Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win
  • Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and bat first

Here is our DC vs RR prediction for the 56th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 202 between Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals. The two will lock horns in this return fixture at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday, May 7th.

Read on for our detailed DC vs RR predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 7, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Rishabh Pant declared fit for IPL 2024

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals match preview

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals are placed sixth on the IPL 2024 points table with 10 points and a net run-rate of -0.442. They have kept themselves in the hunt for the playoffs, winning five out of 11 games in the season. In the previous game, DC suffered an away defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets. 

DC opted to bat first but had a horrible start, losing wickets at regular intervals. Rishabh Pant made 27 off 20 but none of the batters could make a significant contribution. Kuldeep Yadav was their top scorer with 35* off 26 as they reached 153 somehow. Defending the target, DC bowlers were hammered in the powerplay. Axar Patel then picked 2 for 25 but it wasn't enough. 

DC possible XI: Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Axar Patel, Abhishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Lizaad Williams, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals have been the best side in the competition, occupying the top spot with 16 points and a net run-rate of 0.622. The Sanju Samson-led side has won eight games and lost only two times. They had their second loss of the season in the previous game, where they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by only 1 run. 

Bowling first, RR bowlers were taken apart as Sunrisers posted 201 on the board. Sandeep Sharma was the most economical bowler with 1 for 31 in four overs. They had an awful start to the run chase with Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson getting dismissed in the first over. Yashasvi Jaiswal made 67 off 40 whereas Riyan Parag struck 77 in 49 deliveries. Rovman Powell later smashed 27 off 15 but was trapped in front on the final ball. 

RR possible XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The Arun Jaitley Stadium has been a nightmare for bowlers in the ongoing season. The venue has short boundaries and the pitches have been very flat this year with no assistance for bowlers. Three games have been hosted here this season, with the team batting first hammering 266, 224 and 257. 

The forecast suggests that the weather in Delhi should be clear on Tuesday evening. There are no signs of cloud cover or rain so the match should not be affected. The temperature is expected to hover between 27-32 degree Celsius.

DC vs RR Dream11 prediction

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals
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Our DC vs RR Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant 
  • Batter(s): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Tristan Stubbs
  • All-rounder(s): Riyan Parag, Axar Patel 
  • Bowler(s): Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Sharma 
  • Recommended captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Jake Fraser-McGurk

Here in the DC vs RR match prediction, we will shed some light on why we picked the above XI for this Dream11 contest. Looking at how three games have turned out this season, it is wise to pack the side with batters and all-rounders. 

From the wicket-keepers, we have Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant, all three of whom are must picks. From the specialist batters, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Prithvi Shaw and Jake Fraser-McGurk are openers and should be picked without hesitation. Tristan Stubbs has been superb in the season and can make a difference in a short time. 

Among all-rounders, Riyan Parag is the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan while Axar Patel has been excellent with the ball for Delhi. In the bowling section, we have picked only two players – Kuldeep Yadav and Sandeep Sharma.

As for C and VC, there are several top options in play such as Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jake Fraser-McGurk and Rishabh Pant. We have selected Jaiswal, who has hit a century and half century recently, and Fraser-McGurk, who has been sensational for Delhi. 

Match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win

The head to head record between these two teams is pretty close with Rajasthan Royals claiming 15 games and Delhi Capitals winning 13. Looking at the ongoing season, RR have a much superior side compared to DC. The Royals have a formidable batting unit, with every batter making a contribution at some point in the tournament. They also have a more potent bowling unit. Our match prediction is for Rajasthan Royals to win. 

Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and bat first

The Arun Jaitley Stadium has hosted 28 matches in the IPL since 2018, with the team batting first and second winning 14 each. All three games this season have been won by the team batting first as the chasing sides could not keep up with the scoreboard pressure. Our toss prediction is that Delhi Capitals will win the toss and opt to bat first. 

Man of the match prediction: Yashasvi Jaiswal 

The Rajasthan Royals opener had a poor start to the IPL 2024 but eventually found his form. Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a superb century against Mumbai Indians and scored 67 off 40 in the previous game versus Sunrisers Hyderabad. Jaiswal should enjoy batting at this venue with no big threat for him in the opposition bowling unit. 

Betting Odds

  • Delhi Capitals: 2.10 (PARIMATCH)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 1.74 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Rajasthan Royals as strong favourites heading into this game. RR have 1.74 odds of winning this match whereas DC have a tough task with 2.10 odds. 


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