RR vs DC Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 9

Updated - 28 Mar 2024, 07:26 PM

RR vs DC Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 9
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The RR vs DC IPL 2024 match will be played in Jaipur on March 28. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST. This is the second home game for the Rajasthan Royals and the second away game on the trot for Delhi Capitals. 

The Royals defeated LSG by 20 runs in their first game while the Capitals failed to defend 175 against Punjab Kings. In 27 matches against each other Rajasthan Royals have won 14 games and Delhi Capitals 13. The Capitals are among the three original teams not to have won the IPL yet.

Team Analysis

Rajasthan Royals 

The Royals had a blazing start in the first match as they posted 193 with the bat and successfully defended the target. Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten 82 while Riyan Parag scored a timely 49 off 29 balls. Everything fell into place perfectly for the Royals as they won their first game. 

Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal took a wicket each as Trent Boult continued his trend of taking wickets inside the powerplay. They have got their core well retained which has served them well. 

Delhi Capitals 

Capitals will be bolstered by the return of Anrich Nortje who has joined the team and will be available for selection against Rajasthan Royals. He is coming back after a long injury lay-off which forced him to miss the last World Cup as well. He took 10 wickets off 10 matches last year. Rishabh Pant will be playing his 100th game for the Capitals against the Royals. 

They have a relatively inexperienced Indian pace bowling unit but Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel form an experienced spin core who need to deliver against the Royals. 

Key Factors 

Pitch Conditions 

The Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur is a high-scoring venue as was evident from the last game. The Royals scored 193 batting first. They are amongst the teams teams who like to bat first post big totals and back their bowlers to defend. The presence of specialist bowlers makes the job easier. However the stats back the chasing team to win more games. 34 out of the 53 matches played at the venue have been won by the team chasing. 

Form and Fitness 

As said earlier, Anrich Nortje has been deemed fit from a back injury that kept him out of the game since September 2023. Prasidh Krishna was ruled out after he recently had surgery. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma hobbled after bowling just two overs and did not come back to complete his spell. It will be interesting to see whether he lays against the Royals.

Form-wide the batters of the Royals are looking in good touch heading into the contest. Rishabh Pant scored just 18 on his return game and needs to play a big knock for his 100th game for the Capitals. 

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Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Rajasthan Royals 200-220 160-180
Delhi Capitals 180-200 160-180

Tactical Acumen

Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to bat first in the previous game paying dividends. Rishabh Pant on his captaincy return lost out of ideas when his team was losing wickets. He also had issues making the right bowling changes against the Punjab Kings. However, he is expected to come back strongly. 

Recent Venue Records (Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur)

IPL Matches Played – 53

Matches Won Batting First- 19 

Matches Won Batting Second- 34 

Matches Won Winning Toss- 28 

Matches Won Losing Toss- 25

Matches with No Result- 0 

Average 1st Inns scores- 164

Average 2nd Inns scores- 166

Who Will Score Most Runs For RR: Sanju Samson/ Yashasvi Jaiswal

Who Will Take Most Wickets For RR: Trent Boult / Ravichandran Ashwin

Who Will Score Most Runs For DC: David Warner / Rishabh Pant

Who Will Take Most Wickets For DC: Anrich Nortje / Kuldeep Yadav 

RR vs DC Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 9

The Royals have won four out of the six home games against Delhi Capitals and will back themselves to win the fifth. As a team, they are placed in a much better headspace as compared to the Capitals who looked to repeat the same mistakes as they lost their season opener.


The two teams have played 27 matches with the Royals winning 14 games and the Capitals 13. This is a crucial game for the Capitals which they need to win to gain some momentum early on in the season.

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