IPL 2019, Match 46 – DC vs RCB: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
RCB will be without Dale Steyn and Moeen Ali hereon in the tournament.
Updated - Apr 28, 2019 12:49 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won their third match in succession, their last victory coming against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Even after six defeats in their first six games, the Virat Kohli-captained teams still remain in the hunt for a berth in the playoffs. Their next game is against the in-form Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
The Capitals, on the contrary, started slowly but picked up gradually. Two days ago, a blistering knock from Rishabh Pant took them over the line against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Jaipur. That victory also took them to the top of the points table before being pushed down to number three. However, Shreyas Iyer & Co again have the chance of reclaiming the top spot, if they manage to roll over RCB.
The 46th game of the IPL between DC and RCB will be hosted by the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
The match starts at 04:00 PM local time (10:30 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
According to Accuweather, the temperature will start at 43 degrees Celsius at 4 pm and will come down to 36 degrees Celsius by the time the game ends. The humidity won’t be on the higher side with the number below the 20 per cent mark. The players have to stay hydrated in the hot conditions.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Delhi Capitals – W, W, L, W, W
Royal Challengers Bangalore – W, W, W, L, W
The track at Kotla has mostly been merciful to the team, batting second. But all the previous matches were played under the lights with dew playing its part. The conditions in the upcoming game will be different. The pitch has shown signs of spin and under the sun, the tweakers may have a bigger role to play, especially in the first half. Teams may again choose to field first.
Average first-innings score: 158 – 5 IPL matches in 2019
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tied- 1
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shivam Dube, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Bench: Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Avesh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane, Colin Munro, Keemo Paul, Trent Boult
Moeen Ali of RCB has gone home for World Cup preparations.
Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury.
AB de Villiers versus Delhi in IPL: 10 inns, 413 runs, 68.83 average,169.95 strike-rate, 4 fifties.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shikhar Dhawan
Vice-Captain Options: Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
WicketKeeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (C), Akshdeep Nath, Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel
Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
WicketKeeper – Rishabh Pant (VC)
Batsmen – AB de Villiers (C), Virat Kohli, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Chris Morris
Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishant Sharma
It is advisable to go for more spinners than pacers, keeping in mind the playing conditions.
The Capitals are likely to beat RCB and win the match.