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.
𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗻𝗷𝗮 🗡
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 4, 2023
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.
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.
|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|
|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
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.
|AB de Villiers||690|
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.
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.