Delhi Capitals
Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals

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Recent form favors DC in the battle between DC and RR as DC have won 7 of the last 10 games against RR.

DC vs RR Prediction

Delhi Capitals is a franchise that hasn’t managed to get its hands on the coveted trophy in the Indian Premier League since its inception. Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural IPL season but since then have seen pretty mediocre performances. The rivalry between these two teams, however, has been pretty intense over the years and makes DC vs RR prediction an interesting one.

08 Apr 2023,
Barsapara Cricket Ground,
Indian Premier League 2023
rajasthan royals
Rajasthan Royals
Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals

DC have been on a steady rise in recent years while RR have struggled for an extended period. Ahead of the IPL 2022, Delhi Capitals had to break up their well-constructed squad from the 2018-21 cycle with a mega auction in play. They opted to retain Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje and Axar Patel in the retention window.

ICC T20I World Cup 2021’s man of the series; David Warner is all set to play for his first IPL team DC in the new season.

Cricket Betting

DC had a fairly decent auction where they packed the side with some terrific picks in David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Rovman Powell in the batting department. Although it did come at the cost of their bowling attack.

Rajasthan Royals had to let go of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes for various reasons as they opted to retain Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Overall, the Capitals seem to have a stronger unit and the RR vs DC prediction is likely to incline towards them.

RR vs DC Match Prediction

When it comes to the overall record between DC and RR, there’s absolutely nothing to separate the two sides. They have competed against each other in 24 matches, where both the teams have claimed 12 games each. 

In IPL 2022, the two teams are placed in the same group and will play each other twice in the league phase. The other teams in the same group are Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants.

As such, the DC vs RR matches will be crucial for both teams. We will go into some further details and pick up some clues to determine which team is likely to have an advantage in the RR vs DC match prediction.

RR have won inaugral season of the IPL 2008 whereas DC are yet to claim a title.

Cricket Betting

Delhi Capitals had a good outing in the 2022 IPL auction, bringing in some big names for the upcoming seasons despite letting go of a core of players that involves Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada among others. Although their bowling unit looks weak, the batting line-up should propel them. 

RR, which will hope to end its tussle with bottom-ranked teams like Punjab Kings, bought back their young star Riyan Parag in the auction while also adding some quality batters such as Shimron Hetmyer and Rassie van der Dussen.

Picking Devdutt Padikkal, despite his potential, proved to be a big blunder for them. RR did well to get Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. 

As far as the IPL 2022 is concerned, DC have assembled a heavy batting unit with David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Rovman Powell, who sort of replaces Marcus Stoinis, complementing Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant well.

Their bowling attack of Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Chetan Sakariya doesn’t inspire confidence. While Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada and Shreyas Iyer, big guns for them before, are gone, RR vs DC match prediction should still favour DC.

RR vs DC Match Prediction
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021.

RR have several impact performers in their batting unit such as Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Devdutt Padikkal’s addition is likely to force them to tweak the order.

RR have brought together Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal, a better spin bowling alternative to Rahul Tewatia minus the batting advantage, as their spin duo.

But the pace bowling attack of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Nathan Coulter-Nile can be hit or miss. Overall, Delhi Capitals look a better side and should be the favourites today in the DC vs RR IPL match prediction.

The key factor in determining DC vs RR match prediction this season could be how Delhi’s batting units fare against Rajasthan Royals’ spinners. With the Mumbai and Pune surfaces for IPL 2022 not expected to take a lot of turn,

Rajasthan’s spinners will be negated to an extent, but they possess two quality veteran spinners in Ashwin and Chahal and that could pose troubles for Delhi Capitals.

DC vs RR Head To Head

The DC vs RR head to head record is pretty aesthetically pleasing when you look at it. Both the teams have a win percentage of 50 in this rivalry, winning 12 matches each.

It’s neck to neck between DC and RR as both teams have shared 12 victories each in the IPL.

