Indian Super League 2021 Match 22
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – April 27th
Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals have been remarkable in this edition with four victories each in five games. The Delhi Capitals have surpassed expectations, given the personnel worries they have had to survive with in the last few weeks.
Nevertheless, Rishabh Pant and the team have marched to three successive victories after their defeat to the Rajasthan Royals in the first week of IPL 2021. With Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan set off to wonderful starts at the top of the order, Delhi Capitals are well-outfitted to take on the Ahmedabad Test. Though, Ravi Ashwin’s uncertain absence could be a worry for the Capitals.
Possible playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Avesh Khan and Umesh Yadav.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Their rivals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, have been the shocker package of IPL 2021 so far. Despite playing an amateurish bowling line-up, the RCB has triumphed four out of their five matches. But their loss to Chennai Super Kings in their last game came as a reality check.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to come back to winning ways with a terrific performance. The burden will be on skipper Virat Kohli and veteran AB de Villiers to fire the RCB to a victory, with the likes of Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel swaying with the ball in IPL 2021.
Possible playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Mohammed Siraj, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
A modest wicket awaits the two teams at the Narendra Modi Stadium, with some aid on offer for both the bowlers and the batsmen. While there shouldn’t be a lot of swing and seam available for pace bowlers, adjusting their pace should be a suitable option for them.
The spin bowlers should get the ball to grip and turn off the wicket, which should make for an exhilarating competition between bat and ball in the middle overs. Both sides will look to bat first upon winning the toss, with the wicket expected to slow down as the match progresses. 165-175 should be a decent total, with wickets in hand being crucial to the result of the game.
Both sides look well-matched on paper, but the Delhi Capitals will hold the benefit heading into the match, given their squad stability and the impetus they presently carry. However, the bookkeepers have a different idea as they rate both the teams equally for this game.
So based on the odds, it is difficult to choose the favourite, however, since the game is in Ahmedabad, the pitch could play a vital factor in the outcome of the game. Thus, waiting for the toss will be wise.
Either way, both teams will seek to top the table with a victory on Tuesday, at least till Chennai Super Kings’ next game.