Match 36 RR vs DC Match Preview: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Playing 11 Statistics

RR vs DC Dream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: Rajasthan Royals take on Delhi Capitals in the 36th Match of the Vivo IPL 2021 in a battle of Indian wicket-Keeper Captains.



It is the first Double Dhamaka day in UAE, and the first match of the day will be played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. DC along with CSK has been splendid this season and RR too looked solid in the previous game. This match has all the ingredients of being a thrilling contest.


Match Overview:

In the first leg match between these two RR won the match by 3 wickets but if we look at their last 5 outings Delhi has won 4 out of the last 5 matches. Overall, out of the total of 23 matches, RR has won 12 and DC has won 11. On paper and overall form DC is the favourite for today’s match but RR can surely spring a surprise..

Rajasthan Royals (RR):

Rajasthan Royals seems to have found an exciting opening pair of batsmen, E Lewis and Y Jaiswal. The openers gave a great start to their team in the previous game and RR camp would bank on them for another excellent opening stand. The good thing for RR is that they won the previous match without their best two players performing as expected; S Samson & C Morris. S Samson is their top run-scorer this season and C Morris is their top wicket-taker. Going forward things only look exciting for RR this season.

Delhi Capitals (DC):

DC is going from strength to strength. Everything is working well for them, their bowlers bowled fantastically in the previous match and the batsman chased the target comfortably as well. Their former captain S Iyer is back in the team and he looked in decent form against SRH. The fantastic fact of DC batsmen is that 5 out of the top 6 batsmen are scoring at a strike rate of more than 130 this season, namely, Dhawan, Shaw, Pant, Hetmyer & Stoinis. If we take an average of runs scored by all these batsmen, they have scored 1144 runs off 786 balls at a strike rate of 145.54. One might think that they are winning because of their splendid batsmanship but no their bowlers are also complementing their batsmen well, A Khan is the 2nd highest wicket-taker this year with 14 wickets and K Rabada is 10th on the list. A Patel has bowled with an economy of 6.65 this year. A Nortje who played his first match for DC this year was the man of the match of the previous game with figures of 12.2 (4 Ov).


Pitch Conditions and Toss:

The pitch in Sheikh Zayed Stadium is two-paced and the record suggests that the sides batting second have won more here, especially in IPL.

Probable Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals: E Lewis, Y Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C) (wk), Liam Livingston, M Lamror, Riyan Parag/S Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, K Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman.


Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, S Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C) (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, A Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, A Patel, K Rabada and Avesh Khan.


Match Details

Match No 36 Indian Premier League 2021

Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals

Date & Time: 25th September 2021, Thursday – 3:30 PM IST

Live telecast: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar


Pivotal Player

Rajasthan Royals: E Lewis, Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant


Clean Hitters

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, E Lewis and M Lamror

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer


Death Over Bowlers

Rajasthan Royals: Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, K Tyagi & M Rahman

Delhi Capitals: A Khan, A Nortje and Marcus Stoinis


RR vs DC Dream11 Wicketkeepers

S Samson would be the first choice keeper mainly because he plays at number 3 and Pant plays down the order. Overall, both keepers are dangerous and one can keep both of them in their respective teams.

RR vs DC Dream11 Batsman

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are the first-choice batsmen for the form they have been. E Lewis and Livingstone should be considered next because both are explosive players. Y Jaiswal, S Iyer could be the other two options, Y Jaiswal because he comes in cheaper and S Iyer because of his consistency.

RR vs DC Dream11 All-Rounders

Chris Morris would be the first choice all-rounder followed by M Stoinis and A Patel.


RR vs DC Dream11 Bowlers

A Khan goes in first by default as he is the second-highest wicket-taker this year, followed by K Rabada, M Rahman, Tyagi and C Sakariya with sequential priority based on the points left for bowlers. I would add a dark horse in here i.e. A Ashwin because Y Jaiswal, E Lewis and M Lamror are left-handed batsmen which make him lethal.


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