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IPL 2021 Phase 2 DC vs RR: Preview, head-to-head, and sponsors

DC has acquired the first spot whereas RR has occupied the fifth position in the IPL standings.

In the 36th match of VIVO IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals will be taking on Rajasthan Royals on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi at 3:30 PM IST. 

Rajasthan Royals will be heading into this fixture on the back of a thrilling victory against Punjab Kings on Tuesday, they have currently acquired the fifth spot in the IPL standings with eight points in eight games. Kartik Tyagi’s stellar performance earned two crucial points for the Rajasthan-based franchise. The one-time IPL winner will count on the young pacer Tyagi along with their extensive batting line-up which includes Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror and Yashasvi Jaiswal for yet another emphatic victory.

Delhi Capitals have occupied the number one position in the IPL standings with 14 points in nine games. They will also be looking to continue their form as they are heading into this fixture on the back of an eight-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. DC will be looking to grab their second win of phase 2 and stay atop the points table.

Head-to-Head: 

Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals have faced each other on 23 occasions, the former won 12 times while the latter emerged victorious on 11 occasions. 

In their last encounter, which took place earlier this year in April, RR won the game by three wickets. 

Team News:

Delhi Capitals – DC will be without their left-arm spin-bowler Manimaran Siddharth due to injury. England’s all-rounder Chris Woakes chose to withdraw his name from the second phase. The IPL 2020-runners up announced Ben Dwarshuis as a replacement for Chris Woakes. 

Rajasthan Royals – RR will be missing out on the services of Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Butler, and Andrew Tye. Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas, and Tabraiz Shamsi have been announced replacements for the absentees. 

TV and LIVE streaming details:

TV- Star Sports Network 

OTT- Disney+ Hotstar 

Sponsors:

Rajasthan Royals – The Principal sponsors of RR are Reliance Jio, KEI Wires & Cables, BKT, Red Bull, and Expo 2020 Dubai. 

Delhi Capitals – The Principal sponsors of Delhi Capitals are JSW, Apollo Steel Tubes, Ebixcash, and Reliance Jio. 

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