Delhi Capitals(DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) are set to lock horns in the 27th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) in the second clash of the doubleheader on Saturday, April 16 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Delhi Capitals are coming off a huge win against Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game and their openers Prithvi Shaw and David Warner were back at their best at the top. Mitchell Marsh is likely to slot in for Rowman Powell once he becomes available while Anrich Nortje might be rested for a few more games until he recovers completely. The Rishabh Pant-led side are currently placed seventh in the points table with 2 wins and as many losses in 4 matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore had a tough outing against the Chennai Super Kings and they felt the absence of Harshal Patel quite heavily. He would come into the playing XI once he is available. Meanwhile Akash Deep conceded plenty in his final few overs against CSK which might be a worry for Faf du Plessis.
RCB also have the option of bringing in Siddarth Kaul whose experience might be handy in death overs until Harshal returns. The Faf du Plessis-led side are currently sixth in the table with 3 wins and 2 losses in 5 matches.
WAGING ODDS: DC (2.00) Vs RCB (1.83)
RCB are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
DC are the underdogs and priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
The Wankhede Stadium has been a bliss for the bowlers in the games so far and relatively has been a low-scoring pitch compared to the others. The dew factor that might come in later in the evening is pretty crucial. Given the strong bowling department of RCB, they are likely to go past DC in the contest.
Prediction: RCB to win the match.