Date: April 15, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
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Match 20 of the Indian Premier League 2023 season will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. RCB are coming into this encounter on the back of two really tough losses, first away to KKR and second at home against LSG.
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Meanwhile, DC are yet to win a match in the current edition of the IPL after playing 4 times already. As both teams are struggling to find answers with bat and ball right now, the contest between them on April 15 could turn out to be a really close one.
M. Chinnaswamy is providing very good pitches for batting in the IPL 2023 as it has done over the years. RCB were able to score 212 total in their previous fixture against LSG at the venue which eventually got chased down. That’s why, the batters from both Royal Challengers and Capitals will look forward to scoring big runs in Bengaluru on a Saturday afternoon.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore's batting line-up has delivered two good performances at home but capitulated away in the IPL 2023 season so far. Virat Kohli and the captain Faf Du Plessis have been able to give solid starts to RCB at the top of the order and carry on into the middle overs. The middle order of Royal Challengers hasn’t had much of a hit but still, the form of Dinesh Karthik would be a concern for the management as he has gotten out cheaply a couple of times.
In the bowling department, Mohammed Siraj and Karn Sharma have bowled a couple of good spells but they need support from other bowlers in the RCB lineup, especially the overseas contingent, to help the team compete against any and every opposition.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RCB
Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
(Potential Impact Substitute - Anuj Rawat for Karn Sharma)
Delhi Capitals started reasonably well with the bat in their previous home fixture against Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. But the middle order fell away drastically for DC as their overseas star Rovman Powell couldn’t rise to the occasion. Axar Patel, though, had other ideas as he took charge of the situation and scored a magnificent fifty with 5 sixes at a strike rate of over 200 to help the Capitals pose a competitive total. The bowlers of DC, including their talisman Anrich Nortje, tried hard but his efforts went in vain as the team lost on the final ball of the match.
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC
David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Abhishek Porel (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed
(Potential Impact Player - Prithvi Shaw for Khaleel Ahmed)
RCB vs DC Fantasy Team:
RCB will have the ascendancy over DC going into the upcoming fixture at home because their batters are in better form than the opposition. But with DC putting up a better performance in a losing cause last time, RCB will have to be on their toes at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium this weekend.
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