IPL 2018: Match 44, Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Delhi Daredevils Predicted XI

Published - 12 May 2018, 02:32 PM

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Vijay Shankar celebrates with teammates. (Photo by: Deepak Malik / IPL/ SPORTZPICS)

Delhi Daredevils are set to face Royal Challengers Bangalore in another home game of their campaign in IPL 2018. A win would ensure they spoil RCB’s chances to qualify for playoffs in IPL 2018.

A loss in this game for Royal Challengers Bangalore would ensure they are knocked out of the tournament this season.

Here we look at the possible XI that Delhi Daredevils are expected to line up for this crucial encounter.

Openers

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw of the Delhi Daredevils raises his bat after scoring a fifty during match thirty-six of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the Delhi Daredevils held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on the 5th May 2018. Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The young Indian sensation had already made a name for himself in his first few games. Prithvi Shaw will look to continue his bamboozling form against Bangalore.

Jason Roy

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. Photo by: Deepak Malik / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

The English opener has developed a good understanding with Prithvi Shaw at the top. He will once again get the nod ahead of Colin Munro in the starting lineup.

Middle order

Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Daredevils
Shreyas Iyer. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Shreyas Iyer has been in decent form in IPL 2018. But the captain will need to find more consistency to help his team achieve a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The southpaw was in sensational form in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He single-handedly blasted bowlers all around the park and will once again feature in Delhi’s middle order on Saturday evening.

Glenn Maxwell

Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Although Maxwell did not play to his potential for Delhi Daredevils this season, he will look to try to turn the tables. With Ricky Ponting at the helm, Maxwell has plenty of trust and support from the coaching staff.

Vijay Shankar

Shankar
Vijay Shankar. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Another promising Indian talent, Vijay Shankar is coming off age in the ongoing IPL. His heroics in the lower middle order is definitely worth praise. However, he could be utilised more as a bowler by skipper Shreyas Iyer.

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel (Credits: IPL/BCCI)

A handy all-rounder in the lower middle order, Harshal Patel had a decent outing with the bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was also quite decent with the ball which makes him an automatic choice for this game.

Bowlers

Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra (Credits: Rahul Gulati SPORTZPICS)

The veteran spinner has been a cornerstone for Delhi’s bowling this season. He has been class apart despite their woeful season, and Mishra will need to once again play an important role in helping Delhi against RCB.

Shahbaz Nadeem

Another prominent figure in Delhi Daredevils bowling lineup, Shahbaz Nadeem will look to prove a point in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The veteran spinner sparsely got used in IPL 2018.

Liam Plunkett

Liam
Liam Plunkett. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The English pacer had a mixed season so far. On his day, he delivers in style and on some other day he would be completely anonymous. Considering his match-winning skills, he should feature in final XI.

Trent Boult

Boult
Trent Boult. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The spearhead of Delhi Daredevils’ bowling attack, Trent Boult has been in sensational form this season. He has been the stand out performer for the franchise with the ball and will look to lead the attack once again on Saturday.