|Match Date:||7th April , Sunday|
|Match Timing:||4:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||38,000|
|Match Venue:||M Chinnaswamy Stadium|
The Match 20 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Royal Challengers Bangalore welcome Delhi Capitals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The RCB side have had a poor IPL campaign this year, losing all their five opening matches. Although that doesn’t necessarily mean elimination from the tournament, what it does mean is that they will have to win all of the remaining matches, with a good run-rate.
Delhi Capitals too didn’t have a great season as well, losing two of their five games. As a result they are placed at the fifth position with four points.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals IPL match:
|Key Players in form||RCB- Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
DC- Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel
|Weather Conditions||34℃, 18% Humidity, Winds up to 10 km/hr. Mostly Cloudy.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four of the seven times last season.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, Batting-friendly pitch. High humidity and winds may affect bowling later in the evening.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 185
Highest Total (2018): 218/6 (RCB)
Last Match: RCB 205/3 | 206/5 KKR
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 85 m|
|Injury Updates||No major injuries on both the sides.|
|Home Advantage||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Head-to-Head||RCB 15- 06 DC ( 1 NR)|
|Form||RCB – L L L L L
DC– W L W L L
Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (WK), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Marcus Stoinis, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (Wk), Colin Ingram, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada.
RCB vs DC Dream11 Prediction
Things are not going Royal Challengers Bangalore’s way, no matter what they do. They have tried all the permutations and combinations, but to no effect. Their match against Mumbai Indians was marred by a controversial no-ball delivery that was never detected. On Friday against KKR as well, they were on road to the first victory only to concede a huge 53 runs in two overs. Although they can still make it to the play-offs, it may be a big call for the current RCB squad.
Terrible last four overs by RCB. Bowlers lost their nerve seeing Russell with bat in hand. Think they’ll be avoiding Kohli tonite
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 5, 2019
Delhi Capitals don’t have as bad a situation, but they still need to get things straight. In spite of boasting of an impressive batting lineup, it has failed to click off late. This was evident in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, when they bundled for only 129 runs on a batting home pitch of Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tewatia, and Colin Ingram all were dismissed for 5 runs.
RCB vs DC Head to Head
Traditionally, RCB have been the dominant force of the two, winning 15 matches as compared to DC’s 6 wins. They won 2018’s both the fixtures including a 6-wicket victory at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. AB de Villiers was the star of the evening after scoring an unbeaten 90. Virat Kohli has been a top performer against DC, having scored a combined 785 runs. Amongst bowlers, Yuzvendra Chahal with 12 wickets has been the top wicket taker.
Going by the form of both the teams, it seems that Royal Challengers Bangalore are better placed to win the fixture against DC. There is immense pressure and they have shown signs of revival of late. This will be their breakthrough match, hopefully.
RCB vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Colin Ingram, Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada.
RCB vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shreyas Iyer, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada.