On Saturday, April 8, the Rajasthan Royals will face the Delhi Capitals in the 11th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Guwahati is the Royals' second home this season. Rajasthan routed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in their season's opening game.
Under David Warner's guidance, they will be hoping for its first win of the season, while Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan will be looking to hit the consistency nodes early in IPL 2023.
The Delhi Capitals' 2023 Indian Premier League campaign has had a difficult start. They were defeated twice in a row in their first two games. Whereas RR has had the best start to their season as they defeated SRH by a massive 72-run margin. This article will provide the readers with all the information regarding RR vs DC head to head battles over the seasons.
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RR vs DC head to head
Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have played each other multiple times in the Indian Premier League's history (IPL). Here's a rundown of their previous meetings. Rajasthan Royals have won 13 of their 26 matches thus far, while Delhi Capitals have also won 13.
RR vs DC match results
Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, formerly known as the Delhi Daredevils, have so far had a lovely, cordial rivalry in the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have won 13 of the 26 occasions they have met. The RR vs DC head to head is as follows.
|11-May-2022||Delhi Capitals||8 Wickets||Mumbai|
|22-Apr-2022||Rajasthan Royals||15 Runs||Mumbai|
|25-Sept-2021||Delhi Capitals||33 Runs||Abu Dhabi|
|15-Apr-2021||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Mumbai|
|14-Oct-2020||Delhi Capitals||13 Runs||Dubai|
|9-Oct-2020||Delhi Capitals||46 Runs||Sharjah|
|4-May-2019||Delhi Capitals||5 Wickets||Delhi|
|22-Apr-2019||Delhi Capitals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2-May-2018||Delhi Daredevils||50 Runs||Delhi|
|11-Apr-2018||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs (D/L)||Jaipur|
|2-May-2015||Rajasthan Royals||14 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|11-Apr-2015||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Delhi|
|14-May-2014||Rajasthan Royals||62 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|2-May-2014||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Delhi|
|6-May-2013||Rajasthan Royals||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|5-Apr-2013||Rajasthan Royals||5 Runs||Delhi|
|30-Apr-2012||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|28-Apr-2012||Delhi Daredevils||1 Run||Delhi|
|11-Apr-2011||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|30-Mar-2010||Delhi Daredevils||67 Runs||Delhi|
|14-Mar-2010||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|16-May-2009||Delhi Daredevils||14 Runs||Bloemfontein|
|27-Apr-2009||Rajasthan Royals||5 Wickets||Centurion|
|29-May-2008||Rajasthan Royals||109 Runs||Mumbai|
|10-May-2008||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Jaipur|
|18-Apr-2008||Delhi Daredevils||9 Wickets||Delhi|
RR vs DC IPL stats
Here are some individual stats of players from Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals head to head IPL matches over the years:
Ajinkya Rahane of the Delhi Capitals, who played for the Royals for seven years from 2011 to 2015 and then again from 2018 to 2019, is the top run-scorer in the RR vs DC head to head matches with 601 runs. However, he plays for CSK in the 2023 IPL. Shreyas Iyer is on the list and is also captain of KKR. Rishabh pant is second in the list with 357 runs but he is missing this IPL due to injury.
With 20 wickets, experienced leg-spinner Amit Mishra is the leading wicket-taker in the Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals head to head encounters. He now plays for LSG in the 2023 IPL. From the list given below, only Anrich Nortje plays for DC in the current IPL. International greats like Shane Watson and Kagiso Rabada also feature in this list with 9 wickets each.
Best match in the Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals head to head
The match between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) on April 22, 2019, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 12 was an exciting one. Rajasthan Royals lost this match despite a century from Ajinkya Rahane.
In this match, RR batted first and lost the dangerous Sanju Samson early on in the second over as he was run out due to a big mix-up between him and Rahane. However, with Ajinkya Rahane scoring a century, as new skipper Steve Smith (50) offered the necessary support, the duo propelled Rajasthan Royals to a daunting 191 runs with the loss of six wickets. Ajinkya Rahane smashed 105 runs off 63 balls, including 11 fours and three sixes. Rahane's century assisted RR in establishing a competitive benchmark for DC.
In response, DC batted well at first with openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan taking them to 72 by in the 8th over. They lost Shikhar Dhawan and Shreya Iyer in the successive overs. As Rishabh Pant walked to the crease in the 9th over, they were battling at 77/2. Pant hit a stunning 78-run knock off just 36 balls, including six fours and four sixes, and took DC to a thrilling victory with four balls to spare.
Despite the loss, Rahane's century was one of the standout performances of the match, and it remains one of the most memorable innings of the IPL 2019 season.
Matches between these teams have always been well-contested. Only time will tell which of the two teams nudges ahead in terms of wins in their upcoming game. Looking at the current form, RR seem to have an edge over DC.