Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Fantasy Cricket Preview

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will come up against each other in Match 45 of VIVO IPL 2018.

The Daredevils, after the loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match, are for all practical purposes out of the race to the playoffs; there exists one minuscule probability of them progressing. For that to happen, they need to win their remaining three matches convincingly and hope other results will be favorable to them. Other than that, their performance will definitely have an influence on the fortunes of the other contenders – like RCB in this match.

The Royal Challengers languish seventh in the table with three wins from 10 matches. The equation for Virat Kohli’s team is simple: they cannot afford another slip-up – like the one which resulted in the loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad at the start of the week. RCB need to win their remaining four matches to stay in contention and hope other results will fall into place to allow them to progress to the playoffs. The RCB captain Kohli said in one of the games that his team find themselves where they do because they haven’t clicked as a unit; when the batsmen have done well, the bowlers haven’t, and vice-versa. That cannot happen anymore; they need all departments firing on all cylinders and to perform at their absolute best.


When: May 12,  08:00 PM IST


Venue:  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi


Pitch Conditions

The pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla has largely been batting friendly so it could be a painful evening for bowlers from both teams.


Venue Stats IPL

Total matches 64
Matches won batting first 30
Matches won bowling first 33
Average 1st Inns scores 163
Average 2nd Inns scores 148
Highest total recorded 231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded 66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI
Highest score chased 214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL
Lowest score defended 118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP


Head to Head

Total Matches Play 20
Won by  Delhi Daredevils 6
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 13
No Result 1


Head to Head at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Total Matches Play 7
Won by  Delhi Daredevils 2
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 5
No Result 0

Royal Challengers Bangalore have the wood on the Delhi Daredevils, particularly in recent times; RCB have a 12-1 win-loss record against DD in the last 14 matches. RCB have emerged victors on each of their last five visits to the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground.


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

Delhi Daredevils: L L W L W

Royal Challengers Bangalore: L L W L L


Team News

Delhi Daredevils

The hosts should stick with the same line up despite their top order wobble in the last game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Brendon McCullum/Quinton de Kock should be back in the line up.

Washington Sundar, most likely, would be in for Manan Vohra.



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

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



Delhi Daredevils

Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Shabaz Nadeem / Rahul Tewatia

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Quinton de Kock / Brendon McCullum , Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.



Prithvi Shaw

Shreyas Iyer

Rishabh Pant

Virat Kohli

AB De Villiers

Umesh Yadav


Player to watch  

Glenn Maxwell


Stats that matter

  • Prithvi Shaw has struck at 176.1 against pace and at 137.2 against spin this season, but he’s been dismissed by spinners every time (four innings) he has faced them
  • Virat Kohli has made four fifties at Feroz Shah Kotla in seven IPL innings and averages 83.8 at the ground
  • Rishabh Pant’s balls-per-boundary ratio hovers between three and six for the most part, but against offspinner Washington Sundar, this shoots up to 9.1 balls per boundary
  • Royal Challengers have beaten Daredevils in all of their last five meetings at this ground


Fantasy pick

Cap / Vc –  Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli

If you can take risk for grand league go with  Glenn Maxwell & Yuzvendra Chahal


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