IPL 2021: Match 22, Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 22

Time:  7:30 PM IST

Date:  27 April 2021

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad


Delhi Capitals won its previous match in a thrilling Super Over finish against Surisers Hyderabad while Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a heavy defeat against Chennai Super Kings before this game. Both these teams have been quite impressive and have won four out of their five matches so far.

The conditions in Ahmedabad are going to be quite different from Chennai or even Mumbai for that matter. The venue change might force some changes in the playing eleven as well. DC and RCB will both know that this contest could be quite crucial in the race for a top-2 position and so they will both be up for the fight.

With four wins out of five matches, you would think that Delhi Capitals has got most things sorted but that is not the case. Kagiso Rabada has not been at his best this season, Marcus Stoinis is finding it hard to make an impact with either the bat or the ball, Shimron Hetmyer has next to no runs to his name, and even Steve Smith has looked a bit rusty. Ravichandran Ashwin has pulled himself out from the entire IPL to support his family during the tough times of Covid-19. 

RCB has a poor match against CSK where it never really got into the game. Harshal Patel went for the most expensive over in IPL history, the batting lineup suffered a collapse, and the fielding was very poor. As we saw in the previous match, though, RCB seems to be lacking one quality Indian batsman. Washington Sundar is not a number three player, Rajat Patidar has failed, and so maybe Mohammad Azharudeen could be given a chance. A change is unlikely in this match, though.

Similarly, Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel have been standout bowlers for RCB this season. Yuzvendra Chahal has struggled for wickets and Navdeep Saini is very expensive in this format of the game. Kyle Jamieson is also someone that can be targetted by a good batting lineup. Dan Christian and Washington Sundar help provide some flexibility to the bowling lineup.

DC vs RCB Head to Head

Total Matches:  25,  DC Won:  10, RCB Won: 14, NR: 1

Pitch Report

A decent pitch awaits the two sides with some help on offer for both the batsmen and the bowlers. While there shouldn’t be many swings available for fast bowlers, altering their pace should be a decent option for them. The spinners should get the ball to grip and turn off the surface, which should make for an exciting contest between bat and ball in the middle overs. Both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss, with the pitch likely to slow down as the match progresses.

Possible Playing XI

Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, and Umesh Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Yuzvendra Chahal

DC vs RCB Match 22 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. Both the teams are performing exceptionally their best in this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore eventually comes up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Royal Challengers Bangalore is likely to emerge as winners over Delhi Capitals.

For a thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have concluded that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match but still, there will be a tough fight from both the teams, and a thrilling, high-score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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