The first game of Super Saturday in the second last weekend of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL), 2019 will take place between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The action will take place at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, which is the DC team's home ground. This is a must-win game for RR as DC has already qualified for the playoffs. However, Delhi will want to win their last league match of IPL 2019 in order to try and finish at the second spot. This will give DC an advantage to have two chances in the playoff round to make it for the final. The news from the centre is that RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and elected to bat first. Ish Sodhi and Krishnappa Gowtham will be playing today for Rajasthan as they replace Steve Smith and Jaydev Unadkat. DC vs RR, IPL 2019 Match 53 Preview: Delhi Capitals Look to Seal Top Spot in Playoff Against Rajasthan Royals
Last time when Delhi Capitals locked horns with Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, DC won that match by 6 wickets by easily chasing down the total of 191. Bad news for Delhi unit is that they will have to play the remaining IPL without purple cap holder Kagiso Rabada, who is back to South Africa due to an injury. Currently, RR is on 11 points and even if they win against DC in their upcoming game, they will not be assured of playing in the playoffs. Their qualification in next round will depend on Hyderabad defeat against Bangalore in today's second match along with with Mumbai victory over Kolkata in the last league match of IPL 2019. DC vs RR Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals Encounters!
Rajasthan had bad luck in the previous encounter against Bangalore where the match was reduced to 5 overs due to rain at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. When Rajasthan needed 22 from 10 balls while chasing the target of 63 in 5 overs, it started to drizzle again which led to the decision of match being called off. Therefore, Rajasthan had to share their points with Bangalore in the match no 49 of IPL 2019. Click here to follow live updates from DC vs RR Match IPL 2019.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Sanju Samson(w), Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas