An in-form Rajasthan Royals (RR) will square off against an upbeat Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in match 34 of IPL 2022. The match will be played on Friday, April 22, starting from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: IPL 2022 standings

Rajasthan Royals are third in the IPL 2022 standings with eight points from six matches and a net run rate of +380.

Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, are placed sixth with six points from six matches. However, a win will take them to the third spot as their net run rate of +0.942 is the best in the tournament at this stage.

Both teams are coming into the match on the back of impressive performances in their last game. While RR snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Kolkata Knights Riders to win by seven runs. DC thrashed Punjab Kings by nine wickets on Wednesday. 

RR vs DC odds for IPL 2022

  • Dafabet: Rajasthan Royals 1.83, Delhi Capitals 2.05
  • Bet365: Rajasthan Royals 1.80, Delhi Capitals 2.00
  • 10Cric: Rajasthan Royals 1.80, Delhi Capitals 2.00
  • Parimatch: Rajasthan Royals 1.79, Delhi Capitals 1.99
  • 1xBet: Rajasthan Royals 1.86, Delhi Capitals 2.06

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals head-to-head

Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have gone head-to-head on 24 different occasions in the IPL and both teams share the spoils with 12 wins each.

Last season, RR won the first meeting between the two teams by three wickets but Delhi Capitals came out on top in the second meeting by 33 runs.

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals probable playing XI

Rajasthan Royals: Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (captain and wicket-keeper), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (captain and wicket-keeper), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Sarfaraz Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals top picks

RR: Jos Buttler has been in phenomenal form this season for the inaugural champions in IPL 2022, having scored 375 runs in six innings so far at an average of 75 and a strike rate of over 150. The Englishman already has two tons and also two half-centuries this season and will be vital for RR upfront against the variations of Mustafizur Rahman and Khaleel Ahmed.

In the bowling department, India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been in top form this season. In the last game against KKR, Yuzvendra Chahal also took a fifer which included a hat-trick at a time when KKR were cruising to victory. Yuzvendra Chahal also holds the purple cap at this stage of the season with 17 wickets at an average of 10.35.

DC: The power-packed trio of Prithvi Shaw (217 from six matches), David Warner (191 from four matches), and Rishabh Pant (144 from five innings) have scored more than half of the runs for their side this season and hence Delhi Capitals’ superior net run rate. However, DC will look for better contributions from Lalit Yadav and Rovman Powell in the middle order.

Kuldeep Yadav, with 13 wickets from six matches, is the second-highest wicket-taker so far in the IPL 2022 and pacer Khaleel Ahmed has been effective upfront with 10 wickets at an average of 14.30.

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2022 prediction

Rajasthan Royals are the bookies’ favourite for the match in Friday’s encounter with Joss Buttler at the top, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer in the middle and Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult in the bowling department giving Rajasthan Royals an unmatched depth. Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, have a lot of power in their batting and can run over any sort of target on their given day.

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

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