Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils – Match 52 – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

After a convincing victory over Pune Warriors India in their last match, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on eight placed Delhi Daredevils (DD) in yet another home match. The match 52 of IPL 6 will be played on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur at 4 PM IST. There is another match later in the day which is between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

RR is currently placed at the fourth position with seven wins out of 11 matches played till now and have been quite consistent. Their batting has been superb with the skipper Rahul DRavid coming to party in last match with a superb half century after quite some time after some good show in the beginning. Ajinkya Rahane also played superbly and scored 67 off 48 balls and gave a good stand to skipper with 98 run opening stand. Both batsmen have scored more than 30 runs each in this season and look pretty solid. Shane Watson has been also in great touch and has scored 354 runs from just 9 matches and is sixth in highest run getters in this season. Stuart Binny played another superb cameo in the end scoring 32 off just 13 balls helping the team to win the match. The other batsmen have performed when required and have been decent. The bowling has also been pretty good in the season though they went for quite a few runs in their last match against Pune. James Faulkner has taken 17 wickets from 9 matches at an economy of 6.17 and would look to continue the form in this match as well. Kevon Cooper has been also taking wickets at regular intervals. Siddharth Trivedi and Ajit Chandalia have been economical.

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

DD has a very slim chance of making it into play-offs and they will have to win all the matches and with the biggest possible margin to make it to the next level. The last match was a disaster for the team when they got all out for just 80 runs inspite of players like Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene and David Warner in the top. David Warner has been superb in batting and has scored 347 runs and features in top 10 batsmen of this season currently. The other two batsmen have not fired consistently and this has cost the team its matches. The team has quite a few good all-rounders such as Johan Botha, Irfan Pathan and Jeevan Mendis but none of them have been really impressive and have failed to play to their potential. In bowling, Umesh Yadav has been the pick of the bowlers with 13 wickets in 11 matches. Other bowlers Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem have performed in patches.

Our Prediction

RR would like to win this match to consolidate its position and ensure that they get into playoffs as early as possible. Also their record in home has been superb till now with six wins out of six games played in this season. DD has been pathetic and has been in the worst form and will have to play extremely superb to win this match which looks a little difficult. So RR is our favorite to win this match at their home.

Winner: Rajasthan Royals, 1.67 @ William Hill