Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals -The Intense Rivalry of IPL History

The rivalry between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) has always been intense and they have produced some really exciting matches in the IPL. Both the heavyweights from North India have attracted a large fan base from across the globe with some of the world’s top cricketers in their ranks.

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Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) had a fairly good start to the League where they qualified for the playoffs in the first two seasons. However, they lost track ever since and were the most inconsistent side in the League for years.

They changed their name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals in December 2018 and that move miraculously worked in their favour - they finished on top of the table in IPL 2019 to make it to the playoffs for the first time in 7 years and the Shreyas Iyer-led side continued their impeccable form in 2020 to make it to their maiden IPL final. However, they were unfortunate to miss out on their maiden IPL glory on both occasions.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) started the League on a very high note by not only finishing on top of the table after the group stage but also going on to win its maiden IPL title in the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 extravaganza itself in 2008. However, they have been deprived of the IPL glory ever since and they followed their successful campaign in 2008 by finishing in the bottom half of the points table in all of next four seasons (2009-2012). RR have even failed to manage to make it to the finals after 2008 after qualifying for the play-offs thrice in the remaining 10 seasons.

DC vs RR Head to Head

Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have faced each other in 24 games in total in the IPL history and have won 12 each. They have played some fiercely competitive games of cricket against each other.

Their competition started in 2008 that saw DC defeat RR in a one-sided game in the very first match that they played against each other. However, RR bounced back in the same season beating DC in both the second league game and then the semi-final.

There have been as many as four instances where RR have won all of their games against DC in the season (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) and DC have also managed to do the same equal number of times (2010,2012, 2019, 2020).

Year Played DC RR
2008 3 1 2
2009 2 2 1
2010 2 2 0
2011 1 0 1
2012 2 2 0
2013 2 0 2
2014 2 0 2
2015 2 0 2
2018 2 1 1
2019 2 2 0
2020 2 2 0
2021 1 1 0
Overall 24 12 12

Best Matches Between DC and RR in IPL

Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals have played a lot of close games against each other that have proven out to be cliffhangers. The first such nail-biting thriller took place in IPL 2012 where Delhi managed to get the better of RR by the barest of margins.

IPL 2012 – DD vs RR – DD won by 1 run

Batting first, Delhi Daredevils managed to post a below-par total of just 152/6 despite a brilliant half-century by Virender Sehwag. RR bowled beautifully to restrict DD to such a low score and were in complete command of the run chase after 18 overs with just 15 required off the last two overs and 9 wickets in hand. But Morne Morkel completely changed the momentum of the game in the penultimate over by giving away just 3 runs and dismissing Brad Hodge in his final delivery.

With 12 runs to defend in the final over, Umesh Yadav started off well and gave away just 2 runs in the first three deliveries before Ajinkya Rahane hit him for a six to narrow the equation down to 4 runs required off the last two deliveries. But with two required off the last ball, where they needed just one run to push the game into a super over, RR failed to score even a single run and DD registered an unlikely win by the narrowest of margins.

IPL 2013 – DD vs RR –RR won by 5 runs

Playing their first game of the season, Rahul Dravid’s well-made half-century powered Rajasthan Royals to a fighting total of 165/7 in their first innings. Dravid was well supported by Stuart Binny. But Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals) looked well on track to chase the target down easily with David Warner anchoring their run-chase. Delhi needed just 17 of the last two overs and with Warner still in the middle, it appeared to be a cakewalk for them. But a brilliant direct hit from Brad Hodge in the 19th over put an end to David Warner’s exceptional innings. Kevon Cooper was asked to defend 9 runs off the final over and did that extremely well by giving away just 3 runs and picking up 2 wickets in the 20th over to get RR home.

IPL 2015 – DD vs RR – RR won by 3 wickets with 0 ball to spare

Delhi Daredevils posted a decent total of 184/3 in the first innings with useful contributions from all of their top 5 batsmen. RR saw themselves in a comfortable position after 18th over on the back of Deepak Hooda’s maiden IPL half-century and they needed just 19 runs in the last two overs with 5 wickets in hand. But Imran Tahir dismissed both the set batsmen with his twin blows in the 19th over to reduce the equation to 12 runs required in the final over. With three needed in the final delivery of the game, Tim Southee hit Angelo Matthews for a four to secure a win for Rajasthan Royals in a last-ball thriller.

