The 19th match of the IPL 2018 will be played between the two least promising teams – Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. Both the teams have won just 1 game in their 4 games so far and are placed at the bottom of the points table.
The second match of the Saturday‘s doubleheader will be played at M Chinnaswamy, Bangalore. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM Local. RCB will host DD and both the teams would be looking to gain some charge and improve their rankings.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost their last two games while Delhi Daredevils lost its last encounter by 71 runs against KKR. Before that Delhi thrashed MI by 7 wickets, the only win in this season so far. It will be a good experience to witness two bottom-placed teams locking horns and trying to improve their positions.
BLR– L, W, L, L
DEL– L, L, W, L
Bangalore tried Corey Anderson by replacing B McCullum against MI in the last game. He was not impressive with his performance. Management might look to replace him or can give him one more chance. Anderson can be replaced by Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee or Moeen Ali. Sarfraz Khan has also failed to contribute to the team. He can also be replaced. Rest no changes are expected.
Sarfaraz Khan might make way for Pawan Negi
Delhi can also make one or two change in bowling. M Shami has been ineffective so far in the tournament. Vijay Shankar has also failed to perform with bat and ball both. Management can try Jayant Yadav or Amit Mishra by replacing anyone.
M Shami might get replaced by Harshal Patel while Vijay Shankar might make way for Gurkeerat Singh.
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Corey Anderson, Quinton de Kock (wk), Umesh Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Colin de Grandhomme, Aniruddha Joshi, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Brendon McCullum, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee, Sarfaraz Khan
Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sayan Ghosh, Mohammed Shami, Jason Roy, Avesh Khan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Sandeep Lamichhane, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Colin Munro, Trent Boult, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Naman Ojha, Harshal Patel, Jayant Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra
Both the teams will undergo one or two changes as neither of them has performed as a unit so far. The predicted BLR vs DEL playing 11 is listed below.
RCB- Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Sarfaraz Khan/Manan Vohra/Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Corey Anderson/Colin de Grandhomme/Tim Southee/Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar
DD- G Gambhir (c), Jason Roy, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer/Prithvi Shaw, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar/Gurkeerat Singh Mann/ Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem/Amit Mishra/Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami/Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris/ Liam Plunkett/Sandeep Lamichhane
So, you can see a couple of changes is expected on both the sides. Let’s move to BLR vs DEL key players.
In RCB, Q de Kock, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers are the only players who are in form and are consistently performing. Mandeep Singh at the lower middle order has also performed well with the bat. But, everyone else has failed to impress. In bowling, U Yadav and Y Chahal are the only performers.
In DD, Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell are the only hope for putting some runs on the scoreboard.
In bowling, M Shami has been ineffective. Trent Boult and Rahul Tewatia are the only hope for DD. They both have taken 6 wickets each in the 4 matches.
It will be the first time in this IPL when an away team will be more confident of the win at the host’s fortress. Yes, although both the teams have won just 1 out of 4 games, Royal Challengers have only registered 1 win in their last 7 matches at M Chinnaswamy.
This will definitely provide some relief to Delhi Daredevils. But, there’s one thing more which you should note- DD has won just 1 game out of last four at this ground. So, the equation still remains the same. Both the teams are equally weak!
However, as per our BLR vs DEL match prediction, RCB will be the favorite.
Q de Kock will be the perfect wicketkeeper for the fantasy team as R Pant is out of form.
In batting, you must choose, G Gambhir, Jason Roy, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers.
In all-rounders, G Maxwell and C Woakes will be the right choice.
In bowling, U Yadav, Trent Boult, and Rahul Tewatia will be a safe bet.
Disclaimer- The BLR vs DEL match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. Management will have the final call. We urge you to choose your playing 11. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an update from us.