Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, DC, RCB
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RCB vs DC- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals? IPL 2021 Match 56. Royal Challengers Bangalore cross swords with Delhi Capitals in the 56th match of IPL 2021 on Friday. It will be the final match of the league stage competition of IPL 2021. Both the teams are through to the playoffs. Delhi Capitals are sitting at the top of the points table, having won 10 matches out of 13. Another win on Friday will consolidate their position at the top. A loss might take them to number two.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals are in pretty good form, of late. They are coming into this encounter on the back of two consecutive wins. Having said that, Delhi would be looking to plug a few loopholes they are dealing with at the moment.

The bowling department doesn’t need any change and Delhi should stick with the same attack. They have perhaps the best fast bowling attack in the tournament. All three pacemen, namely Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan and Kagiso Rabada has been hitting the right lengths and are amongst the wickets.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel. Image Credits: Twitter

Axar Patel and Ashwin too have kept the batsmen guessing with his guile and turn. Axar, in particular, has enjoyed bowling at this surface. He has picked wicket consistently and didn’t allow the opposition to get going. A superb bowling effort from them in the last game helped DC restrict CSK to just 136 runs in the first innings.

Prithvi Shaw’s struggle in UAE continue to haunt them but he is unlikely to be replaced for the remainder of the tournament. The management would be hoping he gets his touchback. Shreyas Iyer’s presence has strengthened the middle over but DC would be dearly wanting Marcus Stoinis to recover and get back into the eleven.

Amongst all the batsmen, it was Shimron Hetmyer, who held his nerves and guided the side home in the last game. He played an unbeaten knock of 18 runs off 12 balls.

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Credits: IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, is losing momentum at a crucial stage in the tournament. They have lost their last game against SRH and would be desperate to win the next game to get back to winning ways. Also, for them to make a case for a top-two finish, they have to win against Delhi by a significant margin.

RCB’s inability to pick wickets in the powerplay, once again, was on display. SRH lost only one wicket in the first 10 overs. However, RCB came back into the game stronger, picking nine wickets in the second over. Harshal Patel picked three out of them, while Christian picked two. RCB restricted SRH to 141 runs in the first innings.

However, they still fell 4 runs short of the target. The defeat has highlighted their batting woes in the department. Virat Kohli hasn’t been inconsistent enough and Devdutt Padikkal too hasn’t looked his fluent best. Glenn Maxwell is helping them win matches singlehandedly but the other players need to perform as well.

The decision to try out other batsmen at the different positions hasn’t worked out too well. With an important league stage match coming, RCB can’t afford to make too much changing and chopping.

What they can do is give more deliveries to AB de Villiers to play. The South African perhaps hasn’t spent a lot of time in the middle. His return to his best form is crucial for RCB if they want to lift the title this year.

RCB vs DC- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals? IPL 2021 Match 56

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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches DC Won RCB Won Tied No Result
Overall 27 10 16 1
In IPL 27 10 16 1
At Dubai International Cricket Stadium) 1 1 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0 0
IPL 2021 1 0 1 0 0

Recent venue records (Records at Dubai International Cricket Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 61
Matches won batting first 34
Matches won bowling first 26
Average 1st Inns scores 144
Average 2nd Inns scores 122
Highest total recorded 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 71/10 (19 Ov) by KEN vs IRE
Highest score chased 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Toss Prediction for Match 56 of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Match 56 of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
RCB 150-170 140-150
DC 16-170 140-150

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWWLL

Delhi Capitals: WWLWW

(Players’ form)

Delhi Capitals 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Shikhar Dhawan 13 501 128.46
Prithvi Shaw 12 353 157.59
Rishabh Pant 13 352 127.08
Steven Smith 8 152 112.59
Shimron Hetmyer 11 159 180.68
Shreyas Iyer 5 126 106.78

Who will score the most runs for Delhi Capitals in the match: Shikhar Dhawan or Shreyas Iyer 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Avesh Khan 13 22 15.00
Kagiso Rabada 12 13 28.69
Anrich Nortje 5 7 14.43
Axar Patel 9 14 15.91
Ravichandran Ashwin 10 5 54.80
Lalit Yadav 7 4 25.25

Who will pick the most wickets for Delhi Capitals in the match: Axar Patel or Avesh Khan

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Image Credit: Twitter)
  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Virat Kohli 13 362 121.48
Glenn Maxwell 12 390 126.21
Devdutt Padikkal  9 287 142.08
AB de Villiers 13 276 159.72
Kyle Jamieson 9 65 118.18
S Bharat 6 104 118.18

Who will score the most runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match:  Virat Kohli or Glenn Maxwell 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Harshal Patel 13 29 14.00
Yuzvendra Chahal 13 15 21.60
Kyle Jamieson 9 9 29.89
Mohammed Siraj 13 7 44.14
Glenn Maxwell 13 3 27.00
Daniel Christian 7 3 35.67

Who will pick the most wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match: Harshal Patel or Yuzvendra Chahal