The match 46 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Sunday, April 28.
While DC have won their last two games against Kings XI Punjab at home and against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, RCB have won 4 out of their last 5 games. The spirit is high in the RCB camp and not to forget that their captain has grown up playing at the Kotla and Virat Kohli will definitely share his knowledge with the rest of the team.
Kohli has already made it clear that the boys are looking to enjoy themselves after six consecutive losses this season and will express themselves freely on the pitch. DC on the other hand have 14 points from 11 games and look good to be qualifying for the play-offs for the first time in quite a few seasons.
- The IPL 2019, match 46- DC vs RCB will take place at 04:00 PM IST on Sunday, April 28.
- The match will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
DC vs RCB is going to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. According to Accuweather, the temperature will start at 43 degrees Celsius at 4 pm and will come down to 36 degrees Celsius by the time the game ends. The humidity won’t be on the higher side with the number below the 20 per cent mark.
The track at Kotla has mostly been merciful to the team, batting second. But all the previous matches were played under the lights with dew playing its part. The conditions in the upcoming game will be different as the most part of the match will played during the day light.
Delhi Capitals (DC):
Delhi Capitals could bring in Sandeep Lamichhane with the surface offering turn for the spinners. This could see Chris Morris or Sherfane Rutherford sit out for the Nepalese leggie while Amit Mishra’s horror show in the last two games should see Rahul Tewatia return to the line-up.
DC Team (from): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ankush Bains, Jagadeesha Suchith, Manjot Kalra, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Sandeep Lamichhane
Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford/Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Moeen Ali’s absence leaves RCB short on an allround option in the playing XI. Shimron Hetmyer/Henrich Klaasen are the preferred option to replace the south-paw inspite of a horror IPL debut season so far.
RCB Team (From): Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi.
Possible XI: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer/ Henrich Klaasen, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath/Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, DC’s Rishabh Pant and RCB’s Parthiv Patel both are in a tremendous form and both are the favourites for the Dream 11 wicket-keeper picks.
Batsmen: For DC, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer are the top picks while for RCB Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer/Henrich Klaasen are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Chris Morris will be featuring as all-rounders from DC while RCB will feature Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For DC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma are the top bowlers while for RCB, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Yuzvendra Chahal.
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice Captain: AB de Villiers
Dream 11 pick #2:
Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Virat Kohli (c), Ab de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (wk), Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Kagiso Rabada, Tim Southee, Sandeep Lamichhane.
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan