It was not the kind of show that would have impressed Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost and lost comprehensively. They will be desperate to get the combinations right and get started this season. On the other hand, they take on Delhi Daredevils which has badly been plagued by injuries left, right and centre. The big international stars and some star Indians will not feature in their line-up, which means they will field their second eleven in a way. This is a very bad state to be in. They are also playing a team in RCB, which too is depleted as the big names are missing. This hence seems to be the ‘battle of the injury-plagued’.
The match will be played at Chinnaswamy stadium, which means it is bound to be a high-scoring affair.
When: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, April 8, 2017 – 20:00 IST
Here is predicting the XI that could take the field today.
Fun fact: RCB have won nine out of the 11 matches against DD since 2011, with one match ending in a no-result. DD’s only win against RCB in the last six years came in Bengaluru last year courtesy a de Kock ton.
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head/AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Shane Watson (c), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi/Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary
Probable XI: Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Shahbaz Nadeem/Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada/Pat Cummins