Royal Challengers Bangalore has bounced back in the league. Once they were at the bottom of the points table but with a three-match winning streak, they are alive in the race for the playoffs. Read on the complete IPL prediction for the match here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore now face the strong steam of Delhi Capitals who are almost near qualification for the playoffs. Delhi Capitals would host the match at Feroz Shah Kotla on 28 April. Delhi Capitals’ record at the home ground has not been that good and they like fast pitches instead of the pitch like this which favors spin bowling. Delhi Capitals are in top four and are in great form. Both the teams have won their previous matches respectively and would be in prime form.
IPL Prediction Performance Check
It would be very astonishing for the fans and people to see Delhi Capitals at the top of the table which they have not achieved in the past few years. They would be looking to win this match to reclaim the top spot in the league table.
With two wins in the last two matches, they would be in great form and composure. It will be a big boost to their confidence.
While the team boasts of the powerful batting line-up but their bowlers have given them the momentum with the likes of Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris. They have combined well in the powerplays to restrict the opponents to a reasonable total. Kagiso Rabada is the purple cap holder with 23 wickets thus far.
Delhi Capitals have a strong and young batting line-up but a little lack of experience makes them vulnerable. We have seen them collapsing in a few matches. It is good news for the franchise with Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant finding their form when it was much needed.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore put themselves in the difficult position in the league by losing a lot of beginning matches. They are now back to the winning ways and are looking at each match as a knockout match.
They have won three back to back matches with the different player taking them to a win. Dale Steyn has got shoulder injury and that would be a great setback for the side. Umesh Yadav has tried to perform at his best.
We haven’t seen big innings from the bats of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers but other batsmen like Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, and Marcus Stoinis have performed up to the mark. Moeen Ali has also left back for a home for national duty and that would be a big loss. Virat Kohli hasn’t performed as usual but still, he has many runs in his name. AB de Villiers would be their key batsman with good knocks in previous matches.
Their bowling is weak and they need to take care of it to defend big totals. Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, and Tim Southee are prone to runs with smash hitters in the opponent side.
Head to Head Tipster
Delhi Capitals have won just 7 matches out of the 23 matches that they have played against Royals Challengers Bangalore.
IPL Prediction Playing XI Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
IPL Prediction Playing XI Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
It is a slow turning pitch and dew might play a role as the match progresses. Spinners will have an important role to play. 160 should be a par score at this pitch.
Toss Prediction Tips
Delhi Capitals have won the toss in last tow matches and elected to field first. Some teams have got success batting first at Feroz Shah Kotla.
It would be an interesting test for both the teams. If we consider head to head, then RCB is clearly leading the score. But Delhi Capitals have performed really well in the tournament so far and would like to confirm their berth in the playoffs with the win. We back Delhi Capitals to win the match despite not having a good record at home.