RCB vs DC: The second match of a double header on Saturday is between the two good IPL teams. It is a clash between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Delhi Capitals. Both teams have had an average season so far. The match will start at 7:30 pm at one of the most iconic stadiums, Wankhede Stadium.
Delhi Capitals had a fantastic last game against KKR, where they thrashed the Men in Gold and Purple by a massive margin of 44 runs. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore, after winning three back-to-back wins, faced a defeat at the hands of CSK. Let’s check out the team combinations of both teams and predictions. So, in this article, we will discuss the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
TATA IPL 2022: RCB vs DC: Match Preview and Prediction
The Capital-based team started the season with a win over the Mumbai Indians. But then they lost their way in the middle, with two consecutive defeats by both the new franchises, LSG and GT. However, they showed their “A” game in the last match against KKR, when they thrashed Kolkata by 44 runs. The batting looked superb in the last match, with both openers scoring a half-century each. Warner (61 off 45) and Prithvi Shaw (51 off 29) had a good match. Other batters also contributed well. That means the batters are in decent form.
On the other hand, the bowling also looked really good, especially, Kuldeep Yadav was the star with the ball. All in all, they showed great character in both departments of the game. Skipper would like the same performance from his team against RCB as well.
Probably XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan, Rishabh Pant (C/wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis and his team were going really well before facing the defending champions. As a result, they faced their second defeat in their last match by 23 runs. But they have won three matches prior to that, so that makes it all even so far. However, they can’t lose more matches from here on. So they have to make sure that the team wins the next match against DC.
The top-order failed against CSK, but the middle-order held quite successfully and took the match till the end. Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, and Dinesh Karthik played cameos. But it was pretty clear that the absence of Harshal Patel led the team to a loss. However, it is still doubtful whether he will play or not. And if not, then RCB needs to look for a better performance from the other bowlers.
Probably XI: Faf du Plessis (C), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudesai, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Akash Deep/Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
IPL 2022: RCB vs DC Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at Wankhede is always good for the pace bowlers at the start. But spinners will also get some help later in the match. But overall, it is a complete batting surface. Batsmen play their shots on the up without thinking about any uneven bounce. The average score at this pitch is 165. Dew will be another factor that might come into play in the evening game. So the bowlers will find it hard to grip the wet ball in the second innings. The toss becomes crucial in the T20 game, as winning the toss will give an extra edge. The team winning the toss should field first, as chasing will be easier than batting first. The team batting second has won four out of five matches on this pitch this season.
RCB vs DC Head to Head Stats
Both teams have met a total of 26 times in the history of the IPL. But RCB is ahead in terms of wins. So far, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 15 matches, as compared to DC’s 10 wins, and one match ended with no result. However, DC has won four out of the last five matches played between the two.
IPL 2022: RCB vs DC: Players to watch out for
Faf du Plessis has done a good job both as a skipper and in his individual performance as well. The RCB skipper has scored 146 runs in five innings at a strike rate of 128 so far this season. At the top, he will be a crucial batter for RCB.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been exceptional for RCB in the middle overs of the innings. The leg-spinner has taken wickets consistently and is the highest wicket-taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has taken 10 wickets in five matches and will be very tough for DC batters in the middle overs.
Prithvi Shaw has scored two back-to-back half-centuries in the last two matches for DC. He is the best batter in terms of scoring rate on the powerplay this season. The explosive right-hander has scored 160 runs in four innings at an average and strike rate of 40 and 170 so far.
Kuldeep Yadav has shown that he has still got many more years of cricket in him. The Chinaman bowler is among the top wicket-takers in the tournament. Kuldeep has taken 10 wickets in just four matches at an impressive average of 11.6.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Anuj Rawat(RCB), Rishabh Pant (DC)
Batsmen: Virat Kohli (RCB), Faf du Plessis (RCB), David Warner (DC), Rovmen Powell (DC), Prithvi Shaw (DC)
All-rounder: Glenn Maxwell (RCB)
Bowlers: M Rahman (DC), Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB), Akash Deep (RCB)
Tips: Faf du Plessis will be the captain of the team. David Warner or Prithvi Shaw will be the vice-captain. Both teams are batting powerhouses, but RCB has a better bowling attack. So we will back RCB to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.