IPL 2022 | Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals - Preview, head to head, where to watch, and betting tips

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Rishabh Pant (Right) and Ricky Ponting having a light chat for Delhi Capitals

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IPL 2022 | Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals - Preview, head to head, where to watch, and betting tips

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Nishad Bapat

04/16/2022

Royal Challengers Bangalore will square off versus Delhi Capitals in match no. 27 of the IPL 2022 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. RCB lost their last game against Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs while DC are coming into the contest on the back of a victory against Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday to grab two points to improve their position in the points table. Delhi Capitals will look forward to continuing their winning momentum and register a victory over the opposition. 

RCB lost their last match against Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs. Batting first, CSK posted a total of 216/4. The team was unable to chase the target and ended up scoring 193/9. RCB missed Harshal Patel badly in the last game and they will hope for his return to the squad as soon as possible. Also, the pacers of the team Mohammed Siraj and Aakash Deep haven't been very much effective and so the pace department might look fragile in absence of Harshal Patel or Josh Hazlewood. 

DC won their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders comfortably by 44 runs. The opening pair of Prthivi Shaw and David Warner wreaked havoc in the game scoring 93 runs from 52 balls for the first wicket. Both of them scored half-centuries and the team posted a total of 215/5. Bowlers restricted the opposition on 171 and they won the game. 

Form Guide

RCB lost their opening game of the IPL 2022 and then won three consecutive games. The team then ended up losing last game against CSK. DC made a winning start to IPL 2022 but lost two games in a row after that. The team again registered a victory versus KKR

Head to Head

RCB have won 17 games against DC while DC have been the winners on 10 occasions.

Predicted XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed

Best Betting Tip 

Rishabh Pant to score over 24.5 @1.83

Rishabh Pant has scored 110 runs in four matches of the IPL 2022 at 36.67. He has scored 419 and 343 runs in the last couple of seasons with an average above 30. 

Match Prediction 

Delhi Capitals seems to be favorites in this contest as they have one of the most explosive opening pairs of the IPL 2022. So, considering a strong batting line-up of DC, they are the favourites to win. 

Match Info 

Match - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals , IPL 2022 Match 27

Date - April 16, 2022.

Time - 7:30 PM IST

Venue - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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