DC vs RCB Preview: The Sportsrush presents before you full preview of the 46th match of IPL 2019 between Delhi and Bangalore.
The Delhi Capitals take on an upbeat Royal Challengers Bangalore in an afternoon game at Delhi. It is going to be a cracker of a match with both teams on a high and vying for a playoffs spot. Delhi, however, are much better placed currently.
The Delhi Capitals have managed to win 5 of their last 6 matches and are looking really good currently. They seem to be peaking at the right time with their batsmen and bowlers contributing significantly and playing as a coherent unit.
RCB have won 3 matches on the trot and need to win 3 more back to back if they want to have a chance of making the playoffs. Their batting and bowling finally look a bit settled. However, with Moeen Ali gone, they have to fill a big hole in the line-up.
The Capitals are looking like a well-oiled team which is bringing fantastic results on the field. Ricky Ponting would not think of changing anything currently with the playing XI considering they are playing on a spinning track and 3 spinners is the best way to go. Also, why change a winning combination?
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 27, 2019
RCB are also looking great but Steyn is injured and that comes as a huge blow for Virat Kohli and Co. They would not have looked to make many changes but they need to make a forced change in the form of Colin de Grandhomme who would come in place of Moeen Ali who had to return home after a great season.
PITCH AND WEATHER PREDICTION
The Kotla has been assisting spinners in a massive way and spin will be the way to go in this game. Expect low scores in the range of 140-170 and tell impact of the spinners may decide the fate of this match.
It is going to be a hot sunny day at Delhi with temperatures soaring up to 42°C. It will be tough to play cricket in such conditions and perseverance will be key. Humidity at 16% means no sweat and there are no chances of any rainfall.
Considering the nature of Kotla and the past records, both teams would want to chase on the track. However, the heat and the sun’s fury might tempt the teams to bat first in order to drain out the opposition.