Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. It can turn out to be a high-scoring affair given the history of the teams that have played on this ground earlier. Incidentally, both the franchises have played a match each in Sharjah in IPL 2020 and the experience will come in handy for the side.
Rajasthan Royals are currently on the seventh spot in the IPL 2020 points table with two wins from five matches while Delhi Capitals have made an inch-perfect start to their campaign losing just game from their matches.
Rajasthan Royals have been largely dependent on their top three – Smith, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. However, the major concern for the side has been all three have not been able to fire consistently for the side. Buttler played an important cameo in the previous match but continued to ran out of partners. However, in Sharjah, Rahul Tewatia will again look to make his presence felt and youngsters can come in handy for the side.
Delhi Capitals will have an upper hand going into the match not just due to their fine performances in the previous games but also due to the power-hitting youngsters in their ranks. However, the weather, will also be an important aspect to look at before heading towards the match.
IPL 2020 Match 23: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 31 to 33 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.