous matches. Rajasthan Royals has won a lot of tosses this season and they elected to field first.
IPL Match Prediction
Rajasthan Royals have a much better record against Delhi Capitals. They have won last four matches off the five-match matches that they have played. Rajasthan also has the home advantage. Looking on paper, Delhi Capitals emerge to be a strong team. They far better batting and bowling as compared to Rajasthan. We back Delhi Capitals to win the match.