Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream11: For the first time this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore looked like their old self; a mirror image of the team they have been in the past few seasons. Chennai Super Kings showed that sometimes the table could be a distorted reflection of the teams’ actual powers. If the 69-run defeat was anything to go by, RCB still have a lot to work upon if they are to end their long wait for the title.
Winning the title is also the aim for Delhi Capitals, who remains one of only three teams to have never won the IPL title. But DC are flirting with the idea of ending that unwanted drought, after losing the final last season, while looking solid as stone this season as well.
This game will be defined by crucial moments where the players have to come up with clutch performances. Here are 3 Players Battles To Watch Out For In DC vs RCB IPL 2021.
1. Shikhar Dhawan vs Mohammed Siraj: Siraj is a different bowler ever since making his Test debut Down Under. Confidence exudes from his bowling and approach against batsmen. But in Shikhar Dhawan, Siraj will find a player who is also at the top of his powers. Whoever wins this head-to-head battle, is likely to make a headstart for his team.
Shikhar Dhawan vs Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj IPL Record:
Balls Bowled: 830
Runs Given: 1207
Shikhar Dhawan IPL Record:
Not Outs: 24
High Score: 106*
2. Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada: The South African hasn’t had his own ways in the IPL 2021, with the current purple-cap holder struggling for wickets and consistency. To make matter worse, now he is set to bowl against RCB captain Virat Kohli. But the 25-year-old is definitely a player who knows how to turn up in games in style.
Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada IPL Record:
Balls Bowled: 888
Runs Given: 1227
Virat Kohli IPL Record:
Not Outs: 31
High Score: 113
3. Axar Patel vs AB de Villiers: Patel bowled the match-defining super over against SRH as he gave away only 7 runs, which Delhi chased down without any difficulty. He looks in great shape at the moment, and Villiers will have to be extra cautious while batting against him.
Axar Patel vs AB de Villiers
Axar Patel IPL Record:
Balls Bowled: 2043
Runs Given: 2482
AB de Villiers IPL Record:
Not Outs: 37
High Score: 133*
It took only one game to find the chinks in RCB’s armour. Now it seems, their bowling still lacks depth, while too much dependency on Villiers, Kohli and Maxwell, could eventually come to haunt them. Delhi Capitals has more balance. That’s why, in our DC vs RCB Today Match Prediction, we back Delhi Capitals to win the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The next five fixtures of IPL 2021 are as follows, including DC vs RCB IPL match:
IPL Live Match: The 22nd match of the IPL 2021 will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, on April 27, at 07:30 PM (IST).
DC Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod
RCB Squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat, Finn Allen, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson
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