Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils Fantasy Cricket Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils

19th Match of Indian Premier League 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils will come up against each other in Match 19 of VIVO IPL 2018. Both teams have played four matches so far, but have just the one win on the board.

RCB had a very good outing against Kings XI Punjab, but have since gone down to Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians, conceding more than 200 in each of those outings. The bowling department has been RCB’s weak link over the years, and that appears to be the case this season too. There is variety and experience in the bowling department, but the bowlers have struggled to find means to keep the runs down. It would be fair to say that RCB are still figuring out their best combination, and their next four matches – all at home – will give them an opportunity to find a combination and make a rapid climb up the ladder.

The Delhi Daredevils have had a four-day break since their 71-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders. There is plenty of talent and ability in the DD line-up, but the team hasn’t got their act together; they need things to quickly fall in place before it is too late.The Daredevils are yet to play a match at home this season; this match will be last of their five-consecutive-away-matches stretch, and they will be hoping to head home with the confidence of a win behind them. Can they?

When: Apr 21,  08:00 PM IST


Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


Pitch Conditions

Short boundaries and high altitude makes the Chinnaswamy track a heaven for batters in the limited-overs formats. Many big scores have been posted and chased down with immense ease. While it?s a batting paradise in the shorter format of the game, the track tends to help the pacers in Test cricket. One of the few Indian grounds to boast of a pitch with plenty of spice, many pacers have loved exhibiting their wares in the five-day version of the game.


Venue Stats IPL

Total matches 69
Matches won batting first 28
Matches won bowling first 37
Average 1st Inns scores 168
Average 2nd Inns scores 146
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 204/2 (18.5 Ov) by RCB vs KXIP
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK


Head to Head

Total Matches Play 19
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 12
Won by Delhi Daredevils 6
No Result 1


Head to Head at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium

Total Matches Play 8
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 4
Won by Delhi Daredevils 3
No Result 1


Teams’ Form in their Last Five Matches (most recent first)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: L L W L W

Delhi Daredevils: L W L L L


Weather Forecast

Thunderstorms during the first half of the day. The forecast says there will be partly cloudy skies during late evening when the game will be played, but there is a threat of rain earlier in the day. Neither teams could indulge in practice on the eve of the fixture owing to a downpour in the evening.


Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Murugan Ashwin can come in place of Sarfaraz Khan

Delhi Daredevils

Gurkeerat Singh Mann or even Jayant Yadav can join playing XI in place of Vijay Shankar.



Royal Challengers Bangalore : Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Brendon McCullum, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee

Delhi Daredevils :Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett



Royal Challengers Bangalore

Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan/Murugan Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Delhi Daredevils

Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Vijay Shankar / Gurkeerat Singh Mann / Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult



Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers

Chris Woakes

Gautam Gambhir

Glenn Maxwell

Trent Boult


Player to watch

Yuzvendra Chahal


Stats that matter

  • Since the 2011 season, RCB have a 10-1 win-loss record against Daredevils
  • AB de Villiers loves to bat against Chris Morris. In five T20 meetings, he has scored 50 off 21 balls  against his   compatriot without being dismissed.
  • Glenn Maxwell, on the other hand, has poor T20 records against two key RCB bowlers: 26 off 25 balls with three dismissals against Yuzvendra Chahal, and 17 off 19 balls with three dismissals against Umesh Yadav.
  • Rishabh Pant (3.25 balls per boundary) and Maxwell (3.33) have been two of the four most frequent boundary-hitters in IPL 2018, among batsmen who have faced a minimum of 30 balls. The other two in the top four are Andre Russell (2.90) and   Dwayne Bravo (3.27).
  • Umesh has been phenomenal against left-hand batsmen this season, conceding only 30 runs to them in 31 balls while taking three wickets.

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