DC vs RR Live Score, IPL 2020 Match Today: Delhi Capitals win toss and opt to bat against Rajasthan Royals, Tushar Deshpande makes debut – cricket


IPL 2020 Live Score, Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai. Rishabh Pant did not clear the fitness test so Alex Carey will continue to keep wickets for Delhi Capitals. DC handed debut to right-amr pacer Tushar Deshpande in place of Harshal Patel. Royals on the other hand, went in with an unchanged side. Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals met barely 5 days ago in the Indian Premier League. That time DC emerged on top thanks to an all-round show led by Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel. But a lot has changed since then, Delhi Capitals have lost Ishant Sharma and Rishabh Pant due to injuries and the Royals have finally got back to winning ways. Steve Smith would be hoping the Royals can turn the tables and beat DC to spice-up the points table when they meet today in IPL 2020 match No. 30 of the Indian Premier League in Dubai.

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19:22 hrs IST

Double century for Steve Smith

This is the 200th T20 match for Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith. A great milestone for a great player. Smith would be looking to make the occasions special by producing a top-class performance with the bat.

19:19 hrs IST

Ben Stokes will open, Steve Smith confirms

Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith at the toss: I was gonna bat as well. Hopefully we can bowl well, restrict them and chase it later on. It’s obviously used wicket and hopefully we will put some pressure with the ball. We are playing the same team. And yes, Ben (Stokes) will open again.

19:17 hrs IST

Shreyas Iyer says they will miss Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer at the toss: It’s been dry and like we saw the other games, it’s holding a bit. We want to approach every game positively and we got really good bowling attack to execute our plans. We got good back-ups who can come and perform, we are definitely missing him (Pant).

19:11 hrs IST

Tushar Deshpande makes his IPL debut

Big moment for Mumbai right-arm pacer Tushar Deshpande. He is making his IPL debut today. He has replaced Harshal Patel in the DC playing XI. Deshpande has been one of the most consistent performers in the domestic circuit but the IPL cap had somehow eluded them. But finally, he has got his opportunity today.

19:09 hrs IST

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI vs Delhi Capitals

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

19:08 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals Playing XI against Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

19:03 hrs IST

No Rishabh Pant for Delhi Capitals

So it appears that Pant couldn’t clear the fitness test. He is not playing so Alex Carey will keep the wickets for the Capitals.

19:01 hrs IST

DC vs RR: Toss

Delhi Capitals win the toss and opt to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai.

18:54 hrs IST

DC vs RR – Pitch Report

A lot drier that what we have seen in the last 3 weeks, there are patches of grass but don t think that would make much of a difference. This a new ball wicket, and not only for the seamers, you’ve got a lot in it for the spinners too. Win the toss and bat first definitely: Kevin Pietersen and Pommie Mbangwa with their pitch report.

18:50 hrs IST

Marcus Stoinis has been a star for Delhi Capitals

Marcus Stoinis is yet to get the Player of the Match award this year but he has had a major to play in almost all of Delhi Capitals’ victories this season. He has been a gun-player for them with the bat, providing the finishing touches and with the ball too he has giving them the crucial breakthroughs.

18:44 hrs IST

DC vs RR: Players to watchout for

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Axar Patel.

Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer.

18:37 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant enjoying himself

Live images show Rishabh Pant having a quite laugh with Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammed Kaif. He even carried Kaif for sometime, surely he can’t be doing that with a hamstring injury? The DC fans would be hoping that Pant is fit to play today.

18:28 hrs IST

Will Rishabh Pant play today?

Well we’ve got some interesting news coming up. The live visuals show Rishabh Pant going through a fitness test that means the Delhi Capitals are quite desperate to play Pant today against Royals. The earlier updates had indicated that Pant may be out for at least a week but looks like DC want to keep no stones unturned to get Pant up and running.

18:20 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals Predicted XI vs Rajasthan Royals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

18:16 hrs IST

Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI vs Delhi Capitals

Here is some fantasy teams for those who love the thrill to be a selector. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

18:10 hrs IST

Ashwin and Axar Patel key in DC bowling attack

The DC spin unit has been one of the cornerstones of their success. Delhi Capitals’ spinners have conceded 284 runs (least by a team) at an economy of 6.45 (best by a team) having conceded 23 boundaries (only team spinners to have conceded less than 25 boundaries).

The current DC duo of Ashwin and Axar Patel picked up 6 wickets each at an economy of 7.40 and 5.0 respectively. Axar’s economy of 5.05 is the 3rd best by a spinner this season. Axar is also the only bowler to have not been hit for a six after bowling 90+ balls

Ashwin has been a tad expensive but has had the better of Jos Buttler in the IPL, even though he has dismissed him just once (in the previous match against RR), Buttler hasn’t been able to score freely against him

18:05 hrs IST

DC vs RR – Who will win today?

The experts are divided in this. Former Australia pacer Brett Lee backed Delhi Capitals to win this one while legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara picked Rajasthan Royals to drive away with the momentum.

17:50 hrs IST

DC vs RR: Should Ben Stoke continue to open for Royals?

I think he should to be honest. Steve Smith was pretty happy to know at the post-match presentation that his move to send Stokes up with Buttler had surprised many. With Tewatia and Riyan Parag proving that they can be trusted to provide the finishing touches to the Royals innings, it might not be a bad idea to continue with Stokes and Buttler at the top. And besides, after a couple of days of training Stokes is sure to have shrugged off his quarantine blues.

17: 42 hrs IST

Ajinkya Rahane at No.3 for Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant’s injury has finally opened up the doors for Ajinkya Rahane. He played his first match of this IPL against MI. With Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw opening the innings, Rahane had to bat at No.3 and looks like he will continue to bat at the same position against the Royals today.

17:38 hrs IST

DC vs RR, IPL 2020 live score: Raise your hand if you are a Rahul Tewatia fan

Well I’d the first one to raise my both hands. If 2020 is the toughest question paper, then Rahul is the answer. What a time he has had in this IPL. Tewatia once again played a major role in helping RR end their 4-match losing run against SRH.Tewatia top scored with an unbeaten 45 with a strike rate of 160.71.

He has now scored 189 runs, among RR players only Samson has scored more. However, Tewatia’s average of 37.80 is the highest by a RR player. (More than 4 innings). Rahul Tewatia is the only player to score 3 30+ scores for RR in IPL 2020 and has faced the most balls by an RR player in IPL 2020. He has a strike rate of 152.41, 3rd best by a RR player.

17:30 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw, the man to watch out in Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw is the 2nd highest scorer for DC this season having scored 202 runs at a strike rate of 150.74 His strike rate is 2nd best in the DC side among players who have played 100+ balls. His 2 fifty plus scores are the joint most by a DC player this season. He has been a revelation in the powerplay. Prithvi Shaw is the only player to score 100+ runs at a strike rate of above 140 in this IPL.

17:22 hrs IST

DC vs RR live score, IPL 2020: Can Royals turn it around

Two youngsters – Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia stitched a super partnership against SRH to bring RR back to winning ways. Ben Stokes too is back in mix and we expect him to hit the straps soon. If the Royals can beat DC then it will open up the points table.

17:16 hrs IST

Ishant Sharma ruled out from IPL 2020

Rishabh Pant’s injury is not the only concern for DC. Their most experienced pacer Ishant Sharma was ruled out of the entire tournament. It is true that Ishant wasn’t playing an active part in DC’s playing XI but his presence in the dressing room was of immense importance. DC had the option to even rest one among Anrich Nortje or Kagiso Rabada and play Ishan. But now, there will be added pressure on the South Africa pacers to bear the burden.

17:10 hrs IST

DC vs RR – What happened when they met last time

On October 9, Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals met for the first time in IPL 2020. In the match Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stonis pushed DC to 184 for 8, batting first. In reply, the Royals never quite looked like chasing the total down, they were bowled out for 138 in 19.4 overs as DC won by 46 runs.

17:00 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant’s injury big set back for DC

DC captain Shreyas Iyer confirmed in their last match against MI that Rishabh Pant is out for more than a week with a hamstring injury. This is set to completely change the balance of the DC side. Not only Pant was a crucial batsman but his presence in the side also allowed DC to play Shimron Hetmyer as an overseas batsman but now they have play Alax Carrey as the wicket-keeper batsman, meaning Hetmyer might find it difficult to get a spot in the XI.

16:50 hrs IST

IPL 2020 live score, DC vs RR

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2020 match No.30 between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Based on current form one should back DC to roll over RR today but a few things have changed for DC due to injuries to some of their key players. We are in for a cracker of a contest.

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