Dubai: Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be face to face at the Dubai International Stadium today. Both RCB and Delhi teams look strong now and both of them have won three out of four matches. Bangalore defeated Rajasthan in the previous match and Delhi knocked out the Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling high scoring match. In such a situation, both teams will want to maintain their winning order today.
Delhi and Bangalore can be seen as a competition between batting and bowling. The top order in Bangalore, which has young Devdutt Pedicle, Aaron Finch, Kohli and AB de Villiers, is all in form. Padikal has scored half-centuries in three out of four matches. Finch, de Villiers are also scoring. At the same time, Kohli’s bat was calm in the first three games of the league, but in the fourth, Kohli scored an unbeaten 72 runs and looked in his old rhythm.
In front of these four, the strong bowling order of Delhi which includes Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra will have to be seen. Delhi bowlers will try to dismiss these four early because they know that after these four, Bangalore does not have any big name or player to turn the match.
At the same time, Delhi’s batting is also strong. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, young batsman Prithvi Shaw gave 66 off 41 balls, captain Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 88 off 38 balls, giving the team a huge score of 228 runs.
Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan also played good innings. Marcus Stoinis and Shimran Hetmyer also have the power to play stormy innings at the end.
It will be a challenge to stop them in front of the bowling aggression of Bangalore and the important role in this will be of Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini. When the two teams are compared, the team of Delhi is balanced and strong in every department, whereas in Bangalore, there is something missing in all the three departments.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain) Aaron Finch, Devadatta Padikal, AB de Villiers, Josh Phillippe, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dubey, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moin Ali, Pawan Deshpande, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mohammad Siraj, Chris Maurice , Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa, Ken Richardson.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimran Hetmyer, Akshar Patel, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Chemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan , Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Lamichane, Tushar Deshpande.