Date: May 6, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
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Delhi Capitals will host Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi for match 50 of the Indian Premier League 2023. Recently, DC has been on an upward trend in the tournament with 3 wins in their last four matches, none bigger than defeating GT in their own den. Meanwhile, RCB has also won 3 of their last four matches, including the defence of 126 run total against LSG in Lucknow. Even then, the Capitals are placed at the bottom of the IPL points table, so it will take a special performance from them, like in their previous match, to be victorious against the upcoming opposition Royal Challengers.
The pitches at Arun Jaitley Stadium provide balanced cricket as they offer decent help to the batters and bowlers alike. The average first innings score at this venue overall and in this season of the IPL is 165, so the expectation of a relatively close game between DC and RCB is definitely not out of the question.
The Aussie duo of the captain David Warner and Mitchell Marsh have been amongst the runs for Delhi Capitals in the year’s IPL. But the lack of runs from other batters, including the likes of Phil Salt and Manish Pandey, has continued to be a major cause of worry for DC. The bowling department has been a mainstay for Delhi with the Indian spin pairing of Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel curtailing the runs and picking up wickets, alongside the fast bowlers like Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje, who have been reasonably impressive at various stages of the innings in the IPL 2023 too.
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC
David Warner (c), Phil Salt, Mitchell Marsh, Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Ripen Patel (wk), Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma
(Potential Impact Substitute - Khaleel Ahmed for Priyam Garg)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Captain Faf Du Plessis returned to full fitness and captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous outing against LSG. He and Virat Kohli did the bulk of the scoring at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, something which has become a trend for RCB batting in this year’s IPL. Josh Hazlewood played his first match of the IPL season for the Royal Challengers and made an instant impact on the proceedings alongside Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, and Wanindu Hasaranga to propel the team to an unlikely win in Lucknow.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RCB
Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
(Potential Impact Substitute - Harshal Patel for Anuj Rawat)
Delhi Capitals are going to play in front of their home fans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, but their recent form in IPL 2023 gives Royal Challengers Bangalore a better chance to achieve a win.
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