RR vs DC Strengths & Weaknesses of DC: Delhi Capitals led by their star player Shreyas Iyer will be facing Steve Smith led Rajasthan Royals today at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah (UAE). The match will be held at 6 PM Local Time and 7:30 PM IST. The young brigade Delhi Capitals, who is currently at the 2nd spot in the points table with 8 points out of their 5 matches played so far. The side performed a reasonable well in all games as they outplay their opponents. However, their change of name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals before the 2019 season brought them some luck as they qualified for their first playoffs since 2012. The Capitals have a good mix of Indian and Overseas stars this season of IPL 2020. So, Delhi Capitals are looking a good side this season of the fantasy cricket league of IPL 2020.
Let’s take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of Delhi Capitals:
Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals have a strong batting lineup in the form of some experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishab Pant, Prithivi Shaw and their skipper Shreyas Iyer himself is a good batsman in this format. They also pick foreigner Jason Roy and Australian aggressive wicket-keeper Alex Carrey. They can easily demolish any bowling attack. Shikhar Dhawan and Indian upcoming young talented player Prithvi Shaw give them a flying start top of the order which surely may help the other experienced players in the middle-order. Emerging young player Rishabh Pant and the skipper himself plays some eye-catching innings last year for Delhi Capitals. So, we can say that this experienced batting lineup will play a key role for them in the whole session of IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals will be suffering from lack of Indian pace battery as they have less experienced bowlers in their squads like Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan. Their best Indian pacer is Ishant Sharma but his capabilities in T20s are just limited for those slow-moving pitches in UAE. DC mostly relying on Mohit Sharma and Avesh Khan - who is young and inexperienced. However, Harshal Patel is a good option for them but he is a medium pacer who is suited for slow and low pitches of Delhi Capitals in this session of IPL 2020.
Bad Past Record:
Delhi Capitals had only qualified only two times in IPL history from the previous 12 editions and never reached to the finals of IPL yet. Their past record is not so impressive in the tournament so far, so they will be looking to break this losing streak. To gain momentum early in the upcoming tournament, Delhi Capitals must be eyeing to win their 3rd successive win over David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad tomorrow at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey (WK), Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, and Shreyas Iyer (C), Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, and Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Tushar Deshpande