DC vs RCB head to head IPL record: Stats, total matches and history


The Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have met multiple times in the Indian Premier League (IPL) throughout the years, and while there is no long-standing historical rivalry between these two teams, there have been some entertaining and fiercely contested encounters.

Following a confidence-boosting win over the defending champions, the Delhi Capitals will host the batting powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 50th match of the IPL 2023 on Saturday, April 15. Virat Kohli, who is in fine form, will play at his home stadium, the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

In recent years, the Delhi Capitals have had the upper hand in terms of head-to-head record. However, overall RCB has had more significant victories over the Capitals, and the rivalry between these two teams has been fuelled by some intense performances from both teams. RCB defeated DC in the previous edition between these teams in Bangalore. DC will look to take revenge in their home stadium.

DC vs RCB head to head

When it comes to the past record between these two sides, RCB holds the upper hand. They have met in 30 IPL matches, with RCB winning 19 of them, including a super over triumph, and DC winning 10. After the Kohli-Ganguly fiasco in the previous match between these teams, the DC vs RCB head to head promises to be a entertaining and nail-biting contest.

Matches played 30
DC won 10
RCB won 19
Tie 1

DC vs RCB match results

The first meeting between the two teams took place during the 2008 IPL, with Delhi defeating Bangalore by a score of 10 runs. DC won the first three games against RCB in a row. However, after winning their first game against DC in 2009, RCB dominated the rivalry. Between 2011 and 2018, Delhi won just one game versus RCB.

Date Winner Won By Venue
15-Apr-2023 Royal Challengers Bangalore 23 runs Bangalore
16-Apr-2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore 16 runs Mumbai
08-Oct-2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Dubai
27-Apr-2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 Run Ahmedabad
02-Nov-2020 Delhi Capitals 6 Wickets Abu Dhabi
05-Oct-2020 Delhi Capitals 59 Runs Dubai
28-Apr-2019 Delhi Capitals 16 Runs Delhi
07-Apr-2019 Delhi Capitals 4 Wickets Bangalore
12-May-2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 Wickets Delhi
21-Apr-2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 Wickets Bangalore
14-May-2017 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 Runs Delhi
08-Apr-2017 Royal Challengers Bangalore 15 Runs Bangalore
22-May-2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 Wickets Raipur
17-Apr-2016 Delhi Capitals 7 Wickets Bangalore
17-Apr-2015 No Result Bangalore
26-Apr-2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 Wickets Delhi
13-May-2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore 16 Runs Bangalore
17-Apr-2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Wickets Sharjah
10-May-2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 Runs Delhi
16-Apr-2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore Super Over Bangalore
29-Apr-2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore 21 Runs Delhi
07-Apr-2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore 20 Runs Bangalore
26-Apr-2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 Wickets Delhi
04-Apr-2010 Delhi Capitals 37 Runs Delhi
25-March-2010 Delhi Capitals 17 Runs Bangalore
17-May-2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Johannesburg
26-Apr-2009 Delhi Capitals 6 Wickets Port Elizabeth
19-May-2008 Delhi Capitals 5 Wickets Bangalore
30-Apr-2008 Delhi Capitals 10 Runs Delhi

 DC vs RCB IPL stats

Most runs

Virat Kohli has been the dominant batsmen when it comes down to matches played between these teams as he is the highest scorer with 999 runs to his name. he even got a half-century in the previous match played between these teams. Of the names in the list, he is the only player playing in this clash in the 2023 IPL.

Player name Runs
Virat Kohli 999
AB de Villiers 690
Rishabh Pant 421
Chris Gayle 311
Shreyas Iyer 291

Most wickets

Yuzvendra Chahal had the most wickets (15), followed by Kagiso Rabada (13), Harshal Patel (12), and Mohammad Siraj (12). Chahal presently plays for the Rajasthan Royals, while Rabada plays for the Punjab Kings. Zaheer Khan has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. 

Player name Wickets
Yuzvendra Chahal 15
Kagiso Rabada 13
Harshal Patel 12
Mohammad Siraj 12
Zaheer Khan 11

Best match in the Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head to head

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2016

In this match, RCB batted first and put up a formidable total of 191 runs on the board, thanks to a magnificent inning from Virat Kohli, who scored 79 runs off just 48 balls. He was well partnered by AB de Villers who scored 55 of 33 balls.

In reply, the Delhi Capitals got off to a solid start but kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and it looked like they might fall short of the target.

However, a brilliant century from Quinton de Kock, who scored a brilliant 108 off just 51 balls, kept the Capitals in the game. He was well supported by Karun Nair, who smashed a good 54 off 42 balls and remained not out. In the end, the Delhi Capitals pulled off a stunning victory, chasing down the target with just 5 balls to spare.

This match was an absolute thriller, with some fantastic performances from both teams. Kohli's brilliance was a treat to watch, but the Delhi Capitals showed great determination and resilience to come back and win the match. It will be remembered as one of the top matches played between these two teams.

The second leg in the 2023 season will be a treat for the viewers as it will be tough to predict the winner here.