DC vs RCB: Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals will take on Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 22nd Match of the Indian Premier League 2021.
As both sides will be playing their first match at this venue, they would be looking to start on a winning note. While Delhi Capitals are coming from an emphatic Super Over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, faced their first defeat of the season against Chennai Super Kings.
After a stunning win in the Super Overs, Delhi Capitals is placed at the second spot in the IPL 2021 points table. They have eight points in their account and has won four matches out of five. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, is one spot lower with eight points. The only difference between both teams is their net run rate. While Delhi has a net run rate of +0.33, Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, has a NRR of +0.09.
Talking about the teams, Delhi Capitals have registered a hat trick of wins in their last games of the tournament. Their previous clash ended in a tie against Sunrisers Hyderabad where they eventually won in the Super Over. Delhi’s bowling all-rounder Axar Patel got fit after recovering from COVID-19 and bowled quite well against SunRisers Hyderabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, are coming to this game on the back of a 69-run loss against Chennai Super Kings. After winning four consecutive matches, RCB suffered a one-sided defeat against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. They might look to strengthen their batting and bring either Shahbaz Ahmed or Mohammad Azharuddeen in their side for Navdeep Saini.
As long as their head to head record is concerned, out of a total of 25 clashes between the two teams, Delhi has won 10 games and Bangalore has won 14 games while 1 game went result less.
DC vs RCB Match Details
- Match: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 22
- Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
DC vs RCB Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium will be a decent one for batting. If we go by what we witnessed in the first IPL match at the venue, the pitch is a touch on the slower side but there will be ample swing on offer to keep the bowlers interested.
However, with longer boundaries, singles and doubles will be crucial in the game. The dew could also play a major role. The team batting first should target a score around 170 to keep themselves in the game.
It is going to be an extremely hot evening in Ahmedabad with the temperature expected to hover around 42 degrees Celsius. However, there are no chances of rain and the match will go ahead without any rain interruptions. The humidity will be around 20 percent during the game.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad considering the last 5 matches played is 171 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
DC vs RCB Head-to-Head
Delhi Capitals & Royal Challengers Bangalore Form
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DC vs RCB Predicted Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav/Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
Bench: Anrich Nortje, Tom Curran, Vishnu Vinod, Chris Woakes, Ripal Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Aniruddha Joshi, Shams Mulani, Lukman Meriwala, Umesh Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Ishant Sharma/Lalit Yadav, Sam Billings.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini.
Bench: Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Daniel Sams, KS Bharat, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Sachin Baby.
Match Predictions For Match 22 – DC vs RCB
If Delhi Capitals Bowl First
- RCB Powerplay Score: 55-60
- RCB Overall Score: 175-195
Royal Challengers Bangalore wins the match.
If Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowl First
- DC Powerplay Score: 50-55
- DC Overall Score: 160-180
Royal Challengers Bangalore win the match.
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