VIVO IPL 2021: DC vs RCB Preview & Dream 11 Prediction
- Shikhar Dhawan is in great form and scoring runs in almost every other match
- RCB has a very strong batting lineup
- We think DC’s bowlers match up well against the RCB batting and should be able to keep it under control
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DCvRCB): The 22th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between these two teams DCvRCB, The match will begin on 27 April at 7:30 pm IST.
We have a top-of-the-table clash to look forward to in IPL 2021 as Delhi Capitals takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both these teams have been quite impressive and have won four out of their five matches so far.
Delhi Capitals won its previous match in a thrilling Super Over finish against Surisers Hyderabad while Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a heavy defeat against Chennai Super Kings prior to this game.
The conditions in Ahmedabad are going to be quite different from Chennai or even Mumbai for that matter. The change in venue might force some changes in the playing eleven as well. DC and RCB will both know that this contest is one that could be quite crucial in the race for a top-2 position and so they will both be up for the fight.
Delhi Capitals won their previous match by the skin of their teeth. The margins were so small that luck plays a big role and it was certainly on the side of Delhi in that match. With four wins out of five matches, you would think that Delhi Capitals has got most things sorted but that is not the case.
Kagiso Rabada has not been at his best this season, Marcus Stoinis is finding it hard to make an impact with either the bat or the ball, Shimron Hetmyer has next to no runs to his name, and even Steve Smith has looked a bit rusty.
That may be because of the tough wickets that DC has played on in its previous two matches but the team certainly has a lot of room for improvement.
RCB has a poor match against CSK where it never really got into the game. Harshal Patel went for the most expensive over in IPL history, the batting lineup suffered a collapse, and the fielding was very poor.
RCB has looked like the team to beat in IPL 2021 and so that previous performance was quite out of character.
Date: April 27, 2021 (Tuesday).
Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 02:00 PM (GMT).
Venue: Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmadabad
DC vs RCB: Head to Head:
|Delhi Capitals||Head to Head||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|10 won||25 Matches||14 won|
|95 runs||Lowest Score||137 runs|
|196 runs||Highest Score||215 runs|
Pitch and Weather Conditions:
The weather should be good for playing and we expect the pitch in Ahmedabad to be very good for batting. There should be some nice bounce in the surface for the batsmen and the bowlers should be able to get some help as well. The boundaries are big and can bring the spinners into play as well.
We think a score of around 180 is the least that teams batting first will aim for at this venue.
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP
DC vs RCB Probably XI:
Batting: DC has been very dependent on Shikhar Dhawan scoring runs and he has done the job in most matches. We think Sam Billings deserves a chance in the playing eleven in place of Hetmyer and that will hopefully happen in this match.
X-Factor: Axar Patel has returned to the team and made an immediate difference but a bit more tinkering is required to get the right balance.
Bowling: Avesh Khan has been quite good with the ball but is he really someone who can lead the bowling attack for an entire IPL season? We don’t think so. Ashwin, Axar, and Rabada need to step up against the strong RCB batting lineup.
Predict XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Batting: We don’t think so. Virat Kohli has been batting quite well without being at his best and Glenn Maxwell seems to have found his mojo. We all know what AB de Villiers is capable of and have already seen him play one magical inning in IPL 2021.
X-Factor: Washington Sundar is not a number three player, Rajat Patidar has failed, and so maybe Mohammad Azharudeen could be given a chance. A change is unlikely in this match, though.
Bowling: Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel have been the standout bowlers for RCB this season. Yuzvendra Chahal has struggled for wickets and Navdeep Saini continues to be very expensive in this format of the game. Dan Christian and Washington Sundar help provide some flexibility to the bowling lineup.
Predict XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahmed/Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Dan Christian/Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj
DC vs RCB Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – Shikhar Dhawan, Devdutt Padikkal
Vice-Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Ab de Villiers
DC vs RCB Team Prediction: According to the Daily IPL Poll Reports- DC to win
Delhi Capitals (DC) squad:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Lalit Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes, Aniruddha Joshi, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad:
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed