23rd Match of IPL 2020 Between DC and RR

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals

23rd Match:

IPL 2020’s twenty third encounter between DC and RR is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on October 9th 2020.

DC vs RR History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 20 meetings, till date. Out of them, DC won 9 times. RR won 11 matches.

The teams completed 8 meetings at the home ground of DC. The host won 5 times. Visitors won thrice.

The teams met each other 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 4 times. On the other hand, visitors won twice.

The teams competed against each other at the neutral venue in 6 matches. DC got victory twice and RR won 4 times.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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If the match result will go in favor of DC, then the team will be at the top of the point table with 10 points, else the team will stay as it is now.

If the match result will go in favor of RR, then the team will be at the fifth position, the team has a chance to come on the fourth or even third position, but for that, the team needs to win with a big margin. Else the team will stay at the current position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Sharjah shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 to 18 km/h throughout the match. The speed of winds and the temperature would be decreased as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 7 times, while lost 3 times with one tie. On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once and lost twice. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 8 times and lost 5 times.

The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 4 times.

The lowest successful  defended total was 132 on the venue in 2013. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 140 on the ground, again in 2013.

The first inning lowest total was 90 in 2013, and the highest total was 215 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 56 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 182 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 20.46 and 18.84 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 7 times in 10 matches. The teams won thrice and lost 4 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just thrice, and the team won the match just once and lost twice. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 4 times and lost 6 times.

The first batting team won 5 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won 5 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 150 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 125, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 121 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.76 and 30.18 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened thrice in 4 matches. The teams won once and lost twice. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just once, and the team won the match. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won twice and lost twice, as well.

The first batting team won thrice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won once only.

The lowest successful defended total was 208 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 208, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 174 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 48.61 and 30.00 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue, yet. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at Venue:

DC had three opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won twice and lost once. RR got the same chances to play the matches at the venue, and the record matches, as well.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Delhi Capitals:

The team would prefer to go with the same eleven.

Delhi Capitals Eleven: P. Shaw, S. Dhawan, S. Iyer, R. Pant, S. Hetmyer, M. Stoinis, A. Patel, R. Ashwin, H. Patel, K. Rabada, A. Nortje

Rajasthan Royals:

The team would go with some minor changes and may include D. Miller in place of T. Curran and / or V. Aaron or A. Singh in place of A. Rajpoot.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: Y. Jaiswal, J. Buttler, S. Samson, S. Smith, M. Lomror, R. Tewatia, D. Miller / T. Curran, S. Gopal, J. Archer, K. Tyagi, V. Aaron / A. Singh / A. Rajpoot