Wednesday, September 20

IPL 10 : Match 56 Preview : Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will draw the curtains on the league season of the IPL at FerozeShah Kotla.

Last season, Delhi and Bangalore faced each other in the final league game of the tournament. The stakes were very high in the game as it was a virtual knockout clash for the playoffs. Look how things change in a year?

Daredevils are set to host Royal Challengers yet again in the final league game of the season but this time; both teams have nothing to play for except pride.

The outcome of this match will have no change in where they finish in the standings. Even if they win, DD will remain sixth in the eight-team table; while even a victory cannot lift RCB from the floor. RCB, who haven’t won since April 18 will want to finish the season in better spirits.

Team News

Delhi Daredevils

For a team that is known for making a lot of changes to their playing XI; Delhi have refrained from that practice this season. The hosts made only one against RPS and chose to play with just three overseas players. Ben Hilfenhaus might get a look in for the first time in Daredevils colours.

Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada have left for national duty. Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant will want to sign off by leaving a lasting impression. The performance of both youngsters somewhat mirrors that of their team; they have blown hot and cold, and so has their team.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

AB de Villiers left for national duty after Royal Challengers’ match against Knight Riders last Sunday. Royal Challengers could provide an opportunity for someone like Sachin Baby or Harpreet Singh in the middle order. That will also open up a spot for an overseas bowler.

Head to Head :
Matches – 18
DD – 6, RCB – 11, No Result – 1

Probable Lineup :

Delhi Daredevils

Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson; Shahbaz Nadeem, Pat Cummins/Ben Hilfenhaus; Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Sachin Baby/Harpreet Singh; Kedar Jadhav (wk), Pawan Negi, Aniket Choudhary, Samuel Badree, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tymal Mills.

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