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IPL 2020 Match 30 – Delhi Capitals VS Rajasthan Royals Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The 30th match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between the Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. Both these teams are on the opposite ends of the league table, with DC sitting pretty in second place, while the Royals are languishing in 7th place. As we turn to the business end of the season, this is a must-win game for both these sides. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by LeoVegas India

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • RR to win the match @2.15
  • RR to hit the most sixes @2,10
  • DC to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rabada to be DC’s top wicket-taker @3.25.
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History

Rajasthan Royals won the first ever IPL title in 2008, but have struggled ever since, while Delhi have never even reached the final, and are on an inspired quest for their first every title win. These two teams have played each other 21 times, with RR winning 11 of those, and DC winning the other 10. Earlier this season, DC managed to grab an impressive victory against a struggling RR side, and are looking good to continue their form for now.

Team News

The Delhi Capitals won their opening two matches to get off to the perfect start, and were top of the table before they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they regained momentum and went on to win a hattrick of games. Their batting top order looks fairly consistent, with notable contributions from at least two of the top order batsmen in every game so far, followed by some big hitting by the likes of Stoinis and Hetmyer after them. The bowling looks very good, however, with very economical spells by the spinners and a brilliant pace partnership between Rabada and Nortje. DC lost their previous match to MI by a narrow margin and are currently 2nd with 5 wins in 7 matches. A couple of key injuries to Amit Mishra and Rishabh Pant is a very worrying sign, however.

Rajasthan Royals started IPL 2020 with a bang, winning their first 2 matches in dramatic fashion, scoring over 400 runs in the process. Their top order has been fairly consistent while Jofra Archer has been absolutely brilliant with the bat as well as ball. The return of Ben Stokes will make them an even more formidable unit. They had lost 4 matches in a row, but came back brilliantly against SRH to move up to 6th in the table.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Delhi Capitals are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.70 as per LeoVegas, which is not surprising considering they are one of the most impressive sides this season, while the Royals have struggled, especially with their bowing. RR are 2.15 to win this match, which has been boosted by the return of their maverick all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Top Team Batsman

Jos Buttler is still the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.75.  He was their top scorer as they succumbed to a disappointing defeat to MI. His opening partner Sanju Samson has odds of 4.50, while the dependable Steve Smith also has odds of 4.50. The return of Ben Stokes has made him the second-favourite at 4.00, as per LeoVegas.

Shikhar Dhawan is, as usual, the favourite to be Delhi’s top batsman in this match with odds of 3.50. His opening partner Prithvi Shaw also has odds of 3.50 after his impressive innings in the second match, while captain Shreyas Iyer has odds of 3.75, after his blistering knock against KKR propelled them to 227.

Highest Opening Partnership

DC are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, as their openers are more consistent than RR. The Royals have experimented with 4 different openers so far, with mixed results, while DC seem to have a more proper game plan.

Top Team Bowler

South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is in brilliant form of late, and is DC’s favourite to be the top bowler, at 3.25. He is also the current purple cap holder. He is followed by compatriot Nortje at 4.00.

On the other hand, Jofra Archer is the favourite to be the top bowler from RR at 3.50, followed by all-rounder Tom Curran at 4.33 and Tye at 5.00.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 329.5 runs in this match are 1.67, as per LeoVegas. This seems highly achievable as both these teams have enough firepower to get some big scores, as only 165 per team is the required average score.

Individual Player Betting

  • Prithvi Shaw to score more than 25.5 runs has odds of 1.87 as per LeoVegas , which is a tempting bet as he would like to give a quick start to his team. Buttler to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.87 as well , which is also a tempting bet as he would like to establish himself as RR’s top batter. .
  • Both these teams are equally poised at 2.10 to hit the most sixes in this match. This is because they both have a number of players who can clear the ropes. Buttler, Samson, Stokes, Tewatia and Archer from RR while both the openers and Stoinis from DC.
  • Kagiso Rabada to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00 which is a given with his form, while Archer to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.20, which is attractive as he can snap up powerplay wickets.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • RR to win the match @2.15
  • RR to hit the most sixes @2,10
  • DC to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rabada to be DC’s top wicket-taker @3.25.

FAQ

Why should I bet on RR to win this match at 2.15?
RR are currently struggling in 7th place in the league table, having lost 4 of their last 5 matches. However, the return of Ben Stokes seems to have revitalized the squad, and they snatched a very impressive victory against SRH in their previous match, so we expect them to continue that momentum against an injury-hit DC side, who are missing a very consistent player in Rishabh Pant.
Why should I bet on RR to hit the most sixes at 1.90 ?
RR have more batsmen capable of clearing the ropes, with both their openers as well as some solid big hitters in the lower middle order such as Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Sanju Samson and even Jofra Archer.
Why should I bet on Rabada to be the top bowler for DC at 3.25 ?
Kagiso Rabada is probably the greatest bowler of all time in the IPL. He is the current purple cap holder with 15 wickets in 6 matches, 4 clear of the second-highest wicket taker, at an average of 12.33. He has taken 2 or more wickets in the last 12 consecutive matches that he has played, which is a record.

Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is fairly balanced with 2 wicket-keepers, 3 batsmen, 3 all-rounders and 3 bowlers.

Wicket Keeper – Sanju Samson

Jos Buttler is the favourite to be the top RR batsman at 3.75, and hence we have included him over Alex Carey. He can utilize the powerplay for his six-hitting abilities. We also have Sanju Samson who is now due a big innings after an explosive start in the beginning.

Batsmen

We have chosen 3 of DC’s top batsmen in our squad, as we expect them to assimilate plenty of runs. Prithvi Shaw has been in decent form with his starts, while Rahane is a consistent batsman who will be looking to provide runs in Pant’s absence. Skipper Iyer is a force to be reckoned with in the middle.


All-Rounders

We have picked 3-all-rounders for our squad in Ben Stokes, Axar Patel and Rahul Tewatia. Stokes is a premium all-rounder who can bat up the order as well, while Tewatia and Axar are quality spinners who can contribute with the bat.

Bowling

Our bowling line-up is led by Rabada (3.25 to be SRH’s top bowler), who is in exceptional form. We have also chosen Jofra Archer and Nortje for a lethal pace bowling trio.

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