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
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
|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|
Head to Head at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
|Total Matches Play||7|
|Won by Delhi Daredevils||2|
|Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore||5|
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
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
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.
AB De Villiers
Player to watch
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
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