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IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals Preview, Probable Playing XI And More

The pitch is expected to become more favorable for batting as the innings progress, making teams prefer chasing targets.
08:00 PM May 06, 2024 IST | Shashwat Nishant
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DC vs RR

DC vs RR: Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are scheduled to face each other in the 56th match of IPL 2024, a game with different implications for both teams. For the 2020 finalists, it's a crucial match that they must win, considering the teams below them in the points table are quickly catching up and vying for playoff spots. Moreover, they need to secure a significant victory to enhance their net run rate, improving their playoff chances.

RR has arguably been the standout team of the season, displaying few if any, major weaknesses in their lineup. They are on the verge of qualifying for the playoffs. However, the goal for the 2008 champions is to secure a win in this match to finish among the top two positions in the group. This would afford them the advantage of playing in Qualifier 1, providing a safety net even in case of defeat, with another chance to reach the final. Given their current form, RR appears poised to secure a top-two finish in the league stage.

The match is scheduled to be held on May 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. While DC may be accustomed to the conditions, they must remain wary of RR's threat. The table-toppers boast a strong squad that has gelled well as a cohesive unit. Even in their losses, RR has put up strong performances, often narrowly losing matches. For instance, against GT, they fell short in the final over defending a score over 190, and against SRH, they were defeated by a mere run.

DC vs RR Pitch Report

The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the venue for the match, has witnessed high-scoring encounters throughout the ongoing season, posing a challenge for bowlers. Batters need to capitalize on the powerplay overs, while bowlers must maintain accuracy in their deliveries. The pitch is expected to become more favorable for batting as the innings progress, making teams prefer chasing targets.

DC Probable Playing XI

J Fraser-McGurk, P Shaw, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (C), T Stubbs, Abishek Porel, Axar Patel, KL Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, KK Ahmed, LB Williams

RR Probable Playing XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, SV Samson (C), R Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, DC Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

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