My ‘today IPL match prediction’ preview analyses the upcoming IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals game.
This one is particularly interesting to a sports enthusiast that would like to see RCB try to win the IPL. Importantly, they will be up against a strong DC side who have been bolstered by some good buys at the auction.
RCB had a good run in IPL 2022; they finished in third place. However, DC failed to make it past the group stage. In the event, they finished in fifth place.
RCB have an extremely well-balanced team. They have such batters as Kohli, Du Plessis and Patidar. They also have all-rounders of the calibre of Maxwell and Hasaranga. In Dinesh Karthik they have one of the finest finishers of the IPL. Most importantly, they have excellent variety and experience in their bowling attack.
DC have their share of great batters at the top of the order. They also have experienced bowlers. Importantly they have allrounders, with more than one option in a finishing role in lower order batting.
I believe that home advantage will boost RCB who will beat DC in the upcoming IPL match.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
|15 April 2023
Who will Win Today's IPL Match?
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Delhi Capitals
RCB vs DC: Prediction & Tips
In this RCB vs DC prediction preview, I have named the elevens that I expect the two teams to employ. I have gone on to name the players likely to excel in the upcoming match. I have also made my best toss prediction for the upcoming game. I have named the players I think will shine with bat and ball. I have predicted who the highest scorer of runs will be. I have also identified the player likely to hammer the most sixes. I have named the bowler likely to take the most wickets. Further I have named the bowler who will p[probably give away the least runs. Punters can use my IPL predictions 2023 when they place wagers at the best IPl betting sites.
RCB Team Review
Kohli and Du Plessis will probably open the innings for RCB. They will be followed by Rajat Patidar, the revelation of IPL 2022. Lomror, Maxwell and Karthik are three players who will feature in the RCB middle order. They will be followed in turn by Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed. Siraj, Hazlewood, and Harshal Patel are likely to be the other three players in the eleven.
The best news for RCB is that Kohli has rediscovered his best T20 form as displayed in the recent T20 World Cup. Du Plessis would want to bat with the same authority he showed when he helped CSK to the IPL trophy in 2021. Rajat Patidar would want to continue from where he left off last year. Maxwell is coming back from injury and would be in a hurry to return to some semblance of form. Dinesh Karthik’s finishing abilities served RCB well last season. There’s no reason not to expect more of the same. Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Harshal Patel will advertise RCB’s batting depth if needed. The variety and experience in the bowling line up are more arrows in the RCB quiver.
Below is their latest Performance:
DC Team Review
Shaw and Warner will begin the innings for DC. Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull and Lalit Yadav will follow in turn. Axar Patel and Marsh provide DC with two finishing options. The bowlers in the line up are Kuldeep Yadav, Nortje, Sakariya and Ngidi.
The current batting will more than compensate for Pant’s absence this season. While Shaw and Warner are known commodities, an in-form Sarfaraz khan has shown that he can go to the next level. DC have batting depth right up to Axar Patel.
Like RR, DC have experience and variety in the bowling line up. Nortje and Ngidi are old warhorses, as are Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. Chetan Sakariya has fulfilled the promise he showed when he made his IPL debut a few seasons ago.
Below is their latest Performance:
RCB vs DC Head-to-head
The teams have met 27 times in past IPL games. While RCB have won on 16 occasions, Dc have won on 10, one match ending without result.
RCB vs DC Last Meeting
DC won the toss and elected to field first. RCB had a horrific start, losing 3 wickets for 40 runs by the 7th over. When Maxwell was out in the 12th over, with the scorecard reading 5/92, RCB were staring down the barrel. That brought Dinesh Karthik to the wicket. He proceeded — in the company of Shahbaz Ahmed — to hammer the DC bowlers.
The pair added 97 runs to take the score to 189/5. Karthik (66 from 34) balls was RCB’s top scorer. For DC, Thakur, Khalil Ahmed, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav took a wicket each.
Warner and Shaw gave DC the start they wanted, scoring 50 runs before Shaw was dismissed in the 5th over. Warner continued in the same vein until he was dismissed in the 12th over with the scorecard reading 2/94. Warner’s wicket opened the floodgates. A flurry of wickets left DC floundering at 5/115 in 15 overs. Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur played some great cameos to get the run rate up.
But it all turned out to be too little too late. Once Thakur was dismissed in the 18th over with the score card reading 7/156, the target was beyond their reach. In the event, DC finished at 173/7. Warner’s 66 from 38 balls was the highest score of the innings. For RCB, Hazlewood was the most successful bowler with figures of 3/28.
RCB will probably win the toss in the upcoming match.
RCB star Virat Kohli will probably make the highest score in the upcoming game.
Highest wicket taker
RCB’s leg break googly bowler Hasaranga will probably take the most wickets in the match.
Highest sixes hitter
DC all-rounder Axar Patel will hit the most sixes in the upcoming game.
Most economical bowler
RCB’s leg break bowler Hasaranga will be the most frugal, conceding the fewest runs in the upcoming IPL encounter.
RCB wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik will probably take the most catches in the upcoming game.
RCB vs LSG: Dream 11 Predictions
The following players will feature in my ‘today IPL match prediction dream 11’:
- Wicket keeper: Dinesh Kartik
- Batsmen: du Plessis, Kohli, Warner
- All-rounders: Maxwell, Hasaranga, Axar Patel
- Bowlers: Nortje, Siraj, Willey
Du Plessis is the captain of my Dream 11; Hasaranga is the vice-captain.
(Disclaimer: This is meant to be a rough guideline; expect some changes when the competition starts.)