The last league match of IPL 2021 will feature two teams that have already qualified for the Playoffs and we might see them against each other in the upcoming matches too. The Virat Kohli led side will lock horns with the young Rishabh Pant led team in Dubai International Cricket Stadium. For both the teams, it will be a significant match as they can assess their teams in this match for better chances in the Playoffs against each other.
Head to Head Record:
The head to head record between both the teams suggests that Royal Challengers Bangalore have an edge over Delhi Capitals in IPL.
Matches Played: 26 matches
RCB Won: 15 matches
DC Won: 10 matches
Tie: 1 match
Though, this time Delhi Capitals are looking a bit strong against each other but last time these two teams met, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the contest.
The pitch at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is now favouring the bowlers because the surface has started getting slow and tricky for the batsmen.
Matches Played: 99
Matches won by Batting first team: 38
Matches won by Chasing team: 60
No Result: 1
The team that is all set to finish in the top two, Delhi Capitals have been the team to beat this season. With their strong line-up, they have managed to get an edge over every team that they have played. Even against Royal Challengers Bangalore, they will be looking to finish the league matches on a high note.
Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Ben Dwarshuis, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith
Players to watch out:
Delhi Capitals have a superb opening pair that gets them to a flying start. Besides them, their middle order has been firing for them. However, the lack of batsmen at the end can be a problem for them. In the bowling, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan and Axar Patel have done good for them.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a chance to make it to the top two against Sunrisers Hyderabad but they failed. However, they still can do it if they beat Delhi with a big margin. Bangalore has a perfect batting lineup that makes them one of the top teams in the tournament.
Predicted Playing XI:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Maxwell, AB De Villiers (wk), Dan Christian, George Garton, Srikar Bharat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmad
Tim David, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin,, Suyesh Prabhudessai, Dushmantha Chameera, Akash Deep, Kyle Jamieson, Wanindu Hasaranga
Players to Watch Out:
Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell are currently the top performers for the team in the batting lineup. Small contributions from Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat and AB De Villiers have been helpful for them. In the bowling department, they have the purple cap holder, Harshal Patel who has been brilliant along with Yuzvendra Chahal.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the top two teams of the tournament and will be giving a tough competition to each other. However, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will beat Delhi Capitals comfortably in the last league match of IPL 2021. Though Delhi Capitals can also get some twists and turns in the match.