Delhi Capitals (DC) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both the teams are in a good position and will like to climb up to the table.
DC are now at the second position having a better net run rate than RCB. the team have beaten SRH in the super over and have positive momentum. The venue helps fast bowlers and they have plenty of super-fast bowlers in the team. They will be looking to win this match today.
After 4 wins in 4 matches, RCB lost against CSK in their last outing in Mumbai. The batting lineup totally collapsed while chasing a total of 191. This team has many power hitters but the momentum is lost. But they will be looking to come back strong in this match.
Ashwin has taken a break to be with his family in this Covid pandemic situation. No doubt it is a serious blow for the team. But the return of Axar and his performance in the last match was impressive. Amit Mishra will be joining him in the spin section.
Steve Smith is not scoring runs with a huge strike rate but he is trying to hold one side and allowing others to play big shots. Lalit Yadav is an interesting discovery this year. He is playing good cricket overall.
The form of Rabada is concerning for the team. They gave Axar to bowl in the super over last night. Anrich Nortje is still on the bench waiting for his turn.
Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa left the squad and return home. So RCB will face a lack of options in overseas quota. Both the players were crucial for the team as this a marathon tournament.
The team is playing well. Dan Christian could,t perform well in previous matches. Daniel Sams may be brought into the playing XI. Finn Allen is also a good hitter. He is also waiting for his turn.
The bowlers are doing pretty well. Devdutt Paddikal is in good touch. ABD and Maxwell will be looking to bat deeper.
DC vs RCB-Match Details:
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Time: April 27, 2021, at 7:30pm IST
DC vs RCB-What to expect:
The pitch will be fresh and will help the fast bowlers. There may not be a swing that much but the ball can skid due to the dew. The ball will come nicely to the bat. Spinners will get trouble in the second innings.
Winning the toss teams will like to chase. A total of 160+ runs will be good to defend.
Probable XI of DC:
The team has to do a forced change as Ashwin is not available. Lalit Yadav may replace him. Anrich Nortje may replace Rabada. But that will be a hard call for the team.
The opening pair is doing well. Smith and Rishabh are also in good shape. Avesh Khan is impressive with fast bowling. Axar and Amit will be the spinners.
DC team against RCB: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.
Probable XI of RCB:
There may not be many changes on this side as well. Devdutt and Virat will remain the opening pair. Dan Christian may be replaced by either Daniels Sams or Finn Allen.
Shahbaz Ahmed can replace Navdeep Saini. Siraj, Harshal, and Jamieson are doing pretty good with the ball. Washington needs to improve his batting.
RCB team against DC: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Dan Christian/Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.