IPL 2024: DC vs RR Match Preview, Pitch, Head-to-Head record

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DC vs RR: The Indian Premier League 2024 is reaching its business end with teams fighting for a place in playoffs. With only 15 games left in the league stage, 9 teams are still in contention with a realistic chance to make it to the qualifiers.

The 56th match is set to witness a thrilling encounter between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. DC, led by Rishabh Pant, is coming off a disappointing loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets. On the other hand, RR, led by Sanju Samson, is fresh from a narrow defeat by one run against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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DC vs RR: Match Preview

DC’s openers have been in fine form, averaging 57.33 with a strike rate of 292 in Delhi. The middle order, featuring Tristan Stubbs, Rishabh Pant, and Axar Patel, has also sustained the team’s momentum. Despite these strong performances, DC faces a challenging path ahead, needing to win their last three league matches.

RR, however, has been the standout team of IPL 2024. Their pacers’ economy of 8.22 and an average of 23.57 are the best among all teams. They excel in the opening overs, taking an average of three wickets in the first six. Additionally, RR’s top order is in fine form, complemented by experienced spinners. RR’s weakness lies in their inconsistent lower-middle order.

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DC vs RR: Pitch Report

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The Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi has emerged as a high-scoring venue in IPL 2024, with an average first-innings score of 249 and an overall run rate of 11.38. This favours batsmen and poses a challenge for bowlers. The pitch is known for its dry and hard surface, offering minimal assistance to the pacers early on. Batsmen can relish playing strokes freely, with the short boundaries on both sides of the wicket further aiding their cause. The dew factor in the later stages of the match might slightly tilt the advantage towards the team batting second.

DC vs RR: Head-to-Head Record

In the 28 DC vs RR head-to-head meetings in IPL, Rajasthan Royals has a slight edge of 15-13 over Delhi Capitals. In the last 4 meetings, it’s all square at 2-2 between DC and RR. In the reverse fixture, RR rode on Riyan Parag’s 84 to post a total of 185 before Nandre Burger and Yuzvendra Chahal stopped Tristan Stubbs’ late effort of 44* off 23 balls to restrict DC to 173/5 in 20 overs.

The match promises to be a thrilling encounter with both teams having their unique strengths and weaknesses. While RR would be looking to solidify their position in the top four, DC would be aiming to keep their playoff hopes alive. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in this crucial encounter

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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