RR vs DC : Match Preview
Today’s first clash of IPL 2023 season is Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals (RR vs DC). While RR’s defeat by PBKS has gave them a wound which they would want to overcome in this match, things are not looking for DC as well as seen in the past two matches. DC is struggling at both batting and bowling front which has led to their defeat in their first two matches. So, DC would also want to move up the points table in this match.
On RR’s side, the star batsman Jos Buttler won’t be able to serve in this match due to finger injury suffered during their match against PBKS. The team will be relying on skipper Sanju Samson and in form batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal for putting a big score on the board.
The bowling side for RR is pretty well as the ace spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is on their side who has already taken five wickets in the first two matches.
For DC, their performance has disappointed their fans. The top order collapsed badly, the bowling attack failed completely. Ace players including Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marshal performed below average leading to back to back defeat of DC in both matches.
Both teams have faced each other 26 times in IPL, out of which 13 matches have been won by each side.
RR vs DC : Match Details
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Date : Saturday, April 8, 2023
Time : 3:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
RR vs DC : Pitch Report
The pitch at Baraspara Stadium will be dry with some grass on it. This is known for a batting pitch. Since it’s a day game, so dew factor won’t impact. Therefore, the match is expected to be a high scoring one.
So far, only one IPL has been played here and won by the team batting first. The toss winning would to bowl first. Anything between 190-200 will be a good score to defend.
RR vs DC : Team Prediction
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Sanju Samson (C/WK)
Delhi Capitals (DC)
David Warner (C)
Abishek Porel (WK)
RR vs DC Prediction for Best Performance
The captain of RR looks in good form. In the first two matches, he already scored 97 runs including one half-century against SRH in which he scored 55 off 32 balls. Currently, he has a strike rate of 170.17. So, the best pick for the batter of the day.
The ace leg-spinner has already taken 5 wickets in first two matches with an average of 13.4 and economy of 8.37. Seems to be the best choice for bowler of the day
Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Rajasthan Royals likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.