Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Delhi Capitals in the final league fixture on Friday. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hopes of finishing in the top 2 spots are almost over with a loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. They experimented with their batting order which backfired them. Glenn Maxwell’s wicket at the wrong time was the turning point that went against them.
Delhi Capitals has been one of the most consistent teams for the last 3 years in the IPL. They have exceptional strength on the bench and might experiment in this match to keep their main players fresh ahead of the playoffs. In a thrilling competition, they beat Chennai Super Kings in the previous match by a difference of 3 wickets in the final match during the match. If they win do win this match they will end as group winners with 22 points.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Match 56
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 8th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local time
Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The surface here in Dubai is unpredictable at times. Scoring runs is always tough in the middle phase of the game. Looks like anything over 160 is a good competitive score on this wicket.
Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs DC:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Kona Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer/Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ripal Patel/Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Top Picks for RCB vs DC Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Devdutt Padikkal played an unusual inning in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He struggled to get his timing going and batted at a relatively lower strike rate. However, one innings can’t define the champion batter that Padikkal is, and you can still back him and include him in your fantasy teams.
Shikhar Dhawan has a perfect opportunity to become the leading run-scorer in this year’s IPL. ‘Gabbar’ has already scored 501 runs in 13 matches at an average of 41.75.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell is ruling the second leg of the IPL with his exceptional batting performances. The Aussie batting all-rounder has scored 224 runs in the last 6 matches at an average of 44.8, which includes 3 half-centuries. Maxwell has chipped in with 3 wickets as well.
Axar Patel has won two back-to-back player of the match awards in the last 2 matches for his splendid bowling display. In 9 matches in this edition, he has scalped 14 wickets at an economy of 6.05, with the best figures of 3 for 21.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Harshal Patel became the highest wicket-taker among Indian bowlers in a single edition of the IPL with 29 wickets. He achieved this feat in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, surpassing Jasprit Bumrah’s 27 wickets.
Avesh Khan is second on the list of leading wicket-takers in this IPL. He has scalped 22 wickets in 13 matches at an economy of 7.14, with the best figures of 3/13.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Rishabh Pant should be the first-choice wicketkeeping option for your fantasy teams. The Delhi Capitals skipper has scored 352 runs in 13 matches in this IPL at an average of 35.2. He is a game-changer and a must-pick player for your fantasy teams.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Ripal Patel, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell (c), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
K Srikar Bharat, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (vc), Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
RCB vs DC Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
447 runs and 3 wickets
29 wickets and 51 runs
RCB vs DC Risky Captaincy Choices:
AB de Villiers hasn’t faced many deliveries as expected in the second leg of the IPL because he is batting down the order, but when he gets going, it is difficult to stop the South African. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Prithvi Shaw has scored 353 runs in 12 matches so far in this edition at an average of 29.41. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
George Garton has been slightly expensive, and there are considering plenty of options available in the bowler’s slot, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.