RCB hope to gain momentum
Had Royal Challengers Bangalore beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday, this game could have seen them closely pushing Chennai Super Kings for a top two spot… But now that is out of the equation, RCB are likely to experiment more with their XI ahead of the play-offs. Bangalore have odds of 1.76 to beat Delhi.
Delhi Capitals have easily been the team of the tournament. Barring the odd hiccup, DC have thrived as a unit and have won even in tough situations this season. DC have odds of 2.04 to beat RCB and if they play their full strength side, they should win this one.
Overall and recent record even
When these sides met earlier in the season, RCB turned around a streak of four losses against them to notch up a win, thanks to an unbeaten 75 from AB de Villiers.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 16, and Delhi Capitals have won 10 of the head-to-head matches between these sides. However, Delhi are a transformed unit in the last few years and have beaten RCB four times in five games since 2019.
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Keep an eye on…
AB de Villiers: His batting position has been a debate this IPL leg. He has batted inside the first 10 overs only once in the six games and has not faced more than 18 balls in any one innings. Can RCB give AB de Villiers more time in the middle?
Anrich Nortje: The right-arm quick has been sensational for Delhi Capitals this season with his high pace. With Rabada and Avesh Khan in tandem, Nortje will be tasked with ruffling a few feathers in the RCB camp.
TIP: Axar Patel has been in top form with odds of 4.40 to be the Top Bowler for Delhi Capitals in this fixture.