Delhi and Bangalore, the two teams at the bottom of the points table, are all set to battle again this season. While Delhi Daredevils have already lost their playoff chance, the Royal Challenger Bangalore still see a ray of hope. RCB ought to win all their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs, thus their clash against DD is a must win. Find below the probable playing XI of DD vs RCB.
Overall: Matches – 19
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 13
Delhi Daredevils – 6
Punters Heavy On: RCB
The Daredevils will look forward to settle the score with the Royal Challengers at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
|Matches won batting first||30|
|Matches won bowling first||33|
|Average 1st Inns scores||163|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||148|
|Highest total recorded||231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
|Lowest total recorded||66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI|
|Highest score chased||214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL|
|Lowest score defended||118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Feroz Shah Kotla)
The wicket at Feroz Shah Kotla is a batsman’s paradise; although spinners will play a crucial part.
How do the teams stack up?
Delhi might like to try the opening partnership of Prithvi Shaw and Glen Maxwell again as Jason roy underperformed against SRH. The middle order looks stronger than ever with Rishabh Pant scoring his first IPL century last night. Shreyas Iyer who got run out against SRH will hope to score well. Harshal Patel played a brisk innings with the bat and did a fine job with the ball. There might be some interesting hanges in the bowling unit. Sandeep Lamichhane might come in to the spin attack with Shahbaz Nadeem. Liam Plunkett is likely to be replaced by Junior Dala.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a must win situation as they face Delhi. The RCB squad will work on their batting skills. Except for Virat Kohli, the rest of the batting lineup has blown hot and cold since the start of IPL 2018. AB de Villiers needs to step up and do his job right. Colin de Grandhomme has batted well at the lower middle order and looks good as a finisher. RCB’s bowling has evolved really well. Mohammed Siraj and Tim Southee toughen the pace attack while Yuzvedra Chahal bowls economically.
Predicted DD vs RCB Playing 11
DD : Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shahbaz Nadeem, Junior Dala, Trent Boult
Players to watch out for: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw
RCB : Parthiv Patel, Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Players to watch out for: Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme