What a carefully crafted run-chase Delhi Capitals had against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. First, the pacers took charge to restrict Sunrisers to a low score, and then the batters ran havoc to register an 8 wicket victory. On the other hand, it was a close call for Rajasthan Royals, winning by just 2 runs in a nail-biter against Punjab Kings. The Royals will now take on Delhi Capitals in Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals 36th Match IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on 25th September.
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals 36th Match IPL 2021
Team News for Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals returned to first place in the points table after the victory over Sunrisers with 14 points now in 9 matches. They should be looking to continue their three-match unbeaten streak to become the first team to qualify for the playoffs.
The capitals would miss Marcus Stoinis, who limped off after bowling just one over. They should add Tom Curran to the squad to balance the bowling unit. Curran took 10 wickets for Oval Invincibles in ‘The Hundred'. Besides that, he can bat at number 7 in case the plans go haywire.
South African pacers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje moulded the Capitals' victory with 5 wickets for 33 runs combined. The duo, who had a fantastic run in the UAE last season with 54 wickets, will continue to lead the Capitals' bowling attack.
Likely playing 11 of Delhi Capitals
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Tom Curran, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan
Team News for Rajasthan Royals
With back-to-back victories, continuing from the first phase, Rajasthan Royals are finally getting closer to qualifying for the playoffs. They have 8 points in 8 matches and are in 5th position.
Rajasthan Royals should go unchanged against the Capitals. After all, nobody likes to change a winning combination. It didn't look like Evin Lewis and Yashaswi Jaiswal were playing together for the first time. Putting 50 on board in 5 overs made sure that Rajasthan would now open with these two throughout the season.
Rajasthan Royals need to have a look into the role of Riyan Parag in the team. The young prodigy has been given many chances so far, and his poor performance with the bat and lack of bowling can give Shivam Dube a door to come back into the squad. Karthik Tyagi, who just gave a run in the final over against the Kings, will be the bowler to look out for here onwards.
Likely playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Sheikh Zayed Stadium's pitch assists spinners with its sluggish nature. The pitch helps batters too to play freely. This can make Rajasthan include Shreyas Gopal or Tabraiz Shamsi in the playing eleven. The weather will be clear throughout the game.
Betting Predictions for Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals 36th Match IPL 2021
Match Result Prediction for Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals 36th Match IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals should find it easy to win against Rajasthan Royals. They are on an unbeaten streak for the last three games. On top of that, they have won each of these games with at least 7 wickets in hand. They have been dominant with their batting. No team has been able to bowl out Delhi this season, though it was Rajasthan who came close by taking 8 wickets. The last-over miracle saved Rajasthan the other day, but it also exposed their struggling middle-order where no one reached double digits except Mahipal Lomror (47 off 17 balls).
Winner: Delhi Capitals (1.57)
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On five of the last six occasions, the team batting first has had a favourable outcome at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The team winning the toss should bat first. Plus, the sluggish nature of the pitch makes it difficult to play in the second innings.
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Top Batsman for Delhi Capitals
The highest run-getter of this IPL, Shikhar Dhawan, should be the pick for the top batsman from the Delhi camp. The left-hander has scored 422 runs in 9 games at an average of 52.75. After finishing as the top-scorer on the Sri Lanka tour, the experienced left-handed batsman scored 42 in the first game against Sunrisers. His calm but explosive nature of batting will make it difficult for Rajasthan to dismiss him.
Top Batsman For Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan (2.75)
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