Delhi Capitals is in a situation that Mumbai Indians often find themselves at the start of an IPL. Winless for 4 matches with a net run rate of -1.576. Despite this, Mumbai has qualified for the Playoffs after recovering from those circumstances. Hence, all is not lost for Delhi yet. However, all is not well either. Come Saturday afternoon, and they are going to be faced with one of the strongest batting Top Order in the tournament – RCB. If Delhi hopes to get themselves on the Points Table by Saturday evening, then the cricket from David Warner’s men will have to be top-notch! RCB Vs Delhi Capitals IPL Match promises to be a run-fest at the Chinnaswamy stadium.
Player Availability and Team Strategy
RCB have batted well in two of their three games so far. Runs under the belt for the big-three of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell is good news for the team. Their bowling is, however, a different story all-together. RCB will await the return of Wanindu Hasaranga after two successive games of conceding 200+ scores. Hasaranga should ideally walk right back into the Playing Eleven. That would mean, RCB will have to choose between David Willey and Wayne Parnell for the fourth overseas player slot.
The Delhi skipper, David Warner’s 209 runs this season, have come at a strike-rate of 114.83. This is absolutely opposite to his 453 runs at 168.40 SR from eight T20s games at this venue. Mitchell Marsh has come back to the squad after his wedding. He had a lengthy hit in the nets and should be an automatic selection into the Playing Eleven. That could mean Delhi will have make Mustafizur Rahman sit out and bring back Khaleel Ahmed to fill in the slot of a left-arm seamer.
When: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2023, April 15, 15:30 IST
Where: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Playing Conditions: It shall be a high-scoring game. This game, the season’s first afternoon fixture here, will be played on a new surface.
Head-to-Head: RCB 17-10 DC. The Royal Challengers have also won each of their last three encounters against the Capitals.
RCB Vs Delhi Capitals IPL Match – Team Probables –
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed. Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.
Probable XI: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw/Rovman Powell. Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Abhishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed/Mukesh Kumar.
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