- Disha | April 7, 2023 | 6:26 pm
The two teams that played the first knock-out game in the history of Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals are all set to face each other in the match number 11 of IPL 2023 on 8th April, 2023 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
Rajasthan Royals, come to the contest after having won and lost apiece in the two games they played so far and are placed fourth in the points table with two points and healthy NRR of +1.675. The last game they played in this venue, RR lost by margin of five runs while chasing a massive target of 198 against PBKS.
Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson are the two heavy-weights RR highly rely on, both the batters scored their respective fifties in the first game, they also had a good start in the second game but failed to convert it to a big innings. Yuzvendra Chahal has been their stand-out performer in bowling department, as he picked up five wickets in two games at an healthy strike rate of 9.6.
Dhruv Jurel was pretty impressive on his debut, as he smacked quick-fire 32 15-ball 32 that included five boundaries, Shimron Hetmyer and Rayan Parag were also among the runs as they played some good cameos lower down the order. RR might miss the service of Jos Buttler as he suffered injury while taking a catch in the last game.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, had a poor start to their campaign so far losing both the games they played against the new-entrants of 2022 edition. Mitchell Marsh, who was in the sublime form just before the IPL, miserably failed to perform in the two games.
David Warner and Anrich Nortje are the only positives as far as DC’s overseas player are concerned. Axar Patel continued his good batting form in the last game as he scored 22 ball-36, but surprisingly did not bowl a single over in the game. DC would be seeking improved performances in both the departments so as to bounce back the winning ways.
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Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Head-to-Head, IPL 2023
Both RR and DC have met on 26 occasions and it is even-steven, with both teams winning 13 games and losing 13 games.
RR vs DC: Stats and Records at Barsapara Cricket Stadium
In the three T20 matches played in this venue, pacers have enjoyed bowling here with 19 wickets as compared to spinners who have taken only 7 wickets. The teams batting first have won one game and batting second have won one game.
This is the second time an IPL match is going to be played in this venue. Teams winning toss have preferred to chase, but have tasted little success as the teams batting first has the high percentage of wins in this ground. High-scoring contest is being expected in this venue. Only one IPL game has been played here and it was a high-scoring affair with Rajasthan Royals losing the game by 5 runs while chasing massive 198.
|Barsapara Cricket Stadium||Stats|
|Number of wins batting first||2|
|Number of wins batting second||1|
|Average First Innings score||184|