The Rajasthan Royals will host the Delhi Capitals in the eleventh match of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Both teams have suffered recent losses and will be eager to win this match.
While RR captain Sanju Samson will seek to score heavily against Delhi, the DC faithful anticipate that Axar Patel will dismiss him early.
It promises to be an extremely thrilling battle.
Axar has twice dispatched Samson in 11 IPL contests.
Samson can establish the tone for RR’s middle order. His aptitude for recognizing limits and locating openings will be crucial.
According to ESPNcricinfo, in 11 IPL contests against the left-arm spinner Axar, Samson has scored just 67 runs off 60 deliveries at a strike rate of 111.66.
Axar has twice dispatched the RR captain, allowing three fours and two sixes in return.
The middle overs are dominated by both batsmen.
Samson has been one of the most destructive IPL middle-order batsmen (7-15 overs).
During this time period, he has scored 1,953 runs in 97 at-bats at a strike rate of 134.59.
In 121 innings, Axar has taken 68 wickets in the middle overs, making him the eighth-highest wicket-taker in this phase.
His average score is 31.19 (ER: 6.98).
Samson’s batting average against DC is 26.
Samson has faced DC in 15 IPL encounters, scoring 286 runs at an average of 26 per game.
He has a success rate of 138.83 percent and has smoked a fifty.
Samson has scored 3,623 runs in 140 IPL matches at a rate of 29.45. (100s: 3, 50s: 18)
Since IPL 2020, Samson has scored the most runs while batting at number three (1,179).
Axar has taken 12 wickets from RR.
Axar has a respectable IPL record against RR. He has taken 12 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 26.91.
He has a 7.17 economy against them.
Axar has taken 102 wickets in 124 IPL matches at an average of 30.6, with an economy of 7.27.
Axar has scored 1,187 runs with the bat in 90 IPL innings at a strike rate of 129.87.
Samson is approaching 3,000 hits for RR.
Samson scored 2,946 runs in 112 matches at the age of 30.06. He has scored the most runs for RR. He needs 54 runs to reach 3,000 IPL runs for RR, at which point he will become the tenth player in IPL history to score 3,000 or more runs for a single franchise.