Delhi vs Rajasthan Head to Head Stats
Delhi and Rajasthan are two teams with contrasting fortunes in the Indian T20 league. Rajasthan won the first-ever edition of the league back in 2008 and would consistently reach the playoffs.
However, their form has dipped since the 2019 season. Meanwhile, the Delhi team has become a genuine contender since 2019, thanks to the mega auctions of the league. They also reached the finals in 2020 and will be one of the league’s favourites for the 2022 edition.
In this article, we will look at the rivalry between these two teams.
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Delhi vs Rajasthan: Head-To-Head Record
Matches between Delhi and Rajasthan are the most evenly-balanced ones across the Indian T20 league. Both teams have won 12 games each.
Delhi and Rajasthan first faced off on April 18, 2008. Rajasthan managed only 129/8, and Delhi chased down the total in 15.1 overs with nine wickets to spare. However, the Rajasthan team made a remarkable comeback that season. They trashed the Delhi team by 105 runs in the semi-finals, bowling them out for just 87 in reply to their 192 runs.
Both Delhi and Rajasthan have a success rate of 50% each in their head-to-head clashes.
Delhi vs Rajasthan Top Performances in Batting
Following are the list of batsmen from either side who have scored the most number of runs in Delhi vs Rajasthan matches:
1) Ajinkya Rahane
India’s middle-order test batsman and former Rajasthan captain, Rahane, has amassed 611 runs for Rajasthan in matches against Delhi. Rahane also has three 80-plus scores against the Delhi team.
2) Rishabh Pant
The Indian national team’s first-choice wicket-keeper and Delhi’s current captain, Pant, has a total score of 300 runs for Delhi against Rajasthan.
3) Virender Sehwag
Former T20 and ODI World Cup winner Sehwag had scored 295 runs for Delhi against Rajasthan before moving to the Punjab team.
The following are the highest-scoring performances from either Delhi or Rajasthan in head-to-head games.
1) Ajinkya Rahane
Rahane has an impressive record of the three highest individual scores in these head-to-head contests. He made a solid 105* against Delhi on April 22, 2019. The knock came from 63 deliveries, with 11 fours and three over-boundaries. However, Delhi chased down the 192 run target in the last over.
On May 3, 2015, Rahane’s 91 in 54 balls, at the top of the order, sealed a 14-run win over Delhi. On April 29, 2012, he scored his third-highest score of 84 at a slower rate of 63 deliveries due to the trickiest pitch. Rajasthan fell agonizingly short of the total, losing by just one run.
2) AB de Villiers
AB de, or ‘Mr. 360’, as he is popularly known, scored a 55-ball 79 on May 16, 2009.
His innings was magnificent since the pitch was a bowler’s paradise. His batting performance led Delhi to a 14-run win.
Delhi vs Rajasthan Top Performances in Bowling
Following are the bowlers from either side who have scalped the most number of wickets in Delhi vs Rajasthan contests.
1) Amit Mishra
One of the best spinners of the Delhi team and former India player, Mishra, has scalped 20 wickets in these contests.
2) Farveez Maharoof
Former Sri Lanka national team player Maharoof grabbed 11 wickets for Delhi against Rajasthan. He reached this mark in six matches.
3) Kagiso Rabada, Shane Watson, and Jaydev Unadkat.
South Africa’s Rabada grabbed nine wickets for Delhi against Rajasthan. Meanwhile, Australian all-rounder, Watson scalped nine wickets in eight games for Rajasthan against Delhi. Former Indian team pacer Unadkat also has the same number of wickets to his name.
1) Pawan Negi
Negi, a first-class division bowler from India, grabbed four wickets for just 18 runs against Rajasthan on April 30, 2012. Delhi easily chased down the target of 142 with 28 balls to spare.
2) Umesh Yadav
Umesh’s excellent spell of four wickets for 24 runs restricted Rajasthan to 165 on April 5, 2013. However, the Indian test bowler’s efforts were not enough, as Delhi fell short by five runs.
3) Imran Tahir
Tahir – one of South Africa’s most prolific spinners ever—took four wickets for 28 for Delhi against Rajasthan. The match took place on April 11, 2015. However, Tahir did not receive much bowling support from his teammates, and Rajasthan chased down the 185 run total of the last ball of their innings.
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
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