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IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: April 15 Match 7 Prediction

IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: April 15 Match 7 Prediction

In this article, we preview Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, match 7 of the IPL 2021 to be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on 15 April. While both teams are well-matched in their bowling and all-rounder resources, DC have an edge in batting, with a much more stable middle order.

Match Predictions and Team Previews

Last match between RR and DC

The two sides last met on 14 October 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Batting first, DC posted a score of 161/7 in their allotted overs, thanks largely to fifties by Dhawan and Iyer. Jofra Archer (3/19) and Unadkat (2/32) were the most successful RR bowlers. When RR replied, they used a new opening combination of Stokes and Buttler who got them off to a flier, with a 37 runs stand in 3 overs. Despite the regular fall of wickets, RR were well-placed at 97 for 3 in the 12th over before an inexplicable collapse saw them restricted to 148/8, handing DC a 13-run win.

Head-to-Head

In 22 matches between the sides, both teams have won 11 each. However, Delhi have emerged victorious on the last five occasions.

IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: April 15 Match 7 Prediction

Analysis

While Rajasthan Royals have some match-winning batsmen in Samson, Buttler and Stokes, they have a brittle middle order. Perhaps the inclusion of Miller will mitigate the problem a bit. However, there is no denying that they lack an experienced Indian batsman. They need somebody like Rahane or Pujara to hold one end up while the batsman at the other end can slog. Royals’ bowling has also been adversely affected due to the absence of Jofra Archer. 

By contrast, DC are strong in every area. In Shaw and Dhawan they have in-form openers. They bat deep, with R Ashwin at number nine. The induction of Woakes has given the team greater strength in bowling as evidenced by the English all-rounder’s performance against CSK on 10 April. Avesh Khan’s impressive performance with the new ball in that game will only add to the DC team management’s confidence ahead of the game against RR.

Likely XIs

RR: Samson, Buttler, Stokes, Miller, Parag, Vohra, Tewatia, Unadkat, Gopal, Tye, M Ashwin.

DC: Shaw, Dhawan, Pant, Stoinis, Hetmyer, Rahane, Woakes, T Curran, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.

Match Prediction

In our match prediction for the match between RR and DC, we believe that DC will beat RR in match 7 of the IPL 2021 on 15 April.

RR vs DC Betting

Betting odds favour DC to beat RR on 15 April.

Summary

In our RR vs DC prediction, we have considered the current form of the various players as displayed in recent games. We have also considered the team compositions and the availability of the best players.

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