RCB vs DC: Match preview, head-to-head records and pitch report
Royal Challengers Bangalore are without a win in five matches and the upcoming encounter against Delhi Capitals brings another stern challenge for Virat Kohli and his boys. RCB lie bottom on the points table and they need to produce a complete show to register their first victory. DC have lost two successive matches and are vulnerable at the moment. Here's the detailed match preview.
Head-to-head meetings between the two sides
The two sides have met on 22 occasions in the IPL. RCB lead the show with a 15-6 tally, with one match not having a result. At the Chinnaswamy, RCB have won six matches. DC have pocketed three. Last season, RCB won both the matches.
RCB need to build on from batting show against KKR
RCB finally got going with the bat in IPL 2019 and they would look to build on that. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were on song against Kolkata Knight Riders at home after helping the side to get to 205/3. RCB need their star players take the charge and dish out a similar show. The opening department needs to set the base.
RCB need answers with the ball
Just when you thought that the bowlers would join the party and defend the score against KKR, they fell flat in the last four. RCB need their bowlers to deliver the goods. The pacers in particular are too predictable and they have shied away from bowling yorkers. Wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been the only shining light in RCB's campaign so far.
DC's batting has been nothing short of madness
Delhi's vulnerability with the bat got exposed in the last few games. They almost paid the price against KKR. Post that, two dismal shows against Punjab and Hyderabad saw them falter. DC have tried to be too aggressive. The batsmen haven't applied themselves, causing them headache. However, they will hope to restore the stability against RCB on a friendly track.
DC bowlers have done well so far
DC have bowled well till now. The bowling quartet has fought to bring some fight in this side. The bowlers will need to be accurate against RCB and make sure free runs are not gifted. Shreyas Iyer will need to utilize the bowlers well.
RCB vs DC: Pitch report, TV listing and timing
The track at the Chinnaswamy Is expected to assist the batsmen once again. Anything above 200 could be the way to go forward. Both teams have the personnel to score aplenty. The match is scheduled for a 04:00 PM IST start. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and can be streamed on Hotstar app as well.