Preview and Prediction: IPL Match 5- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils

Royal challengers Bangalore are back to their den and will face Delhi Daredevils for the first time in IPL 2017 on Saturday. Royal challengers Bangalore after the decent start lost their first match to Sunrisers falling short of 35 runs to the given target. On the other hand, Delhi franchise is yet to play a game this season and their encounter with RCB on Saturday will be their first of the season.

After losing their first match RCB weak link their bowling and their batting at lower down order have once again exposed. They would like to change the combination of their playing XI so that they could put up a win. Delhi Daredevils is shredded with domestic talents and suffered a lot of hacking off of star players due to injury. They would definitely like to start this season a fresh and with a different approach from the last season.

Last time they played:

Last time the two teams met at Raipur and Royal challengers Bangalore put up a fine bowling performance led by Yuzvendra Chahal and won the match by 6 wickets. DD set a target of 139 in their quota of 20 overs which was easily chased down by the RCB with 11 balls to spare and 6 wickets in hand.

Head to head battle:

Both franchises are from the first season f the IPL and have played 16 times with each other. Royal challengers Bangalore are way ahead in the battle with winning 9 games out of 16 and Delhi Daredevils have won 5 games while one game was tied and one was without any result.

Form Guide:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: LLWWW

Delhi Daredevils: LWLLW

Team Preview:

Royal challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli will be absent for the second encounter as well and there is still uncertainty on A B de Villiers playing in the squad. Bangalore had a terrible day in the field last day and had few drop chances as well and they will have to rectify it for sure. They will not tinker much with the lineup but Iqbal Abdullah can get a game in place of S Aravind. Sachin Baby place will be not axed for one match at least.

From:  Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, AB de VilliersChris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, S Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane WatsonStuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, Shane Watson(stand-in captain), Mandeep Singh, Sachin Baby/N Jagdeesan, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Iqbal Abdulla/S Arvind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Travis Head

Delhi Daredevils: Delhi had a few injuries concern this year with De Kock and Duminy opting out from the IPL and Shreyas Iyer down with chicken pox they have a little bit to think upon the playing eleven. Angelo Mathews uncertainty to play increases the trouble for the Daredevils. Samson will be likely to open the innings along with Sam Billings. But one of the two international all-rounder Chris Morris or Carlos Braithwaite will have to warm the bench. Zaheer Khan will lead the team as well as pace attack along with Mohammad Shami and Kagiso Rabada. They can play with two spinners Amit Mishra and Shahbaz Nadeem if the pitch asks for it.

From: Mohammed Shami, Quinton de Kock, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Zaheer Khan, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Syed Ahmed, Pratyush Singh,Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson , Kagiso Rabada , Pat Cummins , Ankit Bawne , Aditya Tare , Murugan Ashwin , Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh
Probable XI: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Corey Anderson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris/Carlos Braithwaite, Aditya Tare/Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan (capt), Kagiso Rabada
Players to watch out for:

Kagiso Rabada: The raw pace with which this south African bowls can put any batsman to trouble. He will be a joy to watch playing for his first IPL.

Mandeep Singh: With the absence of ABD, Kohli, and Rahul in the lineup Mandeep would be eager to grab the opportunity and score runs for his team.

What: IPL 5th Match, RCB vs DD

Where: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

When: 8th April, 20:00 IST

What to expect: a little bit of cloud with a temperature of 35°C in the morning, the evening will be a lot cooler.

Pitch Prediction: In IPL, Bangalore pitch is famous for high scores and high chases. Short boundary lines make it easier batsmen to clear the rope. Many big scores have been posted and chased down with immense ease.

Toss Prediction: 90% of the team winning the toss chose to field first in this ground and four out of five times the team chasing have won.

Match prediction: if Delhi has to win against RCB then they will have to win it now but there are more chances of RCB Being victorious.

Betting tips:

* Place your bets on the team chasing and play safe.

* A high score total is to be made so place Ur best likewise.

Pitch stats:

*.Home Ground: Royal Challengers Bangalore

*.Highest team score: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored 248 against Gujarat Lions (GL)

*.Lowest team score:  Gujarat Lions (GL) 104 against Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

*.Highest runs-chased:   191 (RCB) Royal Challengers Bangalore against Rising Pune SuperGiants (RPS).

*.Average first Innings score: 197



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