BLR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: RCB and DC have been a perennial part of the IPL since its inception but have never been able to taste a championship victory find themselves at the right half of the points table this season. Both teams have 3 wins from 4 games and the winner of this match will pip MI to top the points table. Both teams bowling units have taken a different approach with RCB relying more on their spinners in W Sundar and Y Chahal while DC thriving on the pace and bounce of Rabada and Nortje. The batting talents in both the teams are enormous and the possible match-ups involving Rabada and Nortje vs Finch and Kohli, Ashwin and Axar vs Padikkal and AB De Villiers, Saini vs Iyer, Sundar and Chahal vs Dhawan and Pant makes it a mouth-watering contest.
Royal Challengers Bangalore should find themselves fortunate to be at the top half of the points table with two close games going their way. The pairing of A Finch and the young D Padikkal has worked wonders at the top with AB De Villiers batting at his best. Kohli’s return to form is a good sign while the inexperienced middle-order involving Dube, Sundar and Mann have been largely untested. Chahal and Saini have been carrying the bowling lineup with Sundar being promising in the recent matches. A Zampa has been taken for runs in the couple of matches he bowled but the update on Morris’s injury is unknown and if fit he should replace the Aussie spinner.
Delhi Capitals decision to pair Nortje along with Rabada has worked wonders for the team with both being hostile with their raw pace. They’ve found balance in their squad quite early in the tournament with most of their batters in good nick and their spinners contributing decently. At least on paper, DC seems to be the favourites for this contest. P Shaw was hit on his foot by a throw while running and he didn’t field during DC’s last match and if he doesn’t recover on time, we could possibly see Rahane getting paired up with Dhawan at the top. Axar Patel should come into the side for Mishra and I Sharma could replace Harshal Patel.
Yesterday saw CSK winning the only match chasing at Dubai after they won the match chasing 178 without much fuss not losing a single wicket. A fresh deck was used in the last match and the same deck will be used for this contest, so expect 180 to be a par score while batting first. The likes of Rabada, Nortje and Saini would love bowling at this track due to the long square boundaries.
Possible Dream11 Playing 11 –
RCB Playing 11 (probable)
V Kohli (C)
AB De Villiers (WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for RCB vs DC Dream11 Prediction
V Kohli – He has an average of 63.46 scoring 825 runs against the Delhi Capitals in 21 encounters. He returned back to his best with a stroke-filled 72 against RR. The absence of a leggie in the DC side should work in his favour.
AB De Villiers –
Y Chahal – The wily leg-spinner has immaculate with his lines and lengths and has been the most successful bowler for RCB in the recent past. The likes of Hetmyer and Pant who are great against legspinners provide a bigger challenge for him.
W Sundar – DC have a load of left-handed batsman in Dhawan, Pant and Hetmyer which plays right into the hands of the specialist off-spinner W Sundar. His batting points are a bonus.
Possible Dream11 Playing 11 –
DC Playing 11 (probable)
S Iyer (C)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for BLR vs DC Dream11 Today Match Prediction
S Iyer – The DC captain played a spectacular knock in Sharjah against KKR scoring 88 off just 38 balls. With Sundar being a threat against the lefties in DC batting unit, he’ll bat high once again where his accumulating skills help.
R Pant – He has scored 274 runs at 39.14 with a strike-rate of 156.57 against RCB in his short IPL career so far and will like to add some more to that tally. There’s the Sundar threat but he’s too good a batsman to fall for it.
K Rabada – The 25-year-old South African pacer has gone wicketless only twice in his IPL career so far and with Iyer reserving his overs predominantly for the death makes him an exciting pick.
R Ashwin – He has some great head-to-head numbers against the likes of V Kohli and AB De Villiers and the presence of 3 left-hand batsmen in RCB makes him a must buy.
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – Try not to pick more than the mandatory limit of one in this category.
2). Batsman – You’ll be spoilt for choices in this category with the like V Kohli, Hetmyer, Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer, etc.. Overload your team with players from this category.
3). Bowlers – Hit the deck pacers and spinners are the key here.
4). Wicket-Keeper – The two choices are R Pant and AB De Villiers and going with both wouldn’t be bad too.
Having more BLR players in the BLR vs DC Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.
Captaincy Picks –
The top-order batsman from both sides like Kohli, AB De Villiers, Dhawan, Pant and Iyer are obvious choices. Try picking the likes of Rabada, Nortje, Saini or even R Ashwin as an out of the box pick.
Differential Picks –
S Hetmyer – He has been playing some decent cameos for Delhi Capitals this season and there’s a chance of him batting up the order today with S Dhawan being vulnerable against Sundar.
N Saini – The lanky Indian pace bowler can trouble DC batsman with his raw pace and bounce with Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer and Stoinis struggling against quality hit the deck bowlers.