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02 May 2018

DD vs RR: Head-to-head, Probable Playing XI and other stats

Daredevils and Royals tussle at the Kotla

The last time these two sides met, Royals won a rain-affected tie in 2018 Indian Premier League.

This time it is a new scenario and there is plenty to look forward to for both the teams as they haven't quite turned on the heat.

It's somewhat a must-win scenario for both the sides keeping the points in mind.

Here is our pre-match report.

In context

Daredevils and Royals tussle at the Kotla
Royals have enjoyed playing against DD

Cushion

Royals have enjoyed playing against DD

In the head-to-head matches these two sides have played in the IPL, the Royals have enjoyed their time.

In 17 matches between the two sides, RR have won a staggering 11 with DD pocketing just 6.

At the Kotla, it has been a close battle though.

Out of six matches played here, both sides have won three matches each.

DD need to be consistent

The Daredevils have batted well in their previous two games, but what the side needs is the consistency to eke out an all-round performance. Their bowlers need to come good against the Royals batting short of confidence. Shreyas Iyer needs to motivate his troops.

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SKippers

DD vs RR - Tale of two captains

Ajinkya Rahane has enjoyed batting against DD. In 16 matches he has amassed 677 runs.

The RR skipper has scored 225 runs this term in seven outings with only one 50+ score in his name.

Shreyas, meanwhile, has 257 runs from 8 innings that includes three half-centuries.

Both skippers need to provide the cushion in batting by scoring runs.

Probable Playing XI - Delhi Daredevils

Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan and Trent Boult.

Probable Playing XI - Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Mahipal Lomror, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi and Jaydev Unadkat.

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