Bengaluru, April 07, Sunday at 04:00 PM IST
With five defeats in as many games, Royal Challengers Bangalore are reeling at the bottom spot as nothing is working out for the side. Despite playing with 7 bowling options in the last game against KKR, Virat Kohli led RCB failed to defend 205 runs target at their home ground M Chinnaswamy yesterday. Andre Russell’s ferocious havoc of 13-balls 48 runs which included 7 maximums resulted in RCB’s fifth defeat of the season. They will now host rejigged Delhi Capitals tomorrow in the first fixture of Sunday’s doubleheader. The match will begin at 04:00 PM IST in the evening.
The 205 runs target set by RCB, courtesy fifties from skipper Kohli and AB de Villiers was the competitive score at M Chinnaswamy and the host was in complete control till 16th over despite cameos from Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana and R Uthappa. KKR needed 54 off 18 when Andre Russell walked in to bat. While it looked impossible for KKR to pull off, Russell showed his Muscle Power as he slammed three sixes in a row in 18th over. In the 19th over, he smoked off Tim Southee for 29 runs which included four sixes and one four.
While the RCB skipper looked completely dejected, let’s hope they manage two points to open their account against Delhi Capitals tomorrow.
After starting their campaign on a high, the re-jigged Delhi Capitals are looking a bit off-colour. In five games so far, DC has managed two wins and has lost three encounters. Their last two losses have exposed the fragile middle order which they need to address to return to winning ways. The whole team is looking overly depended on Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant in the batting.
The clash with RCB comes as a perfect opportunity for DC to secure a win and return to winning ways as the hosts are down on confidence.
Total – 22
Delhi Capitals – 06
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 15
No result – 01
The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has one of the shortest boundaries in India which makes it batting paradise. The runs are on offer here for batsmen. Spinners will do get some help here but in the later part of the game.
Avg 1st inn score: 158
Avg 2nd inn score: 147
Highest Total: 202/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs Eng
Lowest Total: 127/10 (16.3 Ov) by Eng vs IND
Highest Chased: 194/3 (19.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest Defended: 146/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs BAN
Total – 10
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 06
Delhi Capitals – 03
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
RCB Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen –AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Virat Kohli (c)
All-rounder –Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
DC Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram
All-rounder – Chris Morris, Axar Patel,
Bowlers – Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane
Royal Challengers Bangalore-
Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli (c), Milind Kumar, Tim Southee, Shimron Hetmyer, Kulwant Khejroliya, Colin de Grandhomme, Parthiv Patel, Shivam Dube, AB de Villiers, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman
Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Nathu Singh, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Manjot Kalra, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford
In wicketkeeping, both Parthiv Patel and Rishabh Pant will be right picks. Parthiv has looked good for RCB at the top while R Pant needs no introduction in T20 cricket.
In batting, V Kohli and Ab de Villiers are the only two key batters from RCB who should be picked. P Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan are the options from Delhi Capitals you can choose.
In all-rounders, Chris Morris and M Stoinis are must-have picks
In bowling, Kagiso Rabada is must have option. Pawan Negi bowled economically well in the last game and also bagged 2 wickets. He will be right pick in bowlers from RCB.
Fantasy tip: Pick more players from DC
DC wins the toss and will bowl first
RCB remains unchanged
DC too remains unchanged
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