The Delhi Capitals will lock horns against the Rajasthan Royals in match 23 of IPL 2020 on 9 October (Friday).
The match will commence from 7:30 IST and 6:30 local time. The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on digital streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.
Rajasthan Royals after losing 3 matches on the bounce will be returning to their happy hunting ground at Sharjah. Delhi Capitals on the other hand are in red form and will look to maintain their winning momentum.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 20
RR Won: 11
DC Won: 9
The conditions will once again be quite challenging for the players as it will be hot and humid.
The pitch at Sharjah is once again expected to be full of runs and batsmen will again enjoy batting at the small Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Average First Innings Score
190-200 in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
Ben Stokes is still completing his quarantine in UAE and will be not available for the match against Delhi Capitals.
After sustaining a finger injury Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals will not take any further part in IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (c), Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals – Top Fantasy Picks
Marcus Stoinis: The Aussie all-rounder has been outstanding in the competition so far. He was breathtaking against RCB in the last match and is a must in your fantasy team.
Shreyas Iyer: The Delhi Capitals skipper in the last match be played at Sharjah scored a match-winning 80 odd in no time. He will once again be vital for his side when he bats against the Royals.
Kagiso Rabada: The onus will be on the star Delhi Capitals speedster. The fast bowler has been outstanding in the season so far and has been a significant reason for his side dominating in IPL 2020 so far.
Jos Buttler: The Englishmen was the lone warrior in the last match for his side as he scored gritty 70 runs. Now with Buttler back in top form, he is also a sure shot pick in your fantasy XI.
Sanju Samson: Since the match is in Sharjah, you just can’t ignore Sanju Samson. He is the first two matches scored back to back fifties and will be looking to make it 3 in the crucial encounter for his side.
Rahul Tewatia: The star of Rajasthan Royals this season Rahul Tewatia will once again looking to replicate his heroics at the iconic Sharjah cricket stadium.
Jofra Archer: Royals need Jofra Archer in top form if they want to win against the Delhi Capitals. Archer will be their main weapon against batting line-up of DC who sometimes struggle against genuine pace.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Fantasy 11 team
Wicket-Keeper –Rishabh Pant, Buttler
Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw.
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Anrich Nortje
Spinners: Ashwin, Tewatia