Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals had contrasting results in their opening game of the Indian Premier League. While the Royals lost a hard-fought battle against Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals picked up a comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings. Both teams will clash on the batting paradise of Wankhede and the quality of players they have in their team, we can be in for a high scoring encounter.
Let’s look at some of the numbers between these two teams ahead of their clash
Head to Head - Both teams are neck and neck against each other when it comes to the head to head stats. In the 22 games, both Delhi and Rajasthan have won 11 games each.
5 - Delhi Capitals have won their last five encounters against Rajasthan Royals. The last time Rajasthan defeated Delhi Capitals was in IPL 2018 in Jaipur.
102 - Prithvi Shaw has scored 898 in 39 innings of the IPL and need another 102 runs to reach the 1000 run mark. The opener was in blistering form in the team’s opening game against CSK and can be expected to put on another stellar show.
11 - Shikhar Dhawan needs 11 more runs to leapfrog Rohit Sharma and become the third highest run-getter in the history of the IPL. The southpaw has aggregated 5282 runs in the IPL and if he scores another 11 runs, he will surpass Rohit Sharma’s tally of 5292 runs. Virat Kohli is settled at the helm of the table with 5911 runs in 194 games.
67 - Ajinkya Rahane has aggregated 3933 runs in 140 innings of the IPL. He needs another 67 runs to complete 4000 runs in the tournament. However, it’s unlikely that Rahane will feature in the playing XI of DC against RR
Shreyas Gopal is the most successful bowler for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals with 6 scalps. Rishabh Pant, on the other hand, is the most successful Delhi batsman with 225 runs. Their battle will be one of the highlights of the game. As of now, Shreyas Gopal has failed to dismiss Pant and has conceded 38 runs in 26 balls.