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IPL 2024 RR vs DC Best Playing 11 and Dream XI

Best friends Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant in focus as we look at IPL 2024 RR vs DC Best Playing 11 and Dream XI win big lineup for match 9. 

It’s match 9 of IPL 2024, and we have the clash of two best friends, Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant. Both were a part of the Delhi Capitals camp a few years back before Sanju Samson moved to Rajasthan Royals. Nevertheless, both teams are coming to this game with contrasting results. While Rajasthan Royals registered a win over Lucknow Super Giants, Delhi Capitals lost a close encounter against Punjab Kings. 

The match is scheduled at Jaipur, and Delhi Capitals will be playing their second Away match. Whereas Rajasthan Royals will be playing their successive home match. It is a great opportunity for Rajasthan Royals to maintain their winning streak. But at the same time, Delhi Capitals would want to stop them, and register their first win of the competition.

In terms of the pitch, expect another high-scoring encounter between the teams. Both teams have some amazing firepower, and if RR bat first, it will for sure be a high-scoring affair. So, what team combination will both teams adopt for the match? Well, let’s look at the IPL 2024 RR vs DC best playing 11 combination and a solid dream XI analysis for your reference.  

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 9 – RR vs DC

Where: Jaipur

When: March 28, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Batters: Kunal Rathore, Shimron Hetmyer (o), Shubham Dubey & Yashasvi Jaiswal

WKs: Dhruv Jurel, Donavon Ferreira (o), Jos Buttler (o), Sanju Samson (c) & Tom Kohler-Cadmore (o)

All-rounders: Abid Mushtaq, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Rovman Powell (o) & Tanush Kotian

Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Nandre Burger (o), Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Warrier, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult (o) & Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals Best Playing 11 vs DC

Rajasthan Royals started their campaign with a solid win over Lucknow Super Giants. The team had things sorted in terms of their batting-order as well as playing 11. Having batted first, RR played their subs game perfectly. They kept Rovman Powell in the subs, and were planning to play him only in case of emergency. The move helped them as Powell didn’t need to bat, and instead, Rajasthan played Nandre Burger as an extra bowler. 

The move worked because Rajasthan Royals batted first. But in case RR bowl first, it looks unlikely that RR will keep Powell in subs. They will have to play one between Nandre Burger and Rovman Powell. But with RR lacking batting depth, they most-likely will be playing Powell ahead of Nandre Burger. Five bowlers can still do the job, but playing only six batters is always a bad strategy.

IPL 2024 RR vs DC Best Playing 11 for Rajasthan Royals

  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  3. Sanju Samson (c&wk)
  4. Riyan Parag
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6. Dhruv Jurel
  7. Ravichandran Ashwin
  8. Avesh Khan
  9. Trent Boult
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal
  11. Sandeep Sharma 
  12. Rovman Powell (Best Impact Player)

RR Other Impact Players: Kuldeep Sen, Tanush Kotian, Shubham Dubey & Nandre Burger

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Delhi Capitals (DC)

Batters: David Warner (o), Harry Brook (o), Prithvi Shaw, Swastik Chhikara & Yash Dhull 

WKs: Abhishek Porel, Kumar Khushagra, Ricky Bhui, Rishabh Pant (c), Shai Hope (o) &Tristan Stubbs (o)

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Jake McGurk (o), Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh (o) & Sumit Kumar

Bowlers: Anrich Nortje (o), Ishant Sharma, Jhye Richardson (o), Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Pravin Dubey, Rashik Dar & Vicky Ostwal

Delhi Capitals Best Playing 11 vs RR

Delhi Capitals surprised everyone with their playing 11 in their first encounter vs RR. The team played a lot of youngsters in the form of Ricky Bhui, Abhishek Porel, and Sumit Kumar. Such was the playing 11 that Prithvi Shaw was left out, and DC played Shai Hope in their starting 11. In addition, DC opened with Mitchell Marsh and David Warner, unlike their usual Warner and Shaw combo.

DC could do all this because Anrich Nortje wasn’t available in the first match. But Anrich Nortje has arrived, and he will straight away get a go in the starting 11. But then who goes out? Well, one of Shai Hope or Tristan Stubss will sit out. Ideally, Stubbs should play ahead of Shai Hope, but since Hope had a better outing in the first match, and he also bats in the top-order, we should see Delhi Capitals persisting with Hope ahead of Stubbs.

In addition, Delhi Capitals are unlikely to play Prithvi Shaw as their opening combination seems fixed.  Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma suffered a leg injury in the first match, so with Ishant not available, Mukesh Kumar should definitely get a go in the starting 11. Hence, expect Delhi Capitals to keep Sumit Kumar as an impact substitute.

IPL 2024 RR vs DC Best Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals

  1. David Warner
  2. Mitchell Marsh
  3. Shai Hope
  4. Rishabh Pant (c&wk)
  5. Ricky Bhui
  6. Axar Patel
  7. Abhishek Porel
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Anrich Nortje
  10. Khaleel Ahmed 
  11. Mukesh Kumar
  12. Sumit Kumar (Best Impact Player)

DC Other Impact Players: Yash Dhull, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Vicky Ostwal & Pravin Dubey 

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for RR vs DC Match 9 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal & David Warner

Wks: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson & Rishabh Pant

All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh & Axar Patel

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal

CVC Choice: Jos Buttler & Yashasvi Jaiswal

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.

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