Delhi was forced to tinker its best playing 11 in previous match as Rishabh Pant was ruled out of IPL 2020 for a week. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
(DC) would look to get back to winning ways after a hiccup against Mumbai Indians as the Shreyas Iyer-led side takes on Rajasthan Royals
(RR) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Delhi lost its previous match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday while Rajasthan managed to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad on the back of crucial knocks by Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia the same day.
DC vs RR playing 11 prediction
DC tentative playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
Rajasthan, on the other hand, was boosted by return of Ben Stokes in its playing 11. The English all-rounder bowled only one over against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Though captain Steve Smith said after the match that Stokes has just joined the squad. However, it was youngster Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia, who won the match for Royals that day and these two batsmen would be key for RR's success.
RR tentative playing 11: Jos Buttler (WK), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller/Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi and Jaydev Unadkat.
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DC vs RR head-to-head (Overall)
Total matches: 21
DC won: 10
RR won: 11
No result: 0
DC vs RR head to head in last 5 matches (Since 2018, inclunding one IPL 2020 match)
Total Matches: 5
DC won: 4
RR won: 1
DC and RR rankings on IPL 2020 points table
IPL 2020, Match 30: DC vs RR Pitch report
Dubai pitch is likely to help pacers in the initial stage and spinners will hold the key in the middle overs. Since there is already a match at the venue a day before, we may see the wicket to be a bit slow as the match progresses.
Steve Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron.
(C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer
and Tushar Deshpande.