Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli
Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli (Source: Twitter)

Today Delhi Capitals will face off Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first time in this IPL at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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In this match, both the teams will want to win and occupy first place in the Points Table as both the teams have 8 points in 5 matches and the winner of this match will take first place in the points table.

RCB lost its last match to CSK. This was also the first defeat of RCB in IPL 2021. Whereas Delhi Capitals won against SRH in a super over.

Delhi Capital’s team performance

Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 (Source: IPL/Twitter)

Led by captain Rishabh Pant Delhi Capitals is performing brilliantly this year. Team openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are performing brilliantly and giving the team a good start. Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant in the middle has given the team a balance.

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In the fast bowling department, Kagiso Rabada is getting his rhythm and uncapped Indian bowler Avesh Khan has impressed everyone with his performance this year.

Earlier team’s star spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn himself from IPL 2021 due to personal reasons. In such a situation, it will be in the hands of Akshar Patel and experienced leg-spinner, Amit Mishra, to take wickets in the middle overs.

RCB’s performance so far

Virat Kohli with Avesh Khan
Virat Kohli with Avesh Khan in IPL 2021 vs CSK (Source: IPL/Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore has also done amazing batting in all matches except in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. RCB captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are in great form this year. Maxwell and AB De Villiers are also performing wonderfully in middle.

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RCB’s fast bowlers Kyle Jameson and Mohammed Siraj are expected to perform better in this match. Except for that one over against Jadeja, Harsal Patel has also impressed everyone with his performance in all the matches so far.

In the spin department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar need to start taking wickets in middle overs for the team.

Pitch report

The batting did not look so easy in the last match played on Monday between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Spinners can play a vital role on this slow pitch

Also, fast bowlers can also get good help from this pitch because of dew at night. The team winning the toss may like to chase the target.

Match prediction

Delhi’s spin bowling is very strong and also better than RCB in this match. The batting of both teams is strong. But because Delhi Capitals have a better bowling department then Delhi Capitals have an edge over RCB in this match.

Predicted playing XI of RCB and DC

Royal Challengers Bangalore- Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Delhi Capitals- Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra.


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