The second match of the day which is fifth match of the IPL10 season, 2017 sees Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils in their own backyard. After their worst performance in the previous IPL season now Delhi Daredevils would have the golden opportunity to kick off their 2017 Indian Premier League campaign on a winning note. On the other side the team which is up for fifth match of this season is Royal Challengers Bangalore which has already lost its first match of the season against the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB is one of the franchise who have lost a major number of players due to injury. KL Rahul was ruled out of the competition while skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are also missing the initial stages and this has had an impact on their performance in the first game. While Delhi Daredevils are serial underachievers of the league having reached the last four stage only thrice in 9 years. They qualified for the now defunct CL T20 twice, in 2009 and 2012.
Here are 7 sneak preview of IPL 2017 Fourth day match
#1 IPL’s fifth match of this year is between Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils. Delhi Daredevils played their last game of IPL ninth edition against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and will again commence their new season versus the same opponents.
#2 This fifth match between Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Daredevils is taking place, today 8pm at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
#3 Royal Challengers Banglore likely XI: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Shane Watson (cp), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary.
#4 Royal Challengers Banglore: After a defeat in the tournament opener, RCB will like to get their campaign back on track with a win at M Chinnaswammy. With regular skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers missing out due to injuries, the onus will again be on the likes of Shane Watson, Chris Gayle and Kedar Jadhav to bail their side.
#5 Delhi Daredevils likely XI: Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada.
#6 Delhi Daredevils: DD’s top order isn’t that threatening. However, it is filled with some promising names who have made giant strides in India’s domestic circuit.
#7 Royal Challengers Bangalore have always faced a problem with their bowling abilities and leakage of runs in the death overs pushes them on the back-foot. While Delhi Daredevils’ batsmen need to chip in at crucial stages and give big partnerships and capitalise on the starts they get.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Shane Watson (capt), Kedar Jadhav (wk), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers.
Zaheer Khan (capt), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aditya Tare, Shashank Singh, Ankit Bawane, Navdeep Saini, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh
Chris Gayle looked all set to launch SRH bowlers all over the park and he sizzled for a brief moment but could not sustain the momentum for a very long time. The towering sixes were all present and now RCB would want him to cash in and go for the long haul. Mandeep Singh too was in great hitting form and he started off like a train and played few pleasing strokes.He needs to play a crucial role at the top of the order more so because Gayle takes his time to get his eye in.
Delhi Daredevils: Rishab Pant and Sanju Samson
They have a fantastic set of Indian batsmen like Rishab Pant and Sanju Samson to go with their equally impressive foreign batsman which means that their batting is good shape, at least on paper, and it remains their stronger area.
According to us Royal Challengers Bangalore will hold an edge.
- RCB’s strength is undoubtedly their batting. Their batsmen who will have to outscore the opposition and cover up for their light bowling attack. They have smashing batting line up Chris Gayle, Shane Watson,Travis Head who are their plus points.
- They have bowler and spinners like Tymel Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore had won nine out of the 11 matches against DD since 2011.