Match prediction: RR to win
Toss prediction: RR to win the toss and bat first
Rajasthan Royals will clash with the Delhi Capitals in Match 11 of the Indian Premier League 2023 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. Both teams will be looking to secure a much-needed victory, after a loss in their previous game. This will be the last game for the venue, which acted as RR’s home venue for 2023.
Read our in-depth preview for all teams ahead of the RR vs DC match.
- Date & Time: April 8, 3:30 PM IST
- Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
RR vs DC match preview
Rajasthan Royals have one win and a defeat in the IPL 2023. In their last outing, they conceded 197 against Punjab Kings, with Jason Holder emerging as the top performer with two scalps.
Then, there were inconsistencies in the line-up, but Sanju Samson tried well to give a platform with a 25-ball 42. In the end, Shimron Hetmyer (36) and Dhurv Jurel (32*) were terrific, but they lost by five runs.
Jurel can be part of the XI in this game, with Padikkal acting as a substitute. On the bowling front, Kuldeep Sen can replace KM Asif, who went expensive against PBKS.
RR Possible 11:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal/Dhruv Jurel, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, KM Asif/Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal
Delhi Capitals are yet to open their account in the 2023 edition of the cash-rich league. They have lost two matches, with the latest one coming against Gujarat Titans.
Batting first, Capitals posted 162 on the board, with contributions from Axar Patel (36) and Sarfaraz Khan (30). Thereafter, the bowlers did a fine job, with Anrich Nortje picking two wickets, but Titans chased down the score easily.
DC are likely to make a change in their bowling armoury, with Mukesh Kumar making his way for another speedster. Other than that, there is no change expected from the management.
DC Possible 11:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The last game played at this venue was between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. The contest witnessed both teams scoring 190+ runs each, which depicts the belter of a surface, and a minimum help to the bowlers. The weather is expected to be humid, with a temperature range of 22 -36 degree celsius.
RR vs DC Dream11 prediction
Wicket keepers: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batters: David Warner, Yashavi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Recommended captain: Sanju Samson
Recommended vice-captain: Anrich Nortje
In the keepers category, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson will be the preferred picks for this game. Buttler hit a fifty in the first game, and is expected to make a fighting comeback in this fixture. The RR skipper Samson has been in impressive form, with knocks of 55 and 42 and is the best pick for this game.
David Warner has churned out runs in his last two appearances, and is the key to the Delhi Capitals side. Mitchell Marsh deserves a place in the side due to his batting prowess, and him bowling his full quota of overs. The Caribbean batter Shimron Hetmyer will come in handy in the middle-order for Royals and your fantasy team.
Anrich Nortje fired bullets in the first game, while picking two wickets and should be your first pick from the bowlers. Then, the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav can fill up the remaining spots due to their wicket-taking abilities.
Match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win
It is expected to be a riveting encounter between both teams, who are coming into this game, with a loss in their last outing. The Rajasthan Royals fell short by just five runs, while Capitals could not be proficient enough in both departments. RR looks a better team in terms of form and are likely to comeback to winning ways.
Toss prediction: RR to win the toss and bat first
The Rajasthan-based franchise are predicted to win the toss and post a strong total on the board. In their first outing in IPL 2023, RR managed to post 203 and win the game by a big margin, while losing in the second game chasing down the score. They are likely to trust their bowling unit to defend the score.
Man of the match prediction: Sanju Samson
Sanju has returned with knocks of 55 and 42 in the last two matches and is the team’s top scorer. In particular, the RR skipper looked in terrific touch in the last game with immaculate timing and placement. He is expected to convert his starts into big innings and grab the big prize.
Rajasthan Royals: 1.825
Punjab Kings: 2.025
According to 1xBet, Rajasthan Royals have an edge in the betting odds for this game due to their impressive performance so far in this season. However, DC are not yet far apart, but do not look a confident side as compared to the Royals, who have a win under their belt.