IPL 2020 and 2021

The DC vs RR IPL 2020 duels were both in favour of DC. The two teams met for the first time on October 9, 2020, when DC won by as many as 46 runs, and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/22 (4)) was pronounced the player of the match.

Only five days after that, the teams locked horns one more time. DC was the winner again, although only by 13 runs, meaning RR provided stiffer resistance. DC’s Anrich Northe was the player of the match with 2/33 (4).

The DC vs RR IPL 2021 duels were more exciting. RR got their revenge on April 15, 2021, winning by three wickets (two balls left). The player of the match title went to Jaydev Unadkat (3/15 (4) & 11* (7)).

The two teams met again on September 25, 2021, and DC was dominant this time, winning by 33 runs. Shreyas Iyer (43 (32)) received the player of the match award.

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals have been around since the beginning of the Indian Premier League. When you examine some of the DC records, we can see that the team has played 211 matches from 2008 to 2021, with 96 wins and 113 losses. In other words, the team has an overall win percentage of 45.50%.

According to DC stats, the team’s most successful years were 2012, 2019, and 2020. In 2012 and 2019, they made it to the playoffs and finished third, and in 2020, the team managed to become a runner-up, their most successful year to date.

But what about the DC IPL 2022 team? As you can see, the team has been performing rather well lately. They managed to finish as runners-up in 2020, and there’s a heavy burden placed on DC players’ chests, as many expect them to win in the upcoming season.

Like with every other team, there are certain unexpected setbacks, and in the case of the Delhi Capitals, this was Prithvi Shaw’s failure of a Yo-Yo test, a fitness test that shows how physically fit cricket players are. A report in PTI showed that Shaw scored less than 15 on the test, and men in sports are required to score 16.5 to pass it.

Delhi Capitals have made it to the playoffs in the last three seasons despite minor setbacks and are expected to do the same in 2022. Some cricket fans believe the theory that the team started winning after changing the name from Delhi Daredevils. It’s a superstitious thing, but the numbers say the team started performing much better after the name change.

The DC auction 2022 went pretty well, as the team bought 20 players, including some stars, such as Mitchel Marsh, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and David Warner. During the auction, the available salary cap for Delhi Capitals was Rs. 47.50 crore, and DC decided to retain four players, including Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, and Anrich Nortje.

The team’s captain for the upcoming season will be Rishabh Pant, and he will lead a pretty talented squad in its first match against Mumbai Indians, which will take place on March 27 at Brabourne Stadium.

Because of their great recent performances, Delhi Capitals are currently regarded as the second most likely candidate to win the IPL.

Rajasthan Royals

According to the official RR IPL data, RR has played 178 matches since 2008. The team has played fewer matches than Delhi Capitals because it was suspended in 2016 and 2017 after a spot-fixing and betting scandal broke out, and the team was denied entry in the IPL for two years.

The official RR IPL stats show that the team has managed to win 86 and lose 87 matches, meaning the winning percentage was at 48.31%.

Moreover, we took the liberty to browse through RR IPL records to learn more about the team’s history. Unfortunately, things only went downhill after the inaugural year, when Rajasthan Royals became the first official champion of the IPL. The team reached the playoffs in 2013, 2015, and 2018. Unfortunately, it didn’t go past the group stage after that.

The best result after winning the IPL 2008 was in 2013, when the team ended up in the third position, with 11 games won and seven lost.

In 2019, RR played 14 games, with five wins, eight losses, and one tie. A similar thing happened in 2020, with six wins and eight losses. All in all, things started going south after the suspension.

Rajasthan Royals have a huge task in IPL 2022 — to return the team’s former glory and make it shine once again. At the moment, going beyond the group stage would be a decent RR IPL record, and many RR players are working hard on getting this done.

The RR auction 2022 was fruitful for the RR franchise, as it acquired 21 players, among them Daryl Mitchell, Tent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, and Yuzvendra Chahal. The salary cap was Rs 62 crore, and the franchise spent 28 crore on retaining three players — Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Jashasvi Jaiswal

The good news is that the RR IPL stats for individual players look pretty optimistic, with some talented players in the squad, including Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, and more.

According to 10CRIC and many other bookies, Rajasthan Royals are the third most likely candidate to win the 2022 IPL, with only Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in front of them, so it’s going to be an exciting season.

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