The 56th match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will be the final encounter of the League stage of IPL 2021. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals for the second time at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RCB has won eight of their first thirteen matches and is presently ranked 3rd in the leaderboard. On the other hand, DC has won 10 of their 13 matches and is ranked 1st.
RCB Vs. DC-The Match Preview
RCB last played against SRH in Abu Dhabi, where they were defeated by 4 runs. RCB could only score 136 runs in response to SRH’s 141 runs, losing the game by four runs.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 8, 2021
On the other hand, DC recently played CSK in Dubai, where they won by three wickets. CSK scored 136 runs while batting first, which was chased down by the DC in the final over.
In the history of the IPL, these two teams have played 26 matches against each other, with RCB winning 16 and DC winning the remaining 10 games. Royal Challengers Bangalore also defeated Delhi Capitals by one run in their last match this season.
Probable XI Players Of Both Teams
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Virat Kohli.
- Devdutt Padikkal.
- Srikar Bharat.
- Glenn Maxwell.
- AB de Villiers.
- Dan Christian.
- Shahbaz Ahmed.
- George Garton.
- Harshal Patel.
- Mohammed Siraj.
- Yuzvendra Chahal.
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— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 8, 2021
- Rishabh Pant.
- Prithvi Shaw.
- Shikhar Dhawan.
- Shreyas Iyer.
- Ripal Patel.
- Shimron Hetmyer.
- Axar Patel.
- Ravichandran Ashwin.
- Kagiso Rabada.
- Avesh Khan.
- Anrich Nortje.
Key Players To Look Forward To
Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli, the team’s captain, is a right-handed batsman from RCB. So far this season, he has scored 362 runs, which is a pretty impressive score.
Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed batsman of the DC squad who also opens their innings. So far this season, he has scored 501 runs.
Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell is a right-handed batsman of RCB and also a right-arm off-break bowler. So far this season, he has hit 447 runs.
Rishabh Pant: Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant is a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman. So far this season, he has scored 352 runs. Therefore, the team will look up to him in today’s match too.
Harshal Patel: Apart from being a right-handed batsman of RCB, Harshal Patel is also a right-arm medium-fast bowler. So far this season, he has taken 29 wickets.
Prithvi Shaw: Shaw is also a right-handed opening batsman of the DC Squad. He has been in good form throughout the tournament and has scored 353 runs.
What We Think
The pitch of Dubai International Cricket Stadium provides a neutral wicket. So, both teams can use the surface to their advantage. If DC wins this match, their statistics will not change so much because they will enter the semifinals. But, if RCB wins the match today, it may change the scenario a little bit. So, let’s hope the best team wins.