Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 30

In their previous encounter this season, the Delhi Capitals defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs.

Match Details:

The 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.


After winning three games in a row, the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) winning momentum was broken in the match against the Mumbai Indians (MI). They lost that game by 5 wickets and thus slipped to the second spot on the points table. The Capitals would be hopeful of bouncing back and reclaiming the top spot on the points table as they gear up to take on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their next match.

The Royals lost to the Capitals in the previous encounter this season by 46 runs. However, the win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last game was inspirational. They managed to bring back their derailed campaign on track and will be a confident unit going ahead. RR will want to keep the winning momentum going and make the competition even more interesting by winning this one.

DC vs RR Weather Report for Match 30:

The weather in Dubai will be conducive for a game of cricket. The temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius and there would be no interruptions.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Chasing gets quite difficult in Dubai. The pitch tends to slow down in the second innings and batting will become tougher. Thus far, only two teams which were chasing won the games at this venue.

Average first innings score:

179 (At this venue till Match 26)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 2, Lost – 8, Tied – 2

Injury and Availability News:

Rishabh Pant is injured and won’t be available for this encounter. Ishant Sharma is also ruled out of the tournament.

DC vs RR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje


Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler (wk), Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi


David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Robin Uthappa, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron

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DC vs RR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Kagiso Rabada is miles ahead of anyone else in the leading wicket-takers list. In 7 games thus far, the South African speedster picked up 17 wickets.

Shreyas Iyer is the leading run-scorer for the Delhi Capitals. He scored 245 runs at the halfway mark of the tournament at a strike rate of 138.

Even though he struggled in the last few games, Sanju Samson is still the leading run-scorer for the Rajasthan Royals. He scored 202 runs at an average of 29.

Ben Stokes missed out in the last match and scored just 5 runs. But that was the first match he was playing in a long while and hence the rustiness. He could bounce back hard in this game.

Steve Smith also struggled in the last few games just like Sanju Samson. He got out for just 5 runs against SRH but is a champion player and could be back at his best in this match.

Jofra Archer is the leading wicket-taker for the Rajasthan Royals. He has accounted for 9 wickets in 7 games at an economy rate of 6.82.

Anrich Nortje has done well in this edition of the tournament. He picked up 8 wickets so far and has a good economy rate of 7.21.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Ben Stokes, Shreyas Iyer

Vice-Captain Options – Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batters – Steve Smith (vc), Riyan Parag, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c)

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson

Batters – Steve Smith, Riyan Parag, Prithvi Shaw (vc), Shreyas Iyer

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (c), Axar Patel

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel

Expert Advice:

Steve Smith and Sanju Samson haven’t found their rhythm in the last 3-4 games. However, they are quality players and have the temperament to bounce back strong. You should pick them in your Fantasy sides.

Today’s DC vs RR Probable Winners:

Delhi Capitals are predicted to win the match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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