Match Details for RR vs DC GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020
Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date: October 9, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Preview – RR vs DC GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Rajasthan Royals have found the going tough after winning their first two games. RR, the inaugural IPL champions, are languishing in the bottom half of the table with three consecutive losses. The Royals have a two-day break before their next match against Delhi Capitals at their seemingly favorite ground—Sharjah.
The Capitals, meanwhile, completed a comfortable 59-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game. After posting 196 with the help of Marcus Stoinis’s unbeaten 53 off 26 and opener Prithvi Shaw’s 42, DC’s well-oiled bowling attack restricted RCB to 137/9. Kagiso Rabada took a four-fer—the first of IPL 2020. Overall, DC have four wins to their name.
Injury and Availability News
DC spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a finger injury. Mishra featured in three matches this season, picking up three wickets. It remains to be seen if DC will opt for a replacement player.
For RR, allrounder Ben Stokes won’t be available as he is currently quarantining after arriving in Dubai on Sunday (October 4).
Probable Playing XIs
RR – Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
DC – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel/Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Top Captaincy Picks for RR vs DC GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
After failing to convert starts against Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Englishman smashed a 44-ball 70 against Mumbai Indians, but finished up on the losing side. Come Friday, he’ll be aiming to produce a match-winning performance.
After scores of 69 and 50 in Sharjah, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, his scores read: 3, 5, 6. Three games in a row, Smith has been out trying to slog.
He’ll be itching to get a big one against DC and help RR bounce back in the tournament.
With two fifties and three wickets in five matches, Stoinis has been one of the most valuable players this year for DC.
If he continues to play well, DC will be much tougher to beat through the rest of the tournament.
The South African has been both economical and has picked up wickets. He has bowled most of his overs at the death in this IPL.
So far, Rabada has bagged 12 scalps in five games at an economy rate of 7.50.
Budget Picks for RR vs DC GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
The legspinner hasn’t been at his best this year, but a fine spell against MI—Gopal finished with 2/28 off his four overs—will boost his confidence.
He has picked up just four wickets in as many games, but has been economical (4.57).
He made his debut for RR against MI and made an instant impact by dismissing Quinton de Kock in his first over in the IPL. The 19-year-old Tyagi caught attention with his teammate Stokes observing, “Tyagi has a run up like Brett Lee and delivers like Ishant Sharma.”
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