RCB vs DC: Delhi Capitals will face RCB without Rishabh Pant, ‘do or die’ match for Royal Challengers

Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are in the race for the playoffs after winning four consecutive matches, will have to defeat Delhi Capitals at all costs in the Indian Premier League match on Sunday to maintain their claim, while Delhi captain Rishabh Pant will be out of the match due to suspension. .

Pant has faced a one-match suspension three times in the current season of the Indian Premier League due to slow over-rate. Pant was fined Rs 30 lakh for violating the code of conduct during Delhi Capitals’ 20-run win against Rajasthan Royals on May 7. A fine of Rs was also imposed. RCB will benefit from Pant’s absence while it is a big blow for Delhi.

Apart from defeating Gujarat Titans twice, RCB has defeated Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB did not face any challenge from Gujarat and Punjab and defeated Sunrisers in a close match. On the other hand, there has been a lack of consistency in Delhi’s performance. The team, captained by Rishabh Pant, had scored 257 runs for four wickets in a ten-run win over Mumbai Indians on April 27 and could only score 153 runs for nine wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 29. RCB is in seventh place with 10 points from 12 matches and losing now will close the way for them.

Their morale is high on the basis of four consecutive wins and the excellent form of Virat Kohli. Kohli has scored the maximum 634 runs in this season and his strike rate has been 153. Apart from Kohli, captain Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik have also played good innings. The bowlers have also done their job well after the average performance in the initial matches. Mohammed Siraj has found his rhythm in the last four matches while Yash Dayal and spinner Swapnil Singh have also proved useful.

After the match against Punjab, the economy rate of Siraj and Dayal went below ten for the first time this season. This would be considered a good performance amidst the mountain of runs being scored in this session. His test will be in front of Delhi’s Jack Fraser McGurk who is 235. Has scored 309 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 87. David Warner had scored 167 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 135 and McGurk is playing after he was ruled out due to injury. Opener Abhishek Porel has also scored runs at a strike rate of 157 but there was no consistency in his performance.

Captain Pant and Tristan Stubbs have played good innings but without Pant against RCB, there will be more pressure on Stubbs. Delhi has the upper hand in bowling. He has spinners like Kuldeep Yadav and Akshar Patel who together have taken 24 wickets. His economy rate has also been less than nine. Fast bowlers Khalil Ahmed have taken 14 wickets and Mukesh Kumar has taken 15 wickets and Delhi will be expecting early successes from them.

The teams are as follows-

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyyash Prabhudesai, Will Jacques, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vishak, Akash Deep. Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Sourav Chauhan.

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain and wicketkeeper, suspended in this match), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Abhishek Porel, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Enrique Norkia, Kuldeep Yadav, Jake Fraser-McGurk. , Khalil Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Dar, Jhay Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Swastik Chikara, Shai Hope.

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