IPL 2022 – The Best Delhi Capitals Playing XI to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore
On April 16, the Delhi Capitals will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. DC will be brimming with confidence heading into this match, having won their previous match by an overwhelming 44-run margin over the Kolkata Knight Riders. They will face RCB, who were defeated by the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, by a margin of 23 runs.
Following their massive win over KKR, the Capitals are unlikely to make any changes to their starting XI and will instead stay with the winning combination. With their batters and bowlers in strong form, the team management will be reluctant to give the benched players a chance to prove their worth, at least for the time being, as the Rishabh Pant-led side seeks back-to-back victories.
Beating the Royal Challengers will not be an easy task and in this article, we are going to talk about the best Delhi Capitals XI to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
David Warner and Prithvi Shaw provide the explosive opening partnership
The Delhi Capitals will rely on the dynamic combo of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw to establish a solid foundation for them to open the innings once again. In the last encounter, the pair put on a 93-run stand against KKR, propelling them to a magnificent 215/5.
Both hitters appear to be in excellent form. While Warner scored 61 runs off 45 deliveries, Shaw too had an impression, hitting 51 runs off 29 balls with a strike rate of 175.9.
Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant (c and wk), Rovman Powell and Sarfaraz Khan strengthen the middle order
DC’s middle-order looks very potential, with skipper Rishabh Pant under pressure to take command, particularly in the middle and death overs. Pant restored his form with a quickfire 14-ball 27 against Kolkata. The southpaw, on the other hand, is anticipated to lead from the front on the 22-yard line with a massive hit against Bangalore.
With the exception of his match-winning unbroken 48 against the Mumbai Indians in the opener, Lalit Yadav has failed to impress, scoring 74 runs from four matches with a strike rate of 115.63. He’d be delighted to re-establish contact. Rovman Powell, the West Indies wonder, has struggled so far, scoring only 31 runs in four games.
Sarfaraz Khan, a promising batsman, has not had many opportunities to bat this season, but he made the most of one of them by scoring an unbeaten 36 off 28 deliveries against the Lucknow Super Giants.
Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur come in as all-rounders
Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur are two of Delhi’s top performers, and a lot will be riding on them in the coming months. In the last encounter against KKR, the duo compiled an unbeaten 49-run stand for the sixth wicket, which proved decisive. Thakur, on the other hand, made a significant impression with the ball in hand.
The Palghar cricketer hit an unbeaten 29 from 11 deliveries and concluded with match-winning bowling stats of 2/30 off 2.4 overs. Axar, on the other hand, remained not out on a 14-ball 22 and, while he did not record a wicket, the left-arm spinner will be looking forward to bamboozling RCB’s legendary batting line-up in the next encounter.
Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, and Khaleel Ahmed bring the bowling onslaught
The bowling attack of the Delhi Capitals has been one of the most consistent in the tournament. Kuldeep Yadav, a Chinaman bowler, has been on a roll since he joined the Delhi team, and he was named Player of the Match against KKR for his numbers of 4/35 from four overs, which caused KKR to lose the plot in their massive run chase.
Mustafizur Rahman, the Bangladeshi pace phenom, may have gone wicketless in the previous encounter, but all he needs is one excellent effort to roar back to form. The left-arm speedster is known for his cutters, and batters must be wary of those deceptive deliveries when facing him with the new ball as well as in the slog overs. Khaleel Ahmed, a young bowler, was brilliant in Delhi’s last match against KKR, finishing as the team’s second-best bowler.
The towering pacer dismissed openers Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer, as well as wicket keeper-batter Sam Billings, to end with 3/25 from four overs.