Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview

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IPL 2018, 45th Match, Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Match Preview:

After a heartbreaking loss against the Sun Risers in their own home ground on Thursday (May 10), the Delhi Daredevils (DD) will host the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second game on Saturday (May 12). Play is scheduled to start at 08:00 pm IST.

The Delhi Daredevils on Thursday were knocked out of the tournament with a 9-wicket loss to the Sun Risers Hyderabad, while another defeat for RCB in their next four games implies they will crash out of the ongoing eleventh season of IPL.

Bowling was proven to be the minus point for the Royal Challengers at times in this season, however, it was their batting which is yet to be performed as a unit to win games for them. On the other hand, Delhi’s batting looks strong with superb hitting from youngsters at the top. Moreover, Delhi’s Rishabh Pant is coming into this game with a brilliant hundred at the same venue.

First Match result in the ongoing season:

Fifties from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant helped the Delhi Daredevils get to 174 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. However, an unbeaten 90* from AB de Villiers helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore win the game by 6 wickets comfortably in the end.

Head to Head Record:

Delhi has a very poor record against RCB winning just 6 out of 20 games. RCB has won 13 games out of the remaining, while the other game was abandoned. In the last 5 games, DD has won just a game with RCB winning the other 4 games.

Favorites to win:

Both teams are equally strong enough with their strong batting line up and a struggling bowling attack. Delhi’s bowling looks strong between these teams and with the home ground factor coming into effect Delhi Daredevils have the advantage more in their favor to win the game.

Squad:

Delhi Daredevils: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Junior Dala

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock (wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande

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