13 Oct 2020: IPL: A look at Ben Stokes' performance vs Delhi Capitals
Notably, the Shreyas Iyer-led side handed RR a 46-run victory in first game this season.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Ben Stokes will play his second game of the season after he made his maiden appearance in the game against Mumbai Indians.
Let us analyze his IPL performance against DC.
Stats: How he fares against DC
In the IPL, Stokes has scored 640 runs from 35 games at an average of 22.06, including two 50+ scores (100s/50s - 1/1).
He also owns 26 wickets at 31.34.
Against Delhi Capitals, he has tallied 60 runs at a strike-rate of 115.38 and taken two wickets from five games.
This tally also comprises 3 sixes and 5 fours.
Numbers: Stokes yet to fire against DC
Despite his monumental stature, Stokes is yet to register his maiden fifty against Delhi Capitals.
So far, his scores against them read as - 2 (5), 33 (25), 16 (12), 1 (2), and 8 (8).
In the middle overs (7-15), he carries a strike-rate of 105.56, having amassed 38 runs from four matches.
He would want to improve his record against DC.
Battles: Stokes versus DC bowlers
Stokes is relatively new to the Delhi Capitals bowlers.
As of now, Ben Stokes has managed to score 18 runs off 13 balls by Axar Patel, while Patel has dismissed him once.
He has also smashed Ravichandran Ashwin for 12 runs (7) and hasn't been dismissed.
Meanwhile, he is yet to face the dangerous Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in the tournament.
DC vs RR: What to expect?
With five wins in seven games, the Delhi Capitals are eyeing a ticket to playoffs, while Rajasthan Royals recently bounced back in the tournament against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Although DC are certainly the favorites for the impending encounter, RR can give them a tough competition.
Interestingly, Stokes opened in RR's last game against SRH.
He will have a pivotal role against DC as well.