After 58 matches in the ongoing IPL 2022, only one team has made it to the playoffs so far. Barring Mumbai Indians, the remaining eight are still theoretically in the mix. On Wednesday night, the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals put themselves in the mix with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals.
It was a solid performance from DC, but one that has followed its devotion to batting – two performances are signs of how their season has progressed so far – troubled by inconsistency. But Delhi will win – their sixth in 12 attempts, which has now taken their total to 12 points, but that hasn’t bothered the standings as they remain in fifth place.
RR, who have now lost five of their 12 matches, are stable in third place.
Jos Buttler recorded a rare single-digit total in the ongoing season as he was dismissed for 7 after RR was put to bat first. He had scored 116 in his previous outing against DC but his threat was quickly neutralized on Wednesday. However, the RR opener continues to top the list of top run-getters with 625 runs in 12 innings.
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A certain David Warner continues to quietly climb up the ranks and has now moved up to third on the list, thanks to an unbeaten 52 off 41 against RR. The Australian team now has 427 runs in 10 innings and is just 32 runs away from second-placed KL Rahul.
Purple cap stays on Yuzvendra Chahal’s head but for how long? He took just one wicket against DC, taking his total to 23 in 12 matches. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Oneindu Hasaranga has taken 21 wickets in 12 matches and is second on the list.
DC’s Kuldeep Yadav remained wicketless in the competition but maintained his third position which he shared with Punjab Kings’ Kagiso Rabada as both have taken 18-18 wickets so far.