New Delhi, 27/4 :Forgetting the defeat of the previous match, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore return to victory against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday (April 27) in a tie against the IPL (IPL 2021). Will come with the intention of RCB were defeated by Chennai Super Kings by 69 runs in the previous match. On the other hand, Delhi beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in a super over on Sunday night.
RCB will have to overcome their weaknesses in the middle overs against Delhi Capitals. In-form openers for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal (171 runs) and Kohli (151 runs) have given a great start. However, both could not get support from the middle order. Glenn Maxwell (198 runs), AB de Villiers (129) and Washington Sundar (25 runs) will have to do well against Delhi’s strong bowling attack. Australia’s expensive player Maxwell proved his value to be good in some matches
RCB will also have to forget Harshal Patel’s dhunai in the last over in the match against Chennai. Ravindra Jadeja changed the map of the match by scoring 37 runs in his last over, while Harshal has been the most successful bowler of RCB before this. Fast bowlers Mohammad Siraj and Kyle Jamieson will also have to do better, while spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Sundar will be expected to bowl economically. RCB may field left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed in place of Navdeep Saini or Dan Christian.
Shikhar Dhawan (259 runs), an opener for Delhi and the highest run-getter in the tournament, would like to maintain his form. Opener Prithvi Shaw (166 runs) will also try to play big innings. Delhi have a strong middle order, with skipper Rishabh Pant (125), Australia’s Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis and West Indies’ Shimron Hetmyer who can be match-winners on their day off.
Rishabh Pant and Steve Smith will have the responsibility to play the role of the innings. Delhi will miss the spinner R Ashwin, who has left the league to help his family battling Corona. Akshar Patel and Amit Mishra will have to make up their shortcomings. Akshar won by throwing a super over against the Sunrisers while Mishra made a brilliant performance against Mumbai. Fast bowler Avesh Khan has taken 11 wickets in five matches. The team management can also field Lalit Yadav, who can bat with off-spin.