RR vs DC: Likely XIs, head to head, predictions and match updates

Today’s IPL 2019 match is between hosts Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Match 40 pits seventh-placed Rajasthan versus Delhi who are at third on the IPL 2019 points table. This is the first game between the teams this season.

Who will emerge winners today? On form and with a stronger bowling attack, Delhi are the team with the upper hand.

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RR vs DC HEAD TO HEAD RECORD:

Played: 18

RR won: 11 (61 win %)

DC won: 7 (39 win %)

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LIKELY TEAMS FOR TODAY’S IPL MATCH:

With Jos Buttler away for the birth of his child, Rajasthan will likely keep the same team. The only possible change is that Ajinkya Rahane gets dropped and Rahul Tripathi returns.

Rajasthan Royals likely XI: 1 Sanju Samson, 2 Rahul Tripathi/Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Steve Smith (capt), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Riyan Parag, 6 Ashton Turner/Liam Livingstone, 7 Stuart Binny, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Dhawal Kulkarni

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Delhi Capitals’ lower middle order remains a problem area but the team may stick with the combination which beat Kings XI Punjab.

Delhi Capitals likely XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Colin Ingram, 6 Sherfane Rutherford, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Amit Mishra, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Sandeep Lamichhane

RR vs CSK PREDICTION: 

Given that Delhi Capitals are at third place on the points table, and their better spin and pace attack, they are the outright favourites.