IPL 2021, RR vs DC: Here is the statistical preview
Rajasthan Royals will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the seventh game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. The Royals will be high on confidence after nearly pulling off a record run-chase against Punjab Kings. However, they will have to face Rishabh Pant's DC, who completely outplayed Chennai Super Kings in their opener. Here is the statistical preview.
A look at the head-to-head record
The competition between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals has been neck-to-neck in the IPL. Both the sides have won 11 games each, having faced each other in a total of 22 games. However, the Delhi Capitals won both the matches against the Royals in 2020. They won the first game by 46 runs and the next one by 13 runs.
Top-performers against RR (active DC players)
Shikhar Dhawan has racked up 547 runs from 19 games at a strike-rate of 130.24 against Rajasthan Royals. The phenomenal tally also includes 11 sixes and 72 fours. He has six scores of 50+ against them. In the bowling segment, Amit Mishra has scalped 30 wickets at 16.10 against RR. He owns a best match haul of 3/17 against them.
Top-performers against DC (active RR players)
England batsman Jos Buttler has amassed 179 runs from seven games at a strike-rate of 190.43. The tally also includes 13 sixes and 16 fours. He has struck one fifty against DC. Among bowlers, fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has snapped up 16 wickets at 15.00 against DC. He has a best match haul of 5/25 against them.
RR will be wary of DC's opening pair
DC's opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw wrecked havoc in the run-chase in against CSK. The duo scored 65/0 in the powerplay, while chasing. While Prithvi recorded a strike-rate of 200 in this phase, Dhawan's strike-rate read 161.11.
The key battles to watch out for
RR skipper Samson, who went ballistic against Punjab, has an interesting record against Mishra. He has managed to score only eight runs off 19 balls by Mishra, while Mishra has dismissed him once. Although Unadkat didn't feature in opening game, his record against DC skipper Rishabh Pant grabs attention. He has dismissed Pant twice in a space of 21 deliveries (38 runs).