Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad) this Tuesday (27th April) night during the 22nd match of the IPL 2021.
It will be the sixth match for both these teams in this IPL 2021. Both these teams have already collected 8 points each in this season as they have won four matches and lost only once each.
IPL 2021, Match 22: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB) – Match Preview
Delhi Capitals (DC)
The IPL 2020 runners-up Delhi Capitals (DC) are currently in good form as they have won four out of their first five matches of this IPL 2021, including winning Super Over against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last game, while they have lost only once in this season.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw both are in good forms as the team management is confident good starts from them. Dhawan is currently the Orange Cap holder in this IPL 2021. While captain Rishabh Pant is bringing his best performances in critical situations, Australian cricketer Steven Smith just played two good innings. Their middle-order is yet to be tested properly.
Among the Delhi Capitals bowlers, pacer Avesh Khan has taken 11 wickets in this IPL 2021 while England pacer Chris Woakes and Indian veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra both have taken 5 wickets each in three matches. Also, South African pacer Kagiso Rabada has picked up 4 wickets in four matches of this season. As Ravichandran Ashwin has returned to his home, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel will now play important roles in their spin-bowling line-up.
After recovering from COVID-19, Axar played their last game where he took two wickets (2/26) and became a hero in the Super Over by conceding only seven runs.
Rishabh Pant (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Steven Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Aniruddha Joshi (replacement for Shreyas Iyer)
Latest Form (Oldest to Latest): Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
After winning all their first four matches of this IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) suffered a big defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their previous game.
Captain Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, South African cricketer AB de Villiers and Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell all are in very good form with the bat at present. However, RCB middle-order batting still have to prove in the upcoming matches.
Harshal Patel is holding the Purple Cap of this IPL 2021 as he has picked up 15 wickets in five games of this season. Also, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has taken 6 wickets in five matches while Mohammed Siraj has collected 5 wickets in five games but he has impressed with his disciplined bowling performances. Apart from the last over against CSK, Harshal has bowled impressively in the death overs of this IPL season.
Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed all have taken 3 wickets each in this IPL 2021. However, Shahbaz hasn’t bowled a delivery since his game-changing three wickets in an over against SRH.
Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Daniel Christian, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Finn Allen.
Latest Form (Oldest to Latest): Won, Won, Won, Won and Lost