The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 20th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on April 15, 2023. RCB has won each of its last three matches against DC. This RCB vs DC match is sure to be a mouth watering clash for fans.

RCB made a positive start to the season by defeating the Mumbai Indians in the first match, but they have lost two consecutive games since then and are now in the bottom half of the table. DC has endured a disastrous start to their campaign and has lost all four matches they have played so far. As a result, they are firmly placed at the bottom of the points table. They need to win some matches soon if they want to remain in the race for a playoff spot.

RCB has a batting-powered team and will look to get back to winning ways in IPL 2023 as they host a deflated DC. According to thetopbookies.com, RCB is predicted to defeat DC. The Royal Challengers will be hoping to mark their second win at the tournament. DC, on the other hand, will enter the field to register their maiden win of the season. The Star Sports Channel and Jio Cinema App will broadcast the RCB vs DC match. The match will start at 3:30 PM IST.

Expected Playing Elevens of RCB vs DC

In terms of playing 11, it is not yet available for both teams. RCB’s bowling has been way too expensive, especially in the death overs. DC faced the Mumbai Indians in their last game. Skipper David Warner and Axar Patel scored half-centuries to guide DC to a respectable total of 172. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Probable Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj

Delhi Capitals (Probable Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel(w), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Form

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has had a mixed form in the Indian Premier League 2023. They have won three matches and lost one so far. In their latest fixture against the Lucknow Super Giants, RCB scored 212 runs for the loss of two wickets. Still, they lost the match in the very last ball. However, RCB is having a great run against Delhi Capitals. They have won each of their last three matches against them.

Virat Kohli, the mainstay of RCB, has been in good form in international cricket. In the IPL 2023, he has scored 168 runs in four matches with an average of 42. Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis have also been in good form with the bat for RCB. In the bowling department, Mohammed Siraj and Wayne Parnell have been performing well for RCB.

Overall, RCB has a strong batting line-up, which has been their strength in the IPL 2023 so far. However, their bowling has been a bit inconsistent, and they will need to improve in that department to maintain their winning momentum.

Delhi Capitals Team Form

Delhi Capitals have not started the IPL 2023 season well, losing all four of their matches so far and sitting at the bottom of the table. The team’s top-order batting has been a concern, and the absence of regular captain Rishabh Pant due to injury has also affected the team’s performance. David Warner has taken over as captain in Pant’s absence, and the team is yet to finalize their first-choice wicketkeeper.

Axar Patel has been in good form and has been one of the solid performers for the DC. In the IPL 2023 match against the Mumbai Indians, Axar Patel played a sensational innings, scoring a 22-ball fifty to help the Delhi Capitals reach a respectable score of 172 runs. Axar Patel’s performance in the match was crucial as the Delhi Capitals were struggling to score at a brisk pace until he arrived at the crease. 

Warner has posted good scores with half-centuries in three of his four innings so far, although his runs have come at a sluggish strike rate of 114.83. However, Warner’s approach to the game this season is under severe criticism, and he is coming under increasing pressure after his team’s losing start to the season stretched to four matches to sit bottom of the Indian Premier League table.

Prediction

According to some match predictions, Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favorite in their upcoming match against the Delhi Capitals. The Bengaluru-based franchise has an upper hand over the DC squad. As M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is their home ground, fans expect them to perform well. However, the Delhi Capitals will enter the field to register their maiden win of the season by thrashing RCB in front of home fan.

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