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IPL 2020, DC vs RR: Delhi Capitals had beaten Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs last week

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 14, 2020 7:34:27 pm
IPL 2020, DC vs RR LIVE: Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals. (Source: File)

IPL 2020, DC vs RR: Delhi Capitals (DC) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) hoping to do the double over them in the ongoing IPL 2020 campaign at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. (DC vs RR LIVE)

In their previous encounter, DC had prevailed over RR with a 46-run victory last week. But now, the chances are high of the tables turning as Steve Smith’s side would be riding high on confidence coming off the back of a victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad that ended a four-match losing streak. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer’s side were humbled by the champions Mumbai Indians on the same day.

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19:08 (IST)14 Oct 2020
19:06 (IST)14 Oct 2020
RR Playing XI:

Steve Smith: "I was gonna bat as well. Hopefully we can bowl well, restrict them and chase it later on. It's obviously used wicket and hopefully we will put some pressure with the ball. We are playing the same team. And yes, Ben (Stokes) will open again."

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

19:04 (IST)14 Oct 2020
DC Playing XI:

Shreyas Iyer: "We will bat first. It's been dry and like we saw the other games, it's holding a bit. We want to approach every game positively and we got really good bowling attack to execute our plans. We got good back-ups who can come and perform, we are definitely missing him (Pant). We got one change. Tushar comes in for Harshal."

Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

19:02 (IST)14 Oct 2020

Delhi Capitals win the toss and opt to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in Match 30 of IPL 2020.

18:02 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Kohli sweats it out
17:28 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Smith and Samson hope to turn tables

Skipper Smith and Sanju Samson have failed to make any significant contribution with the bat since setting the Sharjah ground on fire in their first two matches. Jos Buttler produced a superb 44-ball 70 against Mumbai Indians but didn’t capitalise on the starts in the last two matches

16:41 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Stokes brings balance to Hyderabad

The last time the two teams clashed, RR didn’t have Stokes in the ranks and even though the England all-rounder didn’t set the stage on fire in his first game, his presence inspired the former champions to snap a four-match losing streak with a five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“With Stokesy back, it brings a nice balance to us. He just bowled one over as he just got out of a lockdown and is just working back into things,” Smith had said.

16:14 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Pant struggling

Rishabh Pant's unavailability has affected the balance of Delhi Capitals and they will be looking for some answers in their clash against Rajasthan Royals. DC’s main striker in the middle order – Pant – hasn’t quite been at his best in the tournament. The Indian left-hander has scored at a rate of 139.02 which is much below his IPL career strike rate of 160.25.

15:09 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Last encounter

Earlier in IPL 2020, DC beat RR by 46 runs after posting 184/8 in Sharjah, Shimron Hetmyer's 24-ball 45 and Kagiso Rabada's three-wicket haul had guided the Capitals to the victory.

14:30 (IST)14 Oct 2020
How might Rajasthan lineup in Dubai?

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

14:15 (IST)14 Oct 2020
How might Delhi lineup in Dubai?

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

14:00 (IST)14 Oct 2020
What's the head-to-head record?

The two teams have faced each other 21 times in the IPL so far, with Rajasthan holding a narrow 11-10 head-to-head win/loss record over Delhi. In their last match in IPL 2020, DC (184/8 in 20 overs) defeated RR (138/10 in 19.4 overs) by 46 runs.

13:28 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Delhi Capitals' trump card

With every passing game, Kagiso Rabada is extending his lead in the wickets tally. The speedster, with 17 wickets, is currently the Purple Cap-holder in the ongoing season of the tournament. While he did not end up on a winning side in DC’s last game, Rabada picked up two wickets and this time around, he will be looking to make amends and power his side to victory.

12:48 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Rahul Tewatia- The match winner

The left-hand batsman from Haryana has 189 runs, 5 wickets and two-match winning knocks. Rahul Tewatia has impressed one and all with his performances, including the one against SRH where he scored a match-defining unbeaten 42 off 26 balls to take RR home. He will once again be out to make a mark.

11:38 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Remember Riyan Parag's cameo?

The youngster was brought back into the RR’s playing XI for the game against SRH and he repaid the faith shown into him by the team management, scoring a match-winning 42 not out off 26 balls to help RR return to winning ways. He will once again be looking to make a mark in RR’s eighth game of the season.

11:06 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Records you may witness today

  • Kagiso Rabada needs 2 wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets.
  • Shreyas Iyer requires 32 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as captain and needs 74 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.
  • Steve Smith needs 44 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as captain and is 79 runs away from completing 1000 IPL runs for RR.
  • Jos Buttler needs 6 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes for RR.

10:56 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Head to head

Delhi Capitals at this venue: Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1

Rajasthan Royals at this venue: Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2

10:30 (IST)14 Oct 2020
ICYMI | Ishant Sharma out of IPL 2020 with abdominal injury

Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 after experiencing an acute episode of left rib cage pain while bowling at a team training session on October 7 in Dubai. He had played only one of the seven matches. 

10:15 (IST)14 Oct 2020
What will be the key match-ups in Dubai?

While Delhi Capitals’ batting has had a strong run, with captain Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, and Shikhar Dhawan all making contributions, Rajasthan Royals have had Rahul Tewatia as the ace up their sleeve. Steve Smith will also look up to the returning Ben Stokes for runs, wickets, and inspiration too. In the bowling department, Delhi have the leading wicket-taker Kagiso Rabada, who has snared 17 wickets so far. Rajasthan have their own mean and rather economical fast bowler in Jofra Archer.

10:00 (IST)14 Oct 2020
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live buildup of Wednesday's IPL 2020 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. With Delhi succumbing to Mumbai and Rajasthan prevailing against Hyderabad last week... the match promises to be unpredictable.