Delhi Daredevils take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their dead rubber game of the IPL. Both teams are already out of contention for the playoffs, but would be looking to win this game to salvage some pride. RCB have endured a dismal campaign after being runners up last season, and as a result are at the bottom of the table. Their star players Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle have failed to fire, and that has been the reason for their downfall. Delhi Daredevils on the other hand, have done well, but a few batting collapses have led them to being eliminated from the competition. Zaheer Khan’s men have won 6 games so far, and would be looking to bow out with a win.
RCB won the reverse fixture by 15 runs, with Kedar Jadhav being the architect of the win.The Bangalore outfit would be looking to give their fans something to cheer about by registering a win in their last game of the campaign.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News :
AB de Villiers has joined his national team, so he would be replaced by Shane Watson in the eleven. RCB’s bowling has done well so far, and their batsmen would be the ones who would be looking to come good.
Pawan Negi has been the standout performer for RCB and he would be looking to continue his good form with both bat and ball. Elsewhere, Mandeep Singh is expected to open the innings alongside Chris Gayle, with skipper Virat Kohli coming in at 3.
Delhi Daredevils Team News :
Delhi are also without their Proteas contingent, so Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada would take no part. Marlon Samuels has failed to fire so far, and is expected to be replaced by Carlos Braithwaite. Ben Hilfenhaus might also get his first game of the season at the expense of Shahbaz Nadeem.
Karun Nair found some form back with his Man of the Match performance against RPS, and he would continue to open the batting with Sanju Samson, with Iyer and Pant to follow.
Fantasy Pick Batsman : Virat Kohli
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The Indian skipper has struggled to find his best form throughout the tournament, but still remains one of the best batsmen in the world, and RCB would hope their captain comes good in this game. Kohli has come under scrutiny from fans and experts alike, and would be looking to answer them with his bat. Even when in poor form, one cannot bet against the charismatic RCB skipper. Expect a few fireworks from him.
Fantasy Pick Bowler : Zaheer Khan
The experienced campaigner showed in the last game that he has still got what it takes to play at the top level. Zaheer has done extremely well this season, but his injuries have hampered Delhi’s campaign a bit. The DD captain has still delivered the goods for his side, and has been good, if not spectacular. He would be looking to give his best in what could be his final game in the cash rich league.
Fantasy Pick All Rounder : Pawan Negi
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The RCB all rounder has had a good tournament so far, and would look to make a mark against his former team. Negi was bought for a whooping 8.5 crores by Delhi Daredevils last season, but failed to justify his price tag and was let go after just one season. He has since become a vital cog in this RCB side and would look to give another good performance.
Match Starts at: 4:00 PM IST
TV Telecast: Sony Six and Sony Six HD
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