Delhi Capitals is the only team that have no points on the table. So, they would be eager to get going and register their first win in IPL 2023. They came close to winning their last match but ultimately fell short. Anrich Nortje almost pulled off a heist but Mumbai emerged as a winner.
Royal Challengers Bangalore also finished up on the wrong side of things last week. They will also be itching to return to winning ways. They are better placed than DC in the points table and should have a better chance at winning the match because of home ground advantage. With the return of Wanindu Hasaranga, they would be quite confident right now.
DC’s left-arm spinners Axar and Kuldeep could exploit the middle-order woes RCB facing for quite some time. RCB may need to rethink their strategy for facing left-arm spinners when their top five batters are right-handers. They could say, they bated well in two of the three games but LSG showed, M. Chinnaswamy is a venue where anything can happen.
With the return of Wanindu Hsaranga, they will be happy. But this means, they’ll have to choose between Wayne Parnell and David Willey.
Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.
Mitch Marsh missed the last few matches due to his wedding but has now rejoined the squad, and is set to start the match in starting XI. He hit the nets on the match eve and this should be good news for DC.
Probable XI: David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw/Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Abhishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed/Mukesh Kumar.
RCB lost the last two of their matches while DC lost all four of them. So, both teams could do with 2 points on the table, let’s see what happens in today’s game.
Head to Head – In head-to-head matchups, RCB has a 17-10 advantage over DC. They also won the last three encounters with DC.
Match Time: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2023, April 15th at 3:30 PM IST.
Venue – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik(w), David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep, Michael Bracewell, Sonu Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Finn Allen, Siddarth Kaul, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Himanshu Sharma
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel(w), Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Aman Hakim Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Praveen Dubey, Ishant Sharma, Rilee Rossouw, Mitchell Marsh, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Philip Salt, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Vicky Ostwal