IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

With a head-to-head count of 11-9, Rajasthan Royals will look to further increase their lead against Delhi Capitals in Indian Premier League.

RR vs DC Preview

Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals will take on Delhi Capitals in match 23 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The encounter will turn out to be a high-scoring affair as the small ground of Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah will host it. The two teams will lock horns on October 9 (Friday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

RR Players

Rajasthan Royals currently hold the second last spot in the Points Table. After victories in their first two encounters, the Royals lost their next three consecutive games. Interestingly, their only wins came at Sharjah only, and they will hope for that luck factor in this game too. 

The form of Jos Buttler in their previous game against Mumbai Indians will give them some confidence ahead of this clash. Ben Stokes has also arrived in the UAE and will be available for the next game as he is currently under quarantine. With a few possible changes, David Miller and Jaydev Unadkat may take the place of Tom Curran and Ankit Rajpoot.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals

Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals have played like a champion side so far in this tournament. With fours wins in five encounters, DC holds second place in the Points Table. The majority of their players have contributed, and they look like one of the most balanced sides of IPL 2020.

Although they lost Amit Mishra for the remaining season due to a finger injury, there is nothing to worry as they already have quality spinners like Ashwin and Axar Patel. So, the Delhi-based franchise is most likely to play with the same playing XI in this match.

Match Details

Date: October 9, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 


Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

Steve Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron.

Delhi Capitals Full Squad

Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande

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Ideal Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Jos Buttler (WK)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Sanju Samson
  • Mahipal Lomror
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • David Miller/Tom Curran
  • Jofra Archer
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Kartik Tyagi
  • Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat

Delhi Capitals Playing XI

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Shreyas Iyer (C)
  • Rishabh Pant (WK)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Ravi Ashwin
  • Harshal Patel
  • Axar Patel
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje


Total matches played: 20

RR won: 11

DC won: 9

No Result: 0

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI


  • Jos Buttler (c)
  • Sanju Samson


  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Shimron hetmyer
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Steve Smith


  • Marcus Stoinis (vc)
  • Rahul Tewatia


  • Jofra Archer
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje

Key Players

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada 

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