Both Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals won their previous match.
Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals will play the 34th match of IPL 2022 on Friday. They both won their previous match and would be looking to continue their winning run. DC have managed to win 3 out of 6 six matches. They thrashed Punjab Kings in their previous match after restricting them to a score of 115 runs and then chasing down this total in just 10.3 overs with 9 wickets in hand.
Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the last match by 7 runs after a match-winning performance from Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal. RR have won 4 out of 6 matches in the tournament and are placed in the third position in the points tally.
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 34
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 22nd April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
DC vs RR, Match 34 Pitch Report:
The last match at this venue was played on the previous Saturday between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Batters enjoyed scoring runs in that game and that has been the story of all the matches played at the Wankhede. Having said that, the spinners are likely to play a key role which might be a piece of great news for both teams as they have two of the best spinners in the form of Chahal and Kuldeep. Also, the team winning the toss might look to bowl.
DC vs RR, Match 34 Probable Playing XIs:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Top Picks for DC vs RR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
David Warner has now scored 3 half-centuries in 4 matches in the tournament. He has become an integral part of the Delhi Capitals’ batting lineup and has managed to win 2 matches for the team on his own.
Prithvi Shaw is the current leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals and has justified management’s decision to retain him before the mega auction. Shaw has made 217 runs in 6 matches at an average of 36.16 and a strike rate of 170.86 including 2 half-centuries.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
In the first 4 matches, Axar Patel failed to pick a wicket for DC. However, in the last 2 games, he has managed to pick 3 wickets and has bowled with perfect line and length. With the bat, he might not be among the leading run-scorers, but he did win the very first game for DC against Mumbai Indians.
Lalit Yadav made 48 runs off 38 deliveries in the first match against MI and helped the team chase a target of 178 runs in 18.2 overs. Since then, he has not received an ample amount of opportunities to showcase his batting skills. With the ball, Lalit has managed to pick 4 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 13.75, an economy of 6.11, and a strike rate of 13.5.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal won the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders solely because of his bowling performance. He picked 5 wickets for 40 runs in 4 overs including a hattrick and won the player of the match award. Chahal has taken 17 wickets in 6 matches and is the current purple cap holder.
Kuldeep Yadav won the player of the match award in the last game for picking 2 wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs. He is the leading wicket-taker for DC in the tournament with 13 wickets to his name in 6 matches and is overall the second-highest wicket-taker.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Jos Buttler has hit the top-notch form his IPL career this season. He has managed to score 2 centuries in 6 matches and is the leading run-scorer. He is the only batter to score over 300 runs in the tournament and is likely to run away with the orange cap at the end of the season.
DC vs RR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Jos Buttler||375 runs|
|Shimron hetmayr||233 runs|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||17 Wickets|
|Kuldeep Yadav||13 Wickets|
|Sanju Samson||175 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Sanju Samson, David Warner (vc), Shimron Hetmyer, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Obed McCoy.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shimron Hetmyer, Prithvi Shaw (vc), Devdutt Padikkal, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal (c), Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.
DC vs RR Risky Captaincy Choices:
In 6 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin has managed to pick 2 wickets. However, he is one player whom you can’t ignore in your fantasy team just because of his previous performances. He can play a major role in this match, but it might still be a huge risk to pick him as the captain of your fantasy team.
Obed McCoy made his debut in the last game against KKR and picked 2 wickets for 41 runs in 4 overs. He defended 10 runs in the last over despite conceding 38 runs in his first 3 overs. It is still very early for him in the tournament and hence, it might be a risk to pick him as the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Rovman Powell has not been able to showcase his skills in the tournament and has looked completely out of touch. You can avoid him in your fantasy team.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.