Rajasthan Royals (RR) are set to take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 11th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Saturday, April 8, in the afternoon. RR, despite losing their last game to Punjab Kings (PBKS) by five runs, currently sit at the fourth position in the points table with a win in their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). On the other hand, DC has lost both of their matches in the league and is yet to register a win, including a defeat against Gujarat Titans (GT) in their last match.
RR’s batting has been their main strength in the tournament so far, while DC has struggled to impress in all departments of the game. However, RR will be missing the services of Jos Buttler, who is unlikely to play the match against DC due to a finger injury.
The pitch at Barsapara Cricket Stadium is expected to be batting-friendly, and another high-scoring match is anticipated. The venue may also provide assistance to the spinners.
Probable XIs for the match are as follows:
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Obed McCoy, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
In terms of head-to-head record, both teams have won 13 matches each out of the 26 matches played between them, with no result in any of the matches.
Case 1: If RR wins the toss and opts to bowl first, the powerplay score for DC is expected to be between 45-55, and the total score for DC may range from 165-175.
Case 2: If DC wins the toss and chooses to bowl first, the powerplay score for RR is expected to be between 50-60, and the total score for RR may range from 185-190.
Conclusion: With RR’s strong batting lineup and DC’s struggles in the tournament so far, RR may have an advantage going into the match. However, in the game of cricket, anything can happen, and both teams will be eager to put up a strong performance and secure a win. Fans can expect an exciting contest between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2023 match at Barsapara Cricket Stadium.