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RR vs DC – Today’s Dream11 Team Captain And Vice-Captain

As Rajasthan Royals(RR) will be embarking upon their second game in IPL 2021, they will be colliding with the likes of the runners-up of the preceding edition of the tournament, i.e., vs Delhi Capitals(DC). Capitals were off to a flying start against Chennai Super Kings that saw them hammering their way out to chase down a mammoth total without any ado. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw led the way for an exceptional chase which was capped off in the calmest of manners by the new skipper, Rishabh Pant.

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Rajasthan, on the contrary, ended up on the losing side despite being posting a dogged performance until the very end that saw their skipper Sanju Samson punching heroically above his weight. He blasted a blistering century at one end while the others stitched brief cameos which didn’t really come to the fore as the Royals fell short by four runs in the end. To aggravate their case, they were already short of their best bowler, Jofra Archer who has recently undergone surgery and was also detracted of their best hope in the fray, Ben Stokes, who was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a fractured finger.

However, when these two teams clash at Wankhede tomorrow, history won’t play any part in the game. It will be a mere onlooker, sneering at the face of the herculean acts which will be crafted by the players in the arena. Irrespective of the size of the cameo, what would actually matter is how much heart both the teams will be putting into the contest. If there is one vulnerability that is common with both sides, that is their bowling. Both the teams have leaked a lot of unnecessary runs and this will be a major factor that the respective managements will have to address.

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This is exactly where Delhi Capitals will have a solitary shaft of hope as their primary bowler, Kagiso Rabada will be available for selection. Anrich Nortje was ruled out of the next couple of games as he tested positive for Covid today. Hence, a lot will bank on the shoulders of Rabada who was the Purple Cap Holder in the last edition of the tournament.

In this piece, we will try and decode the captaincy and the vice-captaincy options for you in tomorrow’s game which will make your life easy when you choose the two best players of the side. However, please keep in mind that this is completely a perspective-based prediction and the results may not be accurate.

Here is why these will be the best captaincy and vice-captaincy choices for RR vs DC :

Captaincy: Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler did manage to get a start in the preceding game but failed to convert it into a biggie as Jhye Richardson bowled a peach to get rid of the big-hitting English batsman. However, we are all aware of the fact that Royals is a lot more dependent on Buttler given his big-hitting flair and the accuracy that he manages to garner while being in the middle.

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His recent T20 heroics against India will galvanise further hopes for the Royals. A dashing knock of 83 and 52 will act as a glaring reason for him to be picked up for captaincy. Another imperative reason that why he should be picked for captaincy, is his ability to strike those monumental boundaries. Other than the runs you score, each boundary that you smack gives you additional points and he is a lot more prone towards scoring in 4’s and 6’s, unlike his counterparts.

Vice-Captaincy: Rishabh Pant

The youngest captain for Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant has already showcased exemplary cricketing evolution from being a rookie to one of the most dependable cricketers in the echelons of any teams that he has played in. Delhi has been highly reliable on this young man and the pyrotechnics that he has swished over the years will inspire countless hopes upon the burly shoulders of the new captain.

Pant is an unorthodox southpaw who is extremely intelligent with the bat and can concoct ingenious and exotic strokes that compels the bowler to mull over his strategy even when he is bowling the best from his arsenal. His recent dynamics against Australia and England are a clear example of why he is one of India’s most aggressive customers. Also given his handy glovework, he is capable of effecting a couple of dismissals that add to his fantasy points which will be getting multiplied if you choose him as the vice-captain of your squad, thereby giving you a good hand to win in RR vs DC in IPL 2021.

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