The Delhi Capitals changed their name in 2019. They were previously known as the Delhi Daredevils. The franchise is making moves to improve, and that is going to make DC vs RR meetings in the future far more interesting. The Capitals are yet even to contest the IPL final, while the Rajasthan Royals do have a win to their name, although that was over a decade ago.
The Delhi Capitals call the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi their home, and this is where they want to bring success in the future. The team working off the field has put things in place, and it is now up to those who play on the field to take this franchise forward and get that elusive first win.
The Rajasthan Royals are one of the original eight IPL franchises and tasted success in the early days. However, it has been tough going for them since that, and they haven’t won a title in over a decade. After suspension in 2016 and 2017, the Royals came back in 2018 but have yet to bring success back to their home, which is the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Rajasthan Royals, also known as RR, is one of the original eight teams of IPL when it was inaugurated back in 2008. Rajasthan Royals were the first team to lift the IPL trophy, winning its opening season against the strong contenders Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by three wickets. However, since 2008, the Jaipur based cricket franchise is yet to win another final even after a decade. The RR team has reached the playoffs only three times until 2019. However, it should be considered that the team did not play in the IPL for two years – 2016 and 2017 because they were suspended under charges of spot-fixing and illegal betting. Though the squad includes some star players and legends like Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, and Shane Warne, their performance has always remained weaker than needed.
Another team that was a part of the original eight is Delhi Capitals, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils. The re-naming of the team represented its change of ownership, but even that did not help the team to reach the finals of IPL. That said, DD is the only IPL team, which is yet to reach the finals. Let us find out more about the friendly rivalry RR vs DC have had in the IPL so far.
Both RR and DC have had some good wins and some disappointing defeats as well in their IPL history. RR has managed to make a good comeback after their ban but that was still not enough. However, once the decision to replace Ajinkya Rahane as the captain with Australian cricketer Steve Smith (one of the Rajasthan Royals Best Players), the team showed tremendous improvement in performance. They even managed to win 3 matches out of the remaining 5 they played. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer has also shown some extraordinary leadership qualities after taking over the reins of Delhi from Gautam Gambhir. With just one rank behind, RR does have a short journey to make to come out as a winner against DC. The RR vs DC competition is exactly what everybody is waiting for in IPL 2020. Let us hope it is all fun with action and entertainment
There will be plenty of interest from people looking for the DC vs RR live score in this game. This will include those who want to watch all the game and keep up to date with what is happening. Luckily for fans of the IPL, the league has negotiated many TV deals all over the world to try and get the games out to as many people as they can. It is wise to check who has the TV rights for your country ahead of the competition beginning, so you know where you have to go when you want to watch a game such as this one.
The IPL also provides live streaming right to companies around the world, so those who don’t want to watch on TV, or can’t, can instead keep up to date with a live stream on their computer. This is another way in which the IPL are trying to make the games as accessible to their fans as possible, no matter where you live in the world.
Both the teams have always had a friendly rivalry, but the fans show quite a cutthroat interest in the matches. Both the teams have had their fair share of scandals, which makes watching them live even more interesting. However, if you are not able to reach the ground in 2020 for any of the matches, then you always have the option of TV telecast. If due to unfortunate events, even that is not possible, you can always stream it online. With the internet, you do not have to miss even a single second of the action.
|Ben Stokes||c: (Sub) b: Deshpande||41||35||6||0||117.14|
|Jos Buttler||b: Nortje||22||9||3||1||244.44|
|Steven Smith||c&b: Ashwin||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Sanju Samson||b: Patel||25||18||0||2||138.89|
|Robin Uthappa||b: Nortje||32||27||3||1||118.52|
|Riyan Parag||run out (Patel)||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Rahul Tewatia||not out||14||18||1||0||77.78|
|Jofra Archer||c: Rahane b: Rabada||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Shreyas Gopal||c: (Sub) b: Deshpande||6||4||1||0||150.00|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 7.40)||148/8|
|Fall of wickets: 3-86 (Ben Stokes, 10.2), 1-37 (Jos Buttler, 2.6), 2-40 (Steven Smith, 3.6), 4-97 (Sanju Samson, 11.4), 6-135 (Robin Uthappa, 17.3), 5-110 (Riyan Parag, 13.2), 7-138 (Jofra Archer, 18.4), 8-148 (Shreyas Gopal, 19.6)|
|Prithvi Shaw||b: Archer||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c: Tyagi b: Gopal||57||33||6||2||172.73|
|Ajinkya Rahane||c: Uthappa b: Archer||2||9||0||0||22.22|
|Shreyas Iyer||c: Archer b: Tyagi||53||43||3||2||123.26|
|Marcus Stoinis||c: Tewatia b: Archer||18||19||1||0||94.74|
|Alex Carey||c: Archer b: Unadkat||14||13||0||1||107.69|
|Axar Patel||c: Tyagi b: Unadkat||7||4||1||0||175.00|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 8.05)||161/7|
|Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Prithvi Shaw, 0.1), 3-95 (Shikhar Dhawan, 11.4), 2-10 (Ajinkya Rahane, 2.3), 4-132 (Shreyas Iyer, 15.6), 5-153 (Marcus Stoinis, 18.6), 6-157 (Alex Carey, 19.4), 7-161 (Axar Patel, 19.6)|
With the Delhi Capitals winning both meetings last season, those looking for a DC vs RR prediction will immediately be drawn to that. The Capitals are a team trying to make their claim to move higher up the rankings and challenge for the IPL title, and if they want to do that then they have to win games against the lower ranked teams like the Royals. There has been many changes to the Capitals and all of that has been done to try and make them compete with the best in the league. The Rajasthan Royals are one of the smaller teams in the IPL, and have yet to really show anything since their comeback that suggests a title challenge is just around the corner.
14-OCT-2020, 04:00 PM 30th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Oct 14 2020, Indian Premier League
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Harshal Patel, 8 Axar Patel, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Kagiso Rabada 11 Anrich Nortje
Rajasthan Royals: 1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 Ben Stokes, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Sanju Samson, 5 Robin Uthappa/Yashasvi Jaiswal, 6 Riyan Parag, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 10 Kartik Tyagi, 11 Jaydev Unadkat
Head to head is very close, but Delhi has won the past 3 matches, and very comfortably.
In the history of IPL’s 12 years, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have come face to face with each other 20 times. These 22 matches have been a ‘sitting on the edge of the seat’ experience for the viewers. Out of these matches, Rajasthan has managed to bag 12 wins while Delhi has won 10 matches so far. The rivalry started with RR being on the winning side, especially just before their ban.
Games played: 22
Delhi Capitals wins: 10
Rajasthan Royals wins: 12
As you can see, at 10-12 to the Royals, this head to head series is very tight, although that doesn’t tell the whole picture. The Capitals won the two meetings last year after their name change, and they gave them three wins in a row. However, prior to that, when the Delhi team were struggling a little and the Rajasthan team looked to be on the up, the Royals won seven games in a row to give themselves real command of the head to head battle. As things stand now, neither of these two franchises are the best, but both are looking to get up there. There is not room for everyone at the top, and if either wants to make the jump up and compete with the bigger teams in finals then they need to get the better of those around them. For Delhi, that is simple, to maintain the 100% record they have over the Royals while they have been known as the Capitals.
|2020||Rajasthan Royals||13 Runs||Dubai|
|2020||Delhi Capitals||46 Runs||Sharjah|
|2019||Delhi Capitals||5 Wickets||Delhi|
|2019||Delhi Capitals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2018||Delhi Daredevils||50 Runs||Delhi|
|2018||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs (D/L)||Jaipur|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||14 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Delhi|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||62 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Delhi|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||5 Runs||Delhi|
|2012||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2012||Delhi Daredevils||1 Run||Delhi|
|2011||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2010||Delhi Daredevils||67 Runs||Delhi|
|2010||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|2009||Delhi Daredevils||14 Runs||Bloemfontein|
|2009||Rajasthan Royals||5 Wickets||Centurion|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||109 Runs||Mumbai|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2008||Delhi Daredevils||9 Wickets||Delhi|
The first meeting between these two in 2019 gave us some great DC vs RR highlights to watch. These included a fantastic unbeaten century from Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 105 not out off 63 deliveries. Despite that, the Capitals still won the game, with Rishabh Pant scoring an unbeaten 78 and Shikhar Dhawan scoring 54 to back him up. That meeting was the first game they played of two last season, and Rajasthan was the home team on that occasion, but the century from Ajinkya Rahane will go down as one of the best highlights to come from games featuring these two teams.
The DC vs RR 2019 meeting hosted by the Delhi Capitals was a comfortable win for the home team after the Rajasthan Royals failed to put any score on the board when batting first. The Royals only reached 115/9 from their 20 overs, and only a half-century from Riyan Parag prevented their score from being much worse. Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma both took three wickets for the Capitals, with Mishra also conceding just 17 runs from his four overs, something that helped him claim the man of the match award in this game.
With the bat, the Capitals eased to victory with 23 balls left, and they could have gone much harder had they needed to. Rishabh Pant was the top scorer for his team, scoring 53 not out off 38 deliveries to bring his team home in style and take the points.
After the name and ownership change, Delhi Capitals came on strong in 2019 and climbed to the top of IPL after defeating Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in Jaipur on a Monday night of April. Thanks to Ajinkya Rahane’s century and a 130-run partnership with Steve Smith, the hosts were able to pose a demanding target of 192 for DC. However, post entertaining half-centuries by Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, the visitors managed to cross the line with 4 balls to spare.
The last match played between Rajasthan and Delhi was hosted in Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi wherein RR could not win the match even after winning the toss. After restricting Rajasthan at 115 for 9, Delhi Capitals chased down the runs in just 16.1 overs. Nevertheless, the victory did not come easy. They ended up losing 5 wickets in their chase which made their win a little difficult but anyhow they managed to end the game on a high.
After a long wait of 2 years, the RR vs DD match in 2018 marked Rajasthan Royal’s return to their home ground the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. This return was even marked with the first rains of the ongoing season. After batting for 17.5 overs to reach their amazing 153, the heavens chose to open up at the wrong time. The rains halted the play for 2 hours after which Delhi Capitals came out to bat in damp conditions. The revised D/L target of 71 off six overs was given to DC, but they never managed to get it going. After a disappointing 60 for four by DC, RR owned their home game by 10 runs via the DLS method.