Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers B’lore: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 46 will see Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Delhi Capitals won their last game against Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets. Rishabh Pant scored 78 runs in 36 balls to guide Capitals to the win. They are third in the IPL points table with 14 points.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won their last game against Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs. AB de Villiers scored 82 off 44 balls that played a pivotal part in Bangalore winning the game. They are eight in the IPL points table.

Form

Delhi Capitals – WWLWW

Delhi has had a great IPL season so far. Their recent form is great as well, having won four of their last five games. Although they have struggled at their home stadium this season. But they did manage to win their last home game against Kings XI Punjab. The team has a great balance of youth and experience.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – WLWWW

Bangalore has won four of their last five games. If they had shown this kind of form earlier in the season they might have qualified for the playoffs by now. They have only won four games so far this season and all have come in the last five games. One defeat will end their slim playoff hopes.

Stadium

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Probable Lineups

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Morris/Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube/Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee

Key Player

Rishabh Pant (DC)

Pant seems to be back in form after hitting a brilliant knock against Rajasthan last time out. He will be a key against Bangalore for Delhi. They will need him to play a blistering knock in death overs to help Delhi win this game.

AB de Villiers (RCB)

AB de Villiers has been in great touch lately. He will be key for Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla which has short boundaries. His innings will be decisive in determining the winner of the game.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Pant

Batsmen – deVilliers, Dhawan, Kohli, Ingram

All Rounder – Stoinis, Rutherford

Bowlers – Rabada, Saini, Mishra, Chahal

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