Match Review – DC vs RCB
On the newest IPL venue at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, Delhi Capitals will battle it out against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 22 of the VIVO IPL 2021. Going into today’s IPL match, both the teams have won four out of the five matches played so far. Delhi Capitals will be stepping into the match on the back of an exhilarating win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Rishabh Pant-led side prevailed in the Super Over against SRH to rise to the second spot in the points table.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli and his men had to suffer a heavy defeat against Chennai Super Kings. It was indeed a one-sided match that saw RCB go down against CSK to register their first defeat in this IPL season. However, in today’s IPL match vs DC, Bangalore will hope to make amends and make a stronger comeback to get back to the winning ways.
Before we make DC vs RCB Today Match Prediction, here’s a look at what does today’s fixture has to offer:
DC vs RCB– Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s IPL Match
Rishabh Pant will not have much to ponder upon as far as the playing XI is concerned for today’s DC vs RCB IPL match in Ahmedabad. However, Delhi will have to make a forced change with R Ashwin opting to leave the IPL midway through the season due to personal reasons. Delhi might consider plying an Indian seamer in place of Ashwin, also considering the pitch conditions in Ahmedabad.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav/Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Men-in-red will look to bounce back in today’s IPL match against Delhi Capitals. A playing XI that looked thin in the batting department, RCB might look to plug in the loopholes in the middle-order. They might rope in Rajat Patidar or a Mohammed Azharuddeen to strengthen their playing XI for today’s match against Delhi.
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammed Azharuddeen, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
DC vs RCB Head-to-Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats
DC won: 10
RCB won: 14
Delhi Capitals (DC) may opt to overlook the Head-to-head IPL record against RCB in today’s IPL match. Having played 24 matches against the Men-in-red, they have triumphed only in 10 instances. Talking about RCB, they have got the better of their opposition in 14 matches till now. DC will be jumping into today’s IPL match to tweak the tally while the RCB will zero in to widen the gap.
Players to Watch out for in DC vs RCB IPL match:
Batting heavyweights Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw have impressed their fans with emphatic form in the IPL so far. Moreover, Marcus Stoinis and Rishabh Pant have donned the explosive look couple of times. Hence, the batsmen will look to cash in plenty of runs for the team. The bowling unit spearheaded by Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra will look forward to giving crucial breakthroughs in today’s IPL match.
It goes without saying that Virat Kohli along with Ab De Villiers will be the most tantalizing players to watch out in RCB’s hut. Also, youngsters in the form of Devdutt Padikkal may make an impact with the willow. In the bowling camp, Harshal Patel, despite going for runs in the previous outing, will be one of the key players to watch out for in DC vs RCB today’s IPL match.
DC vs RCB Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
The pitch will have a huge say in the outcome of the DC vs RCB fixture tonight. With small boundaries on the square, batters might fancy their chances but the surface might have something in it, especially for the slow bowlers. It doesn’t promise to be a high-scoring thriller that gives Delhi Capitals an edge over their opponents. Looking at the composition for both the teams, Delhi Capitals looked better equipped to handle the conditions in Ahmedabad and will go in as favorites to win DC vs RCB today’s IPL match on April 27.