Date: April 8, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
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The Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on April 8. The hosts RR will play this encounter on the back of a hard-fought loss against PBKS by 5 runs, and on the other hand, Delhi Capitals have already suffered two big defeats in their opening two fixtures in this edition of IPL.
For Rajasthan, it will be important to find some consistency in the bowling department, while for Delhi, their batters have to start performing big if they wanna earn a win and get on the IPL points table this season.
Also Read: RR vs DC 2023 Live Score | IPL 2023 Live Score | IPL 2023 Points Table
RR vs DC Pitch Report
Barsapara Cricket Stadium produced a batting beauty in the previous match which saw both PBKS and RR get past 190 in their allotted 20 overs. But since the upcoming matchup between Royals and Capitals is an afternoon fixture, the scores might dip a touch but you expect it to get upwards of 175, especially if the hosts' bat first.
Rajasthan Royals had a near-perfect game to kick off their IPL 2023 campaign against SRH in Hyderabad. But in their second match of the season, RR got pegged back by a resurgent PBKS who held their nerve in crunch situations. Royals batting has performed impressively in the first couple of fixtures this IPL with captain Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Jos Buttler leading the way. But the RR team management will be worried about the struggles of Devdutt Padikkal to rotate the strike or find boundaries at regular intervals.
Meanwhile, in the bowling department, the senior pros like Ashwin, Boult, and Holder have been magnificent for the Royals, but the indifferent form of Yuzvendra Chahal is a major concern. With most bases covered in the batting and bowling side of things, Rajasthan Royals have to keep on believing in their strategies and execute them in a precise manner against any and every opponent they come across.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RR
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Donovon Ferreira, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Jason Holder, KM Asif, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal (Potential Impact Player - Devdutt Padikkal for Yuzvendra Chahal)
Delhi Capitals have struggled with their batting lineup in the first two matchups of the IPL as they lost by a big margin. The young Indian superstars like Prithvi Shaw and Sarfaraz Khan, who have dominated domestic cricket recently, are yet to find a big score for DC so far. Even though the captain David Warner and Indian international Axar Patel have had decent hits in the first couple of games, their contributions haven't been enough for Delhi.
The return of Anrich Nortje is a massive plus for DC in the bowling department, alongside Kuldeep Yadav, who has been the best player for the team in the opening two fixtures. For Delhi Capitals, it’s vital to build on the good form of their bowlers and ensure that their batters get into some form as a unit against a tough Rajasthan Royals outfit.
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Sarfaraz Khan, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Abhishek Porel (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed (Potential Impact Player - Aman Khan for Khaleel Ahmed)
RR vs DC Match Prediction
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The hosts Rajasthan Royals would like to improve their performance, especially with the ball, to avenge the narrow defeat against PBKS in the last game. But, they can’t afford to take a well-balanced Delhi Capitals outfit lightly at the same time.
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