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Delhi Capitals predicted XI against RCB: How will DC line up against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore

The surface at Kotla has not been DC’s best friend this season and the coach and captain have already hit out at the pitch for not suiting the strengths of the home team.

cricket Updated: Apr 28, 2019 08:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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File image of Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant(AFP)

Delhi Capitals are back home and they are now just one win away from sealing a spot in the playoffs. They are up against Royal Challengers Bangalore, a side which has found momentum after winning three matches on the bounce.

Delhi, have finally found the perfect combination for all conditions, and they now head into the match against RCB with a cushion of having a four-point gap between them and the rest of the sides chasing the top 4 finish. They should now focus on achieving a top 2 finish and a win here could go a long way in achieving that.

The surface at Kotla has not been DC’s best friend this season and the coach and captain have already hit out at the pitch for not suiting the strengths of the home team. Will this change?

In many ways, this contest is between two sides riding high on a momentum wave. While Delhi aim for top spot, RCB have to battle for survival. Dew should be a big factor since it is an afternoon game, but Ponting and Iyer might have to make few changes to their playing XI.

Owing to the sluggish nature of the track, Sandeep Lamichhane could replace Chris Morris.

Here is the predicted XI for Delhi Capitals:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Sherfane Rutherford, Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 08:47 IST