BLR vs DC Prediction: Punjab Kings thrashed Chennai Super Kings as they eased past their score of 134/6 yesterday. Faf du Plessis continued his fine form with 76 off 55 balls, but KL Rahul responded with even greater performance (98 off 42). In the evening, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals faced off in a crucial match. On a tough track, KKR batted first and produced 171/4 thanks to a superb opening combination between Shumbman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. In response, the Royals were skittled out for only 85 runs.
We have another doubleheader in-store today. Both games will start at the same time. Royal Challengers and Delhi Capitals face off in Dubai in the second game. For RCB to finish in the top 2, they need to defeat DC by 163 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals
Match 56, Indian Premier League
8 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
BLR vs DC Head to Head: Bangalore have the upper hand in this fixture with 15 wins in contrast to Delhi Capitals’ 10 victories.
DC – 60%
BLR – 40%
It will be interesting to see what teams the two teams field in a match of little consequence. They might rest some key players for this match. RCB are very top-heavy and DC have the arsenal to dislodge them. That being said, RCB are marginal favorites if you believe the betting sites.
Bet365: BLR: 1.8; DC: 2.00
We are tipping Virat Kohli to come good in this game. He has been getting out cheaply in recent matches and is due a good innings. He has 362 runs in 13 innings at an average of 30.
Daniel Christian can be a shrewd pick. He is consistently picking up wickets. Also, he is quite handy with the bat and is being promoted up the order.
Avesh Khan has been the biggest discovery of this IPL. He has been in scintillating form with the ball. He has 22 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 7.14.
BLR Playing XI
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat (WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal
DC Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Ripal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Avesh Khan.
Recent history suggests it will be another slow track where timing the ball could be difficult. Spinner and pacers who use variations have enjoyed success on this wicket. 150-160 should be a fighting total on this pitch. The team winning the toss would look to chase.
If BLR bats first: 150-160
If Dc bats first: 150-160
Playing conditions will continue to be tough for both teams today in Dubai with the sun shining brightly throughout the day. After sunset, the humidity percentage will be in the sixties and winds will be calm or very light. These factors coupled with temperatures around 33 degrees Celsius will make it feel like 40-42 degrees Celsius during the match hours.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Pant
BATSMEN: S Iyer, P Shaw, D Padikkal
ALL-ROUNDERS: G Maxwell, A Patel, S Ahmed
BOWLERS: Y Chahal, H Patel, A Khan, A Nortje
Captain choices: G Maxwell, H Patel
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