IPL 2022 RR vs DC, 58th Match Preview: Following a win-loss template, DC gear up to stun Rajasthan
Rajasthan Royals have both the Orange cap holder Jos Buttler and Purple cap holder Yuzvendra Chahal in their ranks.
DC blow hot and cold
It has been a strange season for Delhi Capitals. When they have won, they have looked like one of the best teams in the competition but somehow they have never been able to put two victories together and have followed a win-loss-win-loss template.
The team started off well with a come from behind four wicket victory against Mumbai Indians in their first match. However, they went on to lose their next two games against Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants.
A comfortable victory followed against Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs which was followed by a 16 run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Another win by 9 wickets against Punjab Kings preceded a 15 run loss against Rajasthan Royals.
Their last 4 matches have had a similar script with the team winning against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders and losing against Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants. In fact, they suffered a massive 91-run loss in their last game against CSK which has hampered their net run rate.
Still in with a chance
The team still stands at the fifth place and if they go on to win all three of their remaining matches, the team has a chance of making it to the playoffs. But, given the ammunition that Delhi possesses, they are not doing themselves a great service.
In fact, their backups are as good as the first XI, if not better. Mustafizur Rahman can easily replace Anrich Nortje and Chetan Sakariya has in fact looked better than Khaleel Ahmed who is part of the starting XI at the moment.
RR's top performers
They will face Rajasthan Royals who are having one of their best seasons. The team is placed at the third spot with 7 victories from 11 matches.
Jos Butler, who is currently in possession of the Orange cap, is in the form of his life and has already scored 618 runs from just 11 matches at an average of over 60.
Rajasthan Royals also have the Purple cap holder Yuzvendra Chahal in their ranks. The spinner has taken 22 wickets from just 11 outings.
Predicted Playing XIs
Rajasthan Royals - Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Delhi Capitals - Prithvi Shaw/KS Bharat, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
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