Match 40 of IPL 2019 pits the Rajasthan Royals against the Delhi Capitals on Tuesday night. The Delhi Capitals and the Rajasthan Royals lie 3rd and 7th in the standings respectively. The Capitals are tied on 12 points apiece, along with the Mumbai Indians. If Delhi win this RR vs DC game, they will close the gap to the Chennai Super Kings and tie at the top of the leaderboard.
In the IPL’s 12 year history, there have been 18 RR vs DC clashes with the balance leaning towards Rajasthan. The Royals have clinched 11 wins to Delhi’s 7, and to make matters sweeter, the momentum us with them, having won their last match. The highest score statistic swings towards Rajasthan, having scored 201 to DC’s 196. The lowest score statistic also sees them retain the advantage with 121 to Delhi’s paltry 60.
Pitch and weather
The RR vs DC match is set to take place at the Royals’ home ground at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The temperature will likely range between 31°C and 35°C. Since the match is at 8PM, the dry heat will not create any issues as the dew factor will be dramatically reduced. The Sawai Mansingh pitch is generally a batting track and favours the chasing team.
Prediction for match result
Both teams will be coming into the game on the back of a win. So this RR vs DC match may be tough to call on that front. But, the edge probably goes to the Capitals as they are in the form of their lives.
This is the first time this season that there will be an RR vs DC meeting. The Delhi home leg of the RR vs DC clash is set to take place later on this season.