Rajasthan Royals, also known as RR, is one of the original eight teams of IPL when it was inaugurated back in 2008. Rajasthan Royals were the first team to lift the IPL trophy, winning its opening season against the strong contenders Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by three wickets. However, since 2008, the Jaipur based cricket franchise is yet to win another final even after a decade. The RR team has reached the playoffs only three times until 2019. However, it should be considered that the team did not play in the IPL for two years – 2016 and 2017 because they were suspended under charges of spot-fixing and illegal betting. Though the squad includes some star players and legends like Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, and Shane Warne, their performance has always remained weaker than needed.
Another team that was a part of the original eight is Delhi Capitals, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils. The re-naming of the team represented its change of ownership, but even that did not help the team to reach the finals of IPL. That said, DD is the only IPL team, which is yet to reach the finals. Let us find out more about the friendly rivalry RR vs DC have had in the IPL so far.
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RR vs DC
Both RR and DC have had some good wins and some disappointing defeats as well in their IPL history. RR has managed to make a good comeback after their ban but that was still not enough. However, once the decision to replace Ajinkya Rahane as the captain with Australian cricketer Steve Smith (one of the, the team showed tremendous improvement in performance. They even managed to win 3 matches out of the remaining 5 they played. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer has also shown some extraordinary leadership qualities after taking over the reins of Delhi from Gautam Gambhir. With just one rank behind, RR does have a short journey to make to come out as a winner against DC. The RR vs DC competition is exactly what everybody is waiting for in IPL 2020. Let us hope it is all fun with action and entertainment
RR vs DC 2018
After a long wait of 2 years, the RR vs DD match in 2018 marked Rajasthan Royal’s return to their home ground the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. This return was even marked with the first rains of the ongoing season. After batting for 17.5 overs to reach their amazing 153, the heavens chose to open up at the wrong time. The rains halted the play for 2 hours after which Delhi Capitals came out to bat in damp conditions. The revised D/L target of 71 off six overs was given to DC, but they never managed to get it going. After a disappointing 60 for four by DC, RR owned their home game by 10 runs via the DLS method.
RR vs DC 2019
After the name and ownership change, Delhi Capitals came on strong in 2019 and climbed to the top of IPL after defeating Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets in Jaipur on a Monday night of April. Thanks to Ajinkya Rahane’s century and a 130-run partnership with Steve Smith, the hosts were able to pose a demanding target of 192 for DC. However, post entertaining half-centuries by Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, the visitors managed to cross the line with 4 balls to spare.
RR vs DC Match Prediction
The last match played between Rajasthan and Delhi was hosted in Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi wherein RR could not win the match even after winning the toss. After restricting Rajasthan at 115 for 9, Delhi Capitals chased down the runs in just 16.1 overs. Nevertheless, the victory did not come easy. They ended up losing 5 wickets in their chase which made their win a little difficult but anyhow they managed to end the game on a high.
RR vs DC Match Live
Both the teams have always had a friendly rivalry, but the fans show quite a cutthroat interest in the matches. Both the teams have had their fair share of scandals, which makes watching them live even more interesting. However, if you are not able to reach the ground in 2020 for any of the matches, then you always have the option of TV telecast. If due to unfortunate events, even that is not possible, you can always stream it online. With the internet, you do not have to miss even a single second of the action.
RR vs DC Head to Head
In the history of IPL’s 12 years, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have come face to face with each other 20 times. These 20 matches have been a ‘sitting on the edge of the seat’ experience for the viewers. Out of these matches, Rajasthan has managed to bag 11 wins while Delhi has won 9 matches so far. The rivalry started with RR being on the winning side, especially just before their ban. They had won 10 matched against DC out of the 16 played until 2015. However, after their comeback in 2018, they have been able to win just one home match against Delhi Capitals. The last 3 matches played between these teams have been owned by Delhi Capitals even during adverse weather conditions. DC dominated their home match on May 2, 2018, by a 50-run win. Even in 2019, they chased their targets with gusto and managed to win both the games. Captained by the young Indian player Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals have managed to lead their IPL journey impressively last year.
Games played: 20
Rajasthan Royals wins: 11
Delhi Capitals wins: 9
|2019||Delhi Capitals||5 Wickets||Delhi|
|2019||Delhi Capitals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2018||Delhi Daredevils||50 Runs||Delhi|
|2018||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs (D/L)||Jaipur|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||14 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Delhi|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||62 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Delhi|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||5 Runs||Delhi|
|2012||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2012||Delhi Daredevils||1 Run||Delhi|
|2011||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2010||Delhi Daredevils||67 Runs||Delhi|
|2010||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|2009||Delhi Daredevils||14 Runs||Bloemfontein|
|2009||Rajasthan Royals||5 Wickets||Centurion|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||109 Runs||Mumbai|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2008||Delhi Daredevils||9 Wickets||Delhi|