RCB vs DC IPL Prediction 15 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Date: 2023-04-15
- Start Time: 15:30
- Location: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Underfire Delhi Capitals will travel to the iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium to face the home side Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 20 of the Indian Premier League.
- Delhi Capitals have lost all four games this season and are plumb last in the table, while Royal Challengers Bangalore are 7th with a solitary win.
- Delhi lost a thriller against the Mumbai Indians in their last game and RCB also lost against Lucknow at home.
- Faf du Plessis’ side have won the last three games against the Capitals with the last win coming last year by 16 runs.
RCB vs DC – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Date: April 15th 2023
Time: 15:30 (local)
RCB vs DC – IPL – Team Previews
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL 2023 campaign started on a high note with a convincing eight-wicket win over the defending champions, Mumbai Indians. However, the team’s performance in the next two games against Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants was disappointing, losing by 81 runs and one wicket respectively.
RCB has been delivering thrilling encounters as per its legacy. In every season, they have a solid batting lineup but lack a strong bowling attack to restrain their opponents. This season is no exception. RCB’s top order, comprising Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, has been in fantastic form, with both players scoring two half-centuries each in the first three games. However, there are concerns around their middle order and their approach to batting in the middle overs, especially against spin bowling.
Hasaranga has joined the Royal Challengers and is now available for selection after completing his national commitments in New Zealand. The Sri Lankan leg-spinner is expected to replace either David Willey or Wayne Parnell in the XI.
Delhi Capitals’ IPL 2023 campaign has been dismal so far, with the team losing all four of their league games. In their first match against Lucknow Super Giants, they suffered a defeat by 50 runs, followed by losses to Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals by six wickets and 57 runs respectively.
The franchise’s batters have been the main problem, failing to cross the 162-run mark in any of the matches. Even in their most recent game against the Mumbai Indians, they failed to defend a target of 172 runs and lost by six wickets.
David Warner and Axar Patel have been doing the bulk of the scoring with the other batsmen disappointing. Axar’s brief innings have been the only positive for Delhi this season. Warner is currently second in the leading run-getters list, but his strike rate of 114.83 is a cause for concern. He has been unable to score runs at a rapid pace, and with DC losing wickets in quick succession, the Australian’s task has become even more challenging.
RCB vs DC – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Du Plessis (Cap), M Lomror, G Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Anuj Rawat, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohd Siraj
Delhi Capitals: David Warner (Cap), Prithvi Shaw, Phil Salt (wk), Manish Pandey, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, A Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed
RCB vs DC – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
This match is set to be a batsman versus batsman showdown, with no clear indication of what a good score would be. Despite this, the spin bowlers have managed to perform decently in the two previous games held at the venue. The game is scheduled for the first afternoon fixture of the season on a brand new pitch, which adds an additional layer of unpredictability to the proceedings.
RCB vs DC – IPL – Win Prediction
Delhi are in a rut and there is no sign of them getting out of it. We expect an RCB victory at the Chinnaswamy.