Delhi Capitals bank on bowling firepower
- All eyes on Jos Buttler as Delhi aim to leash RR opener
- Kuldeep Yadav on a high with 13 wickets
Delhi Capitals thumped Punjab Kings by nine wickets to shoot up on the net run rate scale. They have three wins now in six games and their bowling attack has been impressive, but it will still take a bit of doing to overcome Rajasthan Royals, the odds of which stand at 1.98.
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Rajasthan Royals have been impressive with both bat and ball, led by the superlative performances of Jos Buttler with the bat and Yuzvendra Chahal with the ball. The opener has two hundreds in the season already while Chahal is the leading wicket-taker. Rajasthan are our pick for this fixture: they have odds of 1.80 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Overall record in balance, but DC high on recent record
Overall, the teams have an even record in the IPL with both Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals winning 12 matches apiece in head to head games. But dig in further and you’ll see that the record is actually lopsided in recent years with Delhi Capitals winning five of the last six matches across three seasons.
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Rajasthan Royals have a well-rounded unit and are in form, so they are our favourites to win this one.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
While recent record is in favour of Delhi Capitals, the squads are revamped this year and Rajasthan Royals have shown better all-round quality in the matches so far in 2022. Rajasthan also have the better batting unit to counter the conditions in Wankhede, even if they lose the toss.
Keep an eye on…
Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler has smashed 375 runs in the season already and has been in sensational form. The RR opener has been carrying the batting line-up with the help of Sanju Samson to an extent the onus will once again be on him to do well for RR.
Kuldeep Yadav: The Delhi Capitals have won three matches this season and in each of them, Kuldeep Yadav has been the Player of the Match. The DC spinner has been sensational this season and is the second-highest wicket-taker in the season.
TIP: Rajasthan Royals are carrying around a run-scoring machine and have odds of 1.77 to be the team with the top batter.