Cricket Betting

The win percentage stays at 50 no matter who bats first or second. This could mean the toss isn’t really a huge factor for DC vs RR head to head matches and that trend could continue in IPL 2022 with the teams retaining their overall outlook as T20 teams despite changes in personnel.

DC have won seven matches while batting first while RR have claimed five after setting the target. DC have won 62% of their home matches, claiming five out of eight clashes.

RR have a win percentage of 67 at home, having won four of the six matches between the two. The pitch report could still be a factor for two contrasting teams, but records suggest the toss isn’t a huge factor.

Head to HeadDC PlayedDC wonDC Win %RR PlayedRR WonRR Win %
Bat First14750%10550%
Bowl First10550%14750%
DC vs RR Team Results.

Delhi Capitals haven’t managed to breach the 200-run mark in the RR vs DC head to head battles, with the highest team total reading 196.

Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have the highest team score of 201. As for the lowest totals, DC were shot out for just 60 once while RR’s lowest total was 115.

In head to head RR vs DC games, both DC and RR have a similar average score in the first innings of 162. DC’s average second innings score is much lower than RR’s, indicating that Rajasthan Royals are well placed if they get to bat first against Delhi Capitals.

Head to HeadDCRR
Highest Team Score196201
Lowest Team Score60115
Average 1st Inn Score162162
Average 2nd Inn Score135148
DC vs RR Team Scores.

As for the top performers in the DC vs RR head to head contests, Ajinkya Rahane leads the batting charts with 601 runs from Rajasthan Royals’ side. Rahane has played for DC as well.

Rishabh Pant has scored 300 runs against RR – the most by a DC player in this rivalry. Amit Mishra (20) has snared the most wickets for DC in this rivalry in the Indian Premier League while Shane Watson has picked 9 scalps for RR.

AB de Villiers has recorded the highest score in DC vs RR matches for Delhi Capitals, making an unbeaten 79. Ajinkya Rahane, meanwhile, leads the list for RR with an unbeaten 105 against Delhi Capitals.

Head to HeadDCRR
Most Runs300 – Rishabh Pant601 – Ajinkya Rahane
Highest Individual Score79* – AB de Villiers105* – Ajinkya Rahane
Most Wickets20 – Amit Mishra9 – Shane Watson
Best Bowling Figures4/18 – Pawan Negi3/10 – Shane Watson
DC vs RR Individual Stats.

Talking about the matches in India in the IPL T20 games, the Royals have dominated the Capitals with 11 victories out of 19 clashes. DC have won eight games on Indian soil.

As for the recent IPL editions, DC have dominated RR as expected from the RR vs DC head to head matches, winning both the league games in the 2019 season as well as the following season. In the IPL 2021,

RR broke DC’s five-match winning streak against them in the first season clash. DC bounced back to claim a victory in the second clash.

Both teams have lost major players too with certain playing XI players like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ben Stokes, Avesh Khan, Jofra Archer, Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada no longer with their old franchises. This could change the trend of head to head matches between these sides with key personnel finding abode in other franchises.

The contests between these teams have often tilted towards the home side due to the makeup of the teams. In the 2022 Indian Premier League, though, they will have no such advantage with the matches to be played in neutral venues in Mumbai and Pune.

