DC vs RR Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 56

Updated - 07 May 2024, 06:05 PM

Rishabh Pant-Sanju Samson
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The DC vs RR IPL 2024 reverse fixture will be played out in Delhi on Tuesday. DC face a must-win situation heading into this game against RR who beat them in the previous fixture in Jaipur. 

Date and Venue

The DC vs RR IPL 2024 match will be played in Jaipur on May 7, Tuesday from 7.30 pm IST. This is also the penultimate game at the Arun Jaitley stadium. 

DC vs RR Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 56

Delhi Capitals 

Delhi Capitals lost to KKR in their previous match at the Eden Gardens. It was a tactical error from Rishabh Pant that cost them the game. DC chose to bat after winning the toss in Kolkata and could only muster 153 with the bat. 

Heading into this game, they face a must-win situation in the remaining games. They are likely to be still without the likes of David Warner and Ishant Sharma who are yet to recover from their respective injury concerns.

The spiners are their real strength heading into this game and their batters will need to own up a lot of responsibility. Without Warner, the openers have not scored too many runs and they need runs from their openers. 

DC Squad 

Rishabh Pant (c), Pravin Dubey, David Warner, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Ishant Sharma, Yash Dhull, Mukesh Kumar, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Dar, Jhye Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Shai Hope, Swastik Chhikara.

Rajasthan Royals 

The Royals have been the best team of this season so far in the league stage. They have won 8 out of the 10 games played so far. They lost a close game against SRH in their previous game. However, a win against C will almost guarantee them a spot in the playoffs.

RR have played as a cohesive unit with the batters scoring runs and the bowlers taking wickets. The rise of Riyan Paran has been the story so far for them this season.

Against DC whom they have already beaten in the tournament, they will want to keep the momentum going. The Royals have lost just one game on the road which was the last game to SRH.

RR Squad 

Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj. 

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DC vs RR Key Battles

Rishabh Pant vs Yuzvendra Chahal / Ravichandran Ashwin 

With no Warner in the lineup, Pant is the most important batter for Delhi Capitals. He will need to size up the likes of Chahal and Ashwin and win the battle against him. 

Tristan Stubbs vs Sandeep Sharma 

Stubbs has been DC's designated finisher this season. He will have the job of finishing the innings and he will be up against Sandeep Sharma a battle that he needs to win. 

Sanju Samson vs Kuldeep yadav 

Samson likes to take on the spinners early on in his innings. This is what makes his match-up against Kuldeep Yadav exciting. He has dismissed him once in the IPL giving away 39 runs off 32 balls. 

Jos Buttler vs Anrich Nortje 

The best time to dismiss Buttler is early on in his innings when he does not move his feet enough. For DC, Nortje will have to take this match up and dismiss the senior batter. 

DC vs RR Key Players

For DC, David Warner might not play the game with his thumb injury thus, Pant and Stubbs will be key with the bat. With the ball, Kuldeep, Axar and Anrich Nortje will be key.

For RR, the usual suspects, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Jos Buttler will be key along with Riyan Parag who has stamped his class this season. The bowling core of Boult, Chahal, Ashwin, and Sandeep Sharma will be key for RR. 

DC vs RR Weather and Pitch Report

Talking about the weather conditions, the temperatures will be around 30 degrees in the evening for this match and there is no chance of rain. There will be less impact of dew as well.

The venue so far has been a high-scoring venue in Delhi. It's a six-hitting ground with SRH having already posted 266, and DC themselves posted 256 against MI. Given the conditions, if they stay the same, we can expect a high-scoring contest.

Conclusion

DC have to win all their remaining games and the mission for the playoffs starts with this game against RR. The Rajasthan Royals need one more win to almost secure their spot in the playoffs. 

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