Match 30 will be the second match of the second half of the tournament. This will see the clash of Delhi Capitals (DC) with Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Dubai International Stadium. Till now we have seen a smooth flow of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

DC have had a successful season till now, while RR had its share of ups and downs.

Team Composition
DC and RR, both have come up with their most balanced sides in the tournament, as of now. DC might see some turbulence, following Rishabh Pant’s injury, while RR might see some benefit after the inclusion of Ben Stokes in their playing eleven.

Current Form
The young guns of DC have been quite consistent in the tournament, while RR have tasted both wins and losses regularly. DC stand second on the table, while RR are currently on the sixth.

Head-to-head
Of the 21 clashes till now in IPL, DC have won ten matches, while RR have won eleven. In their recent clash on October 9, DC won against RR by 46 runs.

Weather and pitch report
The temperature will be on the higher side, around 35 degrees, with no chances of rain. The captain winning the toss will like to bat first and will assist the batsmen and the spinners. Anything total around 160-180 would be a challenging score.

Predicted 11
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.

Dream 11 players
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith (c), Shreyas Iyer- Dhawan and Shaw can open well. Smith can provide the momentum, while Iyer can go for the big shots when needed. Smith’s good form makes him the captain.
All-Rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Stokes- All the three all-rounders are excellent with the bat and can get the major breakthroughs with the ball.
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson- The wicketkeeper-batsman can play as per the situation, especially as an opener. 
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada (vc), Jofra Archer, Anriche Nortje- The pace battery comprising these three can restrict the opposition at quite a chasable score. Rabada’s expertise in death-bowling, along with a fine form, makes him the vice-captain.

Players to watch out for
Alex Cary: The wicketkeeper-batsman of Australia has been chosen following Rishabh Pant’s injury and will have to prove himself. Management will have a close eye at him.
Ben Stokes: After much wait, the England all-rounder is back to the squad. He will have to play a major responsibility to up his team in the points table.