In the 58th game of the Indian Premier League 2022, Delhi Capitals will face a massive challenge. They come here after a crushing defeat to the Chennai Super Kings and need to win this game to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, performed admirably in their last game against the Punjab Kings.
The Delhi Capitals have been inconsistent, with their bowling attack being a major source of concern. Their new ball attack has been ineffective, which they cannot afford against the Rajasthan Royals’ strong batting lineup. The Delhi Capitals would have to rise to the occasion in their most important game of the season while playing under pressure.
The 58th match between Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals will take place on May 11th, 2022 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, 58th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: May 11, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Team Previews
In the previous game, Sanju Samson’s team defeated the Punjab Kings by an innings and a wicket. With this victory, the team has improved its position on the points table. In the end, they clinically chased down a huge score. Sampson wants his bowlers to get their lines correct against a strong batting lineup. A win here would guarantee them a spot in the next round, which Sampson would like to do.
Jos Buttler has been in excellent form, and he will look to form a solid opening wicket partnership with Yashasvi Jaiswal in this game. In this game, Samson will look to partner with Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer to steady the middle order. They don’t have much firepower down the order, so Riyan Parag and Ravichandran Ashwin will have to perform to the best of their abilities.
The side desperately needs good spells with the new ball from Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna, who are both out of form. The side would like Yuzvendra Chahal to stop the flow of runs in the middle overs with Kuldeep Sen and Ashwin, as the Delhi Capitals have a very strong batting line-up.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
Predicted XI: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rishabh Pant’s team is in trouble following their 91-run loss to the Chennai Super Kings in the previous game. They must win this game to keep their hopes of advancing to the next round alive. Their bowling attack has struggled in the majority of the team’s games, and Pant wants them to rise to the challenge and restore confidence with a win in this game.
The absence of Prithvi Shaw is a major issue for the team, and the opening pair of David Warner and Srikar Bharat must establish a strong platform at the top. Pant, Mitchell Marsh, and Rovman Powell are all big names, but their consistency has added to the team’s woes. For the side to win, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, and Ripal Patel will need to hit big down the order.
Shardul Thakur has had a poor season, and the team will rely on him to open the bowling with Khaleel Ahmed. Anrich Nortje must use his pace effectively in this game to keep the Royals’ batsmen in check. Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Marsh are experienced players in this format, and the team will be looking to them to deliver.
Delhi Capitals Squad
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal
Predicted XI: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), David Warner, Srikar Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction
This venue has already seen several big run chases, and teams have struggled to set up a winning score here. Batting conditions have improved in the second half of the game as the track softens. As a result, the team that wins the toss in this game will almost certainly choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Several high-scoring games have occurred at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. Batting conditions are excellent at this venue, with batsmen being able to hit through the line. Fast bowlers have always struggled on this surface because there isn’t much room for them. It’s been an excellent venue for spinners who pitch the ball up and let it turn.
On May 11, we anticipate a warm and humid evening in Mumbai. This season, the wicket has been flat and has produced a lot of runs. Bowlers have a small margin for error and must bowl in the correct areas. The team batting first would be hoping for a score of around 200 runs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Match Prediction
The Delhi Capitals must clean up their act. The side brings with it the baggage of inconsistency. Their bowling attack has looked out of sorts, which is a major issue for the team. They’d also need runs from their starters to improve their chances of winning. The Rajasthan Royals have momentum and a very strong batting lineup. This would make them favourites in this house.
Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.78.
- RR opener Jos Buttler has 618 runs this season and adds a spark to the side’s batting order.
- The Delhi Capitals bowlers have been in poor form, conceding 200 runs on average over the last four games.
- Yuzvendra Chahal of RR is the leading wicket-taker this season with 22 wickets.