TournamentMatch DateVenueMatch WinnerMargin
IPL 20225/11/2022MumbaiDCWon by 8 wickets
IPL 20224/22/2022MumbaiRRWon by 15 runs
IPL 20219/25/2021Abu DhabiDCWon by 33 runs
IPL 20214/15/2021MumbaiRRWon by 3 wickets
IPL 202010/14/2020DubaiDCWon by 13 runs
IPL 202010/9/2020SharjahDCWon by 46 runs
IPL 20195/4/2019DelhiDCWon by 5 wickets
IPL 20194/22/2019JaipurDCWon by 6 wickets
IPL 20185/2/2018DelhiDCWon by 4 runs
IPL 20184/11/2018JaipurRRWon by 10 runs
IPL 20155/3/2015MumbaiRRWon by 14 runs
IPL 20154/12/2015DelhiRRWon by 3 wickets
IPL 20145/15/2014AhmedabadRRWon by 62 runs
IPL 20145/3/2014DelhiRRWon by 7 wickets
IPL 20135/7/2013JaipurRRWon by 9 wickets
IPL 20134/6/2013DelhiRRWon by 5 runs
IPL 20125/1/2012JaipurDCWon by 6 wickets
IPL 20124/29/2012DelhiDCWon by 1 runs
IPL 20114/12/2011JaipurRRWon by 6 wickets
IPL 20103/31/2010DelhiDCWon by 67 runs
IPL 20103/15/2010AhmedabadDCWon by 6 wickets
IPL 20095/17/2009BloemfonteinDCWon by 14 runs
IPL 20094/28/2009CenturionRRWon by 5 wickets
IPL 20085/30/2008MumbaiRRWon by 105 runs
IPL 20085/11/2008JaipurRRWon by 3 wickets
IPL 20084/19/2008DelhiDCWon by 9 wickets
DC vs RR IPL Matches Since 2008.

DC vs RR Toss

When it comes to the DC vs RR toss results, Delhi Capitals have been slightly more fortunate than the Royals. In the DC vs RR toss results, DC have won the toss in 13 of the 24 matches while RR have been lucky 11 times.

There hasn’t been any clear trend in DC’s toss decisions as they have decided to bat first seven times and have bowled first six times. Similarly to DC, RR have elected to bat first on six occasions while bowling first in five games.

DC vs RR Toss
Rishabh Pant tossing a coin along with Sanju Samson in IPL 2021.

RR have a 45% win record when they win the toss, with five victories from 11 matches. DC have a similar win percentage of 46 after winning the toss, having won six out of 13 games.

DC have chosen to bowl first on four out of the last five instances while RR have decided to do the same in six of the last seven instances. The trend suggests both the teams are more likely to field first in the upcoming RR vs DC contests when the toss lands in their favour. The conditions and pitch report on the match-day could have a say in it as well.

DC vs RR Betting Tips

RR have a weak pace attack, an excellent spin duo and a weaker batting line-up compared to DC. As such, the Capitals will have an edge in the DC vs RR cricket betting tips, although much could ride on how the playing XI shapes up.

Talking about the players, the RR vs DC betting tips should revolve around batters given the number of T20 stars involved in these fixtures. Jos Buttler, David Warner, Sanju Samson, Mitchell Marsh are amongst the most popular options. Yashasvi Jaiswal,

The opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and David Warner will be key to the success for DC in IPL 2022.

Cricket Betting

Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant will also be in demand. Expect Rishabh Pant to feature in our cricket news and cricket betting tips regularly. Rovman Powell has been in superb form and could be a game-changer.

From the bowling side of things, Trent Boult offers good new ball value for RR while Anrich Nortje will be DC’s spearhead. Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav could also have a big role. DC vs RR betting tips could revolve a lot around RR’s spin attack.

Prithvi Shaw to score 50 @6.60

INDIBET tips – RR vs DC

David Warner – Delhi Capitals top batter @3.60

1xbet tips – RR vs DC

Trent Boult – Rajasthan Royals top bowler @3.24

1xbet tips – RR vs DC

Anrich Nortje – Top Bowler In Match @4.74

HelaBet tips – RR vs DC

DC vs RR Prediction Frequently Asked Questions

Who is better head to head between DC and RR?

Both the teams are evenly matched in this rivalry, winning 12 matches each.

Who has a better record in knockouts between DC and RR?

DC and RR have only met once in the knockout stages, in which RR came out victorious in the 2008 semi-final.

Who is more likely to win the toss between DC and RR?

DC have been a luckier side, winning 13 tosses. RR have won the toss on 11 occasions.

Who will perform better in the upcoming IPL between DC and RR?

DC and RR have won an equal number of matches in the IPL so far. However, DC have won six of their last seven clashes. DC have a stronger side for the upcoming season compared to RR and are likely to perform better.


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