After registering two back-to-back triumphs, Delhi Capitals is set to host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 46th fixture of the IPL 2019. The hosts will look to seal the top spot with another win while RCB has to win this match anyhow if they want to stay alive in this tournament. We can expect another epic encounter when these two giants will battle it out for the second time this season. Delhi Capitals emerged victorious by four wickets when both these sides met at the Chinnaswamy.

Delhi Capitals have been the most unpredictable yet improved team in this edition of the Indian Premier League. With Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at the helm, the hosts have played some scintillating cricket this season. Shreyas Iyer has led his team from the front and managed to secure the third spot in the points table. Delhi Capitals would be eyeing to dominate the tie when they lock horns with RCB  tomorrow night. Rishabh Pant played a matchwinning knock of 78* to take his team over the line in the last game.

On the contrary, Royal Challengers Bangalore have had the worst IPL campaign so far in the franchise history. Having won only four matches in their eleven league outings, the visitors are languishing at the bottom of the table with eight points. Kohli & Co would be hoping to keep their winning momentum going when they collide with the Capitals. AB de Villiers came to rescue his side in the previous encounter and was elected the Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock of 82 against the Kings XI Punjab.

 

Match details

 

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM IST

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats IPL

 

Total Matches 69
Matches won batting first 32
Matches won bowling first 35
Average 1st Inns scores 163
Average 2nd Inns scores 149
Highest total recorded 231/4 (20 Ov) by DC vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded 66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DC vs MI
Highest score chased 214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DC vs GL
Lowest score defended 118/4 (11 Ov) by DC vs KXIP

 

 

Head-to-head Record

 

Total Matches- 23

Delhi Capitals – 07

Royal Challengers Bangalore- 15

 

Team News

 

Delhi Capitals

  • The hosts are likely to go ahead with the starting lineup.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Mooen Ali will not be available for the rest of the season.
  • Colin de Grandhomme or Shimron Hetmyer might feature in the playing XI to replace him.

 

Squads

 

Delhi Capitals

Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ishant Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Bandaru Ayyappa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Manjot Kalra, Jalaj Saxena, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Nathu Singh, Trent Boult, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (C), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prayas Ray Barman, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohammed Siraj, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis

 

Key Players

 

Delhi Capitals

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Kagiso Rabada

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Virat Kohli
  • AB de Villiers
  • Marcus Stoinis

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro/ Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Colin de Grandhomme / Heinrich Klaasen, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav