Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win
  • Toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the toss and field first

Here is our RCB vs DC prediction for the 62nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Delhi Capitals for the first and only time this season at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, May 12.

Read on for our detailed RCB vs DC predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 12, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Delhi Capitals match preview

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have just about managed to stay alive in the competition after winning four games on the trot. They have 10 points to their credit from 12 games, with the net run-rate reading 0.217. In their previous game, RCB obliterated Punjab Kings by 60 runs at Dharamsala.

Batting first, Virat Kohli delivered a terrific knock of 92 runs in 47 deliveries whereas Rajat Patidar smashed 55 off 23. Cameron Green also struck a 27-ball 46 as they posted 241/7 in their 20 overs. Defending the target, Mohammed Siraj picked three wickets while Lockie Ferguson, Karn Sharma and Swapnil Singh claimed two scalps each.

RCB possible XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals are placed fifth on the IPL 2024 table with 12 points and an NRR of -0.316. The Rishabh Pant-led side has won six matches in the season and lost as many. DC are coming off a victory over Rajasthan Royals by 20 runs at home. 

Jake Fraser-McGurk got them off to a flying start yet again with his 50 off just 20 balls. His new opening partner Abishek Porel hit 65 in 36 deliveries while Tristan Stubbs smashed 41 in 20 to power DC to 221/8. Later, Kuldeep Yadav bowled a superb spell of 2 for 25 in four overs while Mukesh Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed also picked two wickets each. 

DC possible XI: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abhishek Porel, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Gulbadin Naib, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma

Pitch and expected weather conditions

M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is a venue known as batting paradise and a nightmare for bowlers. The pitches here are generally flat with not much help for any type of bowler and short boundaries make their job much more harder. The average first innings score at this venue is 194 from five games. 

The weather in Bengaluru is likely to be partly cloudy on Sunday evening. There is a possibility of rain and thunderstorms with a 55% chance of precipitation. The temperature is likely to range between 24-30 degree Celsius.

RCB vs DC Dream11 prediction

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss
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Our RCB vs DC Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Abhishek Porel
  • Batter(s): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Tristan Stubbs, Rajat Patidar 
  • All-rounder(s): Axar Patel, Will Jacks, Cameron Green 
  • Bowler(s): Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj  
  • Recommended captain: Virat Kohli 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Jake Fraser-McGurk 

In this part of the RCB vs DC match prediction, we will discuss the reasons for picking the above XI for the Dream11 contest. Considering the venue is batting friendly, we have opted to pack the XI with batters and all-rounders. 

Among wicket-keepers, we have picked only Abhishek Porel who has been batting in the top three and has done well. Leaving out Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant is a risky call but there are more attractive options. Rajat Patidar has been destructive in the middle overs while Tristan Stubbs has been reliable for Delhi. Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Jake Fraser-McGurk are must picks. 

Coming to the all-rounders, Will Jacks and Cameron Green have made good contributions recently whereas Axar Patel has been one of the best spinners in the tournament. In the bowling section, we have picked Kuldeep Yadav, who has been the gamechanger for DC and Mohammed Siraj, who has bowled well recently. 

Talking about the captain, the most popular option is Kohli and there is no reason to not go with him. He has piled on over 600 runs at an average of 70. DC's Fraser-McGurk has blasted 309 runs at an average of 44 and strike rate of 235.87.

Match prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win

Talking about the head-to-head record, Royal Challengers Bengaluru hold an edge with 19 victories as opposed to 11 by Delhi Capitals. As for the ongoing season, DC have won one more game than RCB but the Faf du Plessis-led side is coming off four straight wins. RCB's batting has been in great form while the bowlers have done a decent job recently. Our match prediction is for Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win. 

Toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the toss and field first

Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a venue which has favoured the team batting second in the shorter format. Flat pitches, short boundaries and a possibility of dew makes chasing an ideal option at this ground. Looking at the overall record in T20 cricket, the team batting second has won 55% of the games here. Our toss prediction is that Royal Challengers Bengaluru will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli is having his second best season in the IPL. He has been outstanding at the top of the order and has batted with increased intent in recent games. He is leading the Orange Cap race this season with 634 runs from 12 games at an average of 70 while striking at 153. Kohli has recorded one century and five half centuries in the competition, including a 47-ball 92 in the previous outing. 

Betting Odds

  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru: 1.76 (PARIMATCH)
  • Delhi Capitals: 2.06 (PARIMATCH)

According to the bookmakers, Royal Challengers Bengaluru are favourites to win this clash on Sunday night. RCB have 1.76 odds of winning this game while DC have greater odds at 2.06.


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