Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals will meet each other in match number 23 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season. The Royals have been poor of late and need to address several issues crippling them. Meanwhile, DC have played a superb brand of cricket and lead the IPL 2020 table.

Ben Stokes has returned to the IPL, however, he is likely to miss this match and play the next one against SRH due to COVID protocols. RR will be looking up to Steve Smith for some inspiration against a heavy DC unit buzzing with confidence.

DC have things in control and Shreyas Iyer has a top-quality side to offer against RR. Kagiso Rabada has been brilliant and the batsmen have done the job on a consistent basis. DC are the team to beat this season.

RR vs DC: Dream11 team prediction

Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith (vc), Sanju Samson.

Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant.

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia.

Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada.

Rationale behind the Dream11 team

We go with the consistent performers with the bat in this Dream11 fantasy side. Shaw and Iyer lead the batting. Smith, Samson and Pant add more firepower in the ranks.

Stoinis, Tewatia and Axar are the 3 all-rounders. The bowling department is led by Rabada, whereas, Nortje and Archer lend support.

Probable starting XI

RR – Steve Smith, Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Ankit Tyagi.

DC – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, A Nortje.

Match prediction

We expect DC to win this match.

Head-to-head record

Out of 20 games, RR have won 11 whereas, DC have mustered nine wins.

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