Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. Image Source: Twitter

DC vs RR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals? IPL 2021 Match 36. The 36th match of IPL 2021 sees Rajasthan Royals (RR) take on Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday. This will be the second time when both these two sides take on each other in this season. Rajasthan Royals won the game by 3 wickets in their last encounter on 15th April 2021 at Wankhede Cricket Stadium.

A lot has happened since in terms of the results of both sides. Delhi Capitals have climbed to the top of the table with 7 wins in 9 matches. RR, on the other hand, have managed to win 4 games out of 8 and thus find themselves at fifth position on the points table.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals are coming into this game on the back of an impressive 8-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada played their first game together this season. Both combined to pick 5 wickets, while Axar Patel picked two crucial wickets as well. Because of regular strikes, Sunrisers Hyderabad couldn’t build partnerships and post a competitive score on the board. Kane Williamson and Co. were restricted to 134 runs at the end of the first innings.

Delhi Capitals chased down the total quite comfortably. Runs came from the bat of all of their top-four batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan played a matured 42-run knock off 37 balls and set the tone for the run-chase. Shreyas Iyer (47 off 41) and Rishabh Pant (35 off 21) remained unbeaten till the end and guided the team home.

Facing them are RR, who registered an astonishing 2-run win over Punjab Kings in their last game. Rajasthan Royals’ batting has looked far more settled with the addition of Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone in the squad.

Lewis opened the innings in the last game and scored a handy 36 runs off 21 balls. Yashasvi Jaiswal too played a great knock of 49 runs off 36 balls. Liam Livingstone continued his fine run with the bat, scoring 25 off 17 balls. Mahipal Lomror’s 43 off 17 balls should encourage a lot of optimism in the squad.

Sanju Samson, Kartik Tyagi, Rajasthan Royals (RR), IPL 2021
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo: BCCI)

The bowlers, however, presented disappointing numbers. The fielders too disappointed by dropping a number of catches. Punjab have maintained the required-run rate throughout the innings. However, the last two overs saw the game turn in Rajasthan’s favour. Mustafizur Rahman and Kartik Tyagi defended only 7 runs in the final two overs to help the team win the game in the end.

DC vs RR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals? IPL 2021 Match 36

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches DC  Won RR Won Tied
Overall 23 11 12
At Sheikh Zayed Stadium 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1
IPL 2021 1 0 1

Recent venue records (Records at Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 47
Matches won batting first 22
Matches won bowling first 25
Average 1st Inns scores 140
Average 2nd Inns scores 129
Highest total recorded 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN
Highest score chased 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG
Lowest score defended 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for Match 36 of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Match 36 of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
DC 140-150 140-150
RR 150-160 140-150

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Delhi Capitals: WLWWW

Rajasthan Royals: LWLWW

(Players’ form)

Delhi Capitals 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Shikhar Dhawan 9 422 52.75
Prithvi Shaw 9 319 35.44
Rishabh Pant 9 248 41.33
Steven Smith 6 104 26
Shimron Hetmyer 7 84 84
Shreyas Iyer 1 47 47

Who will score the most runs for Delhi Capitals in the match: Shikhar Dhawan or Shreyas Iyer 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Avesh Khan 9 14 18.43
Kagiso Rabada 8 11 24.09
Anrich Nortje 1 2 6.00
Axar Patel 5 8 16.62
Ravichandran Ashwin 6 1 169.00
Lalit Yadav 5 3 22.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Delhi Capitals in the match: Kagiso Rabada or Anrich Nortje 

Rajasthan Royals: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Sanju Samson 8 281 40.14
Yashasvi Jaiswal 4 115 28.75
David Miller 6 102 34
Liam Livingstone 1 25 25
Evin Lewis 1 36 36
Mahipal Lomror 1 43 43

Who will score the most runs for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Sanju Samson, Evin Lewis 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Chris Morris 8 14 19.36
Muztafizur Rahman 8 8 31.75
Chetan Sakariya 8 8 31.62
Kartik Tyagi 2 3 20.33
Rahul Tewatia 8 3 72.67
Riyan Parag 8 1 69.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match: Chris Morris, Muztafizur Rahman