- RCB have a 14-10 head-to-head lead over Delhi Capitals.
- While DC is in second position in the league, RCB is just one spot behind them.
- In last year’s season, DC won both of their games against RCB.
Both the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore have shown dominance in IPL this season. The Delhi Capitals, led by Rishabh Pant, are in the second position on the points table. Last year’s finalists are heading into the match with three successive wins in a row and will be looking to build on the momentum. They will be the table toppers in IPL 2021 if they win this match.
In their most recent match, DC won a decisive match against SRH, holding their nerves in the crucial Super Over to secure a famous victory. On Tuesday, they intend to go all guns blazing against the RCB. The fans are in for a treat as their rivalry promises to be exciting.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa have returned to Australia and will be unavailable for the rest of the tournament. Both the Challengers and the DC will move to the top of the points table with a victory in their next match.
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DC VS RCB Head To Head:
When we talk about the previous matches’ performances of both the teams, Shikhar