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Preview RCB v/s DC
RCB vs Delhi Capital IPL 2021 match promises to be a cliffhanger. Both teams have nothing to lose and will straightaway play their first game at Ahmedabad 24 hours after landing.
The pitch going by the KKR v Punjab game might play on the slower side unless they are using a different pitch. The evening dew expectation may make the captains field first on winning the toss.
RCB in spite of their crushing defeat to CSK in their last match looks like a well-balanced team that should not make too many changes. Their number 3 spot is a cause of concern and so far none of the players tried there has not fired. However strong performances by the rest of their batters except in the CSK match has kept RCB in the top four. The bowling has done exceedingly well this season. Preview RCB v/s DC.
The exits of Zampa and Kane Richardson may have reduced their overseas stocks but they still have good resources to fall back on.
It only remains to be seen, how much the team was affected by the heavy loss against CSK after straight wins in the first four games.
Paddikal, Kohli, Sundar, Maxwell, de Villiers, Jamieson, Harshal , Sams, Saini / Shahbaz, Siraj, Chahal
Delhi Capitals look in fine momentum despite their hard-earned super over win over SRH. The batting has shown consistency and the bowling has looked formidable with many options. However, the sudden withdrawal of Ashwin to look after his family in covid times will cause a big dent in their spinning stocks. Axar Patel and Amit Mishra will have to take additional responsibilities with Lalit Yadav and Pravin Dubey waiting in the wings. Axar had a great game against Sunrisers, bowling beautifully in the match and the super over.
Amit Mishra may play a vital role in the match with three top-class right-handers in RCB lineup ( Kohli , devillers , Maxwell)
Shaw , Dhawan , Smith , Pant , Hetmyer/ Nortje , Stoinis , Lalit , Axar , Mishra , Rabada , Avesh ,
The team winning this game will become firm favourites to reach the playoffs.