Match Preview

Delhi Capitals will be up against Rajasthan Royals in the Match 36 of IPL 2021 on 25 September at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both teams got off to a winning start in the second phase of the IPL 2021, which is being contested in the United Arab Emirates. While the Rajasthan Royals edged the Punjab Kings by two runs in a nail-biting match, the Delhi Capitals dominated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets. The Rishabh Pant-led Delhi team leads the points table with 14 points from nine games, and a win over Rajasthan Royals will guarantee them a place in the play-offs.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is balanced more towards the batting side and slightly better for pacers.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 34 – 35° C


Total matches                                47

Matches won batting first             22

Matches won bowling first            25

Average 1st Inns scores               140

Average 2nd Inns scores              129

Highest total recorded                   225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded                    87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN

Highest score chased                    166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG

Lowest score defended                  129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) Rishabh Pant – The left-handed batsman’s skill set and the expertise required by the IPL are completely in tune.  He’s a powerful hitter who can knock a wide range of blows and cross the boundary ropes with ease. He made 35 runs in the last match against SRH and even took a wicket.

Matches – 125

Runs – 3368

Average – 33.01

2) Sanju Samson – The right-handed batsman, given his innate potential, his game has truly progressed in the way it should have. He has led his team through thick and thin, he is a player with a lot of potential. He took 2 wickets in the last match against PBKS.

Matches – 182

Runs – 4347

Average – 27.16

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Evin Lewis – The left-handed batsman has a reputation for hitting big sixes in this format and with his power-striking, he is expected to give good fantasy points in the upcoming match. He made 36 runs in his last IPL match.

Matches – 184

Runs – 5298

Average – 31.72

2) Shikhar Dhawan – Dhawan, a naturally attacking left-handed opener, has been a cornerstone of the Delhi line-up for a long time and forms an invincible top-order. He is strong on the off-side with his cuts and drives, thanks to his side-on stance and minimum trigger movement. He made 42 runs in the last match.

Matches – 296

Runs – 8610

Average – 32.73                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3) Prithvi Shaw – With a low grip and a very bottom-handed approach to go along with a flamboyant bat-swing, Shaw possesses a god-given prowess at timing the cricket ball. His superb stroke play, deft footwork, and unwavering consistency cemented his spot on the team.

Matches – 61

Runs – 1519

Average – 24.90

4) Yashasvi Jaiswal – The youngster’s selection for the Royals in the IPL was a big lift, and if his potential is honed, he’ll make the most of it. Many people are inspired by Jaiswal’s cricketer journey. He made 49 runs in the last match.

Matches – 12

Runs – 258

Average – 21.50

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Mustafizur Rahman – With his bowling it is difficult to deal with the slow left arm cutters towards the death on a few slow surfaces. And the across-going angle that he provides for right-handers is something that the teams need to keep an eye on.

Matches – 154

Wickets – 205

Economy – 7 18

2) Kagiso Rabada – The youthful tearaway pacers including Rabada, are usually the ones who make the news for their ferocious speed and terrifying bounce. He is the closest thing to an ‘ideal mix.’ Rabada has the ability to swing the ball conventionally, but he prefers to use scrambled seam deliveries to make it seem off the wicket. He took 3 wickets in his last IPL match.

Matches – 123

Wickets – 168

Economy – 7.90

3) Chris Morris Morris is a naturally gifted athlete who can turn a game of cricket on its head with both bat and ball. With the ability to turn up the volume on the speed gun while maintaining strong bounce, as well as some well-documented hitting prowess.

Matches – 231

Wickets – 289

Economy – 7.76

4) Anrich Nortje – Anrich is a pacer who can be described as a tearaway at the IPL. He is tall, pacy, and always in the sticks, not to mention at a pace that can be unsettling. With his love for bowling yorkers, he is the ideal white ball cricketer. He took 2 wickets in his last IPL match.

Matches – 53

Wickets – 64

Economy – 7.46

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Ravichandran Ashwin – Ashwin burst onto the scene with his street-smart exploits in the shorter form of the game in the IPL, opening the bowling at death, and coming on when wickets were required. He is a valuable player from his squad and an important pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 253

Runs – 758

Average – 13.29

Wickets – 249

Economy – 6.94

2) Liam Livingstone – Apart from batting, Livingstone can also contribute with leg-breaks and is an excellent defender. In short, he’s the whole deal for RR and one of their brightest prospects in this tournament.

Matches – 147

Runs – 2343

Average – 24.15

Wickets – 4

Economy – 8.80

3) Axar Patel – He has caused problems for numerous batters with his accurate bowling, squeezing batsmen for space and buying wickets, which is the order of the day in T20 cricket. He is tailor-made for limited-overs formats, with the ability to score quick runs with the bat and the ability to strangle the runs. He is likely to be an asset to his team in the years to come.

Matches – 157

Runs – 1702

Average – 21.82

Wickets – 135

Economy – 6.83

Predicted Playing 11

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman.


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Rajasthan Royals – 49%