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Royal Challengers B’lore vs Delhi Capitals: Match Preview

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IPL’s Match number 20 will bring Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals against each other.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be more heartbroken by their last defeat than the first four combined. It will be interesting to see how they will respond to that defeat against Delhi Capitals today.

Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, were deservedly beaten by a lethal Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although they shouldn’t lose confidence after that performance, their only cause of concern is that their middle order batsmen failed to perform again.

Form

Royal Challengers Bangalore – LLLLL

RCB finally looked to be closing on a win against Kolkata Knight Riders before Russell’s blizzard knock blew those hopes away. It’s hard to see them qualifying for the next stage after losing all of their five opening games. The only positive they had from last game was Kohli and De Villiers seems to be back in form.

Delhi Capitals – WLWLL

Delhi Capitals has been inconsistent with their performances on the field and results likewise. They just don’t seem to build up a momentum. Unlikely lost against Kings XI Punjab must have hurt their confidence at a bit. This team need to start performing collectively and experienced players like Dhawan need to contribute more.

Stadium

Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Possible Line-ups

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv(wk), Kohli(c), De Villiers, Hetmyer, Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Southee, Siraj/Yadav, Chahal, Navdeep Saini.

Delhi Capitals

Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer(c), Pant(wk), Ingram, Axar Patel, Morris, Tewatia, Rabada, Lamichhane/Boult, Ishant Sharma/Mishra.

Key Players

AB De Villiers (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore need this guy more than anyone else right now. If he had stayed on the wicket for 10 balls more Bangalore might have scored 30 runs more. His presence on wicket impacts opponent captain’s strategies. Mr.360 looks to be back on fire and Royal Challengers Bangalore need him all guns blazing.

Rishabh Pant (DC)

Bangalore wickets looks like one where we can expect something big from this lethal batsman. Besides his innings in the opening game against Mumbai Indians Pant has missed out on all other occassions. Chinaswamy wicket will assist batsmen of Pant’s quality and he can make a big difference for Delhi here. He might probably do a Russell here, will he?

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Pant

Batsmen – Shaw, Kohli, De Villiers, Ingram

All Rounders – Morris, Stoinis, Tewatia

Bowlers – Rabada, Chahal, Southee.

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