The match 46 of the season will witness the clash of Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. After two consecutive wins, Delhi will be back to their qila, where they will hope to continue the winning momentum. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, are coming off a three continuously win against Punjab, Chennai, and Kolkata. Both the sides are confident with their last few performances. Even after six defeats in their first six games, the Virat Kohli -captained teams still remain in the hunt for a berth in the playoffs. Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli needs to be on the pitch for a longer time to make his side win. Delhi Capitals have won the toss and have opted to bat.
On the other side, Delhi is maintaining their good form. They started slowly in the league but picked up gradually. Delhi top order batsman Rishabh Pant is showing his great performance which makes him able to make a difference in the point table. Two days ago, a blast knock from Pant took them over the line against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Jaipur.
Bangalore is still at the bottom of the cash-rich chart with 8 points whereas, Delhi pushed down to three position with 14 points. but, Shreyas & Co. can easily get the top rank in the chart by defeating Bangalore here.
LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, MATCH 46 in IPL 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 82/2 in 9 overs vs Delhi Capitals (187/5)
TOSS – Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Wicketkeeping: Notwithstanding his top form with the bat, in-form Rishabh Pant is any day a big threat to the opposition. His ability to guide his bowlers from behind the wicket makes him a valuable asset for the side.
Batting: Both Delhi and Bangalore boast of some of the biggest names of world cricket ranging from – Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Morris. As the Delhi track is known to assist the batters a little more – it would be ideal to pick batsmen who can dominate from the word go. Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chriss Morris, and big-hitting Stoinis would be an ideal choice for the batsmen’s role.
Bowling: Keeping the nature of Feroz Shah Kotla track in mind, the role of Amit Sharma, Axar Patel, and Yuzvendra Chahal becomes very crucial for their respective sides. Kagiso Rabada and Navdeep Saini can be picked as the pacers in the side.
All-Rounder: The smashing all-around abilities of Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel and Chris Morris is bound to work well for the side.
My Dream11 Team:
Rishabh Pant (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Chris Morris, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada and Navdeep Saini
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Delhi Capitals – W, W, L, W, W
Royal Challengers Bangalore – W, W, W, L, W
Delhi Capitals (Probable XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Probable XI): Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
The track at Kotla is pretty well for the team who bats second. Looking back to the previous games, dew has been playing its part here. The conditions in the upcoming game will be different. The pitch has shown signs of spin and under the sun, the tweakers may have a bigger role to play, especially in the first half. Teams may again choose to field first.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Devdut Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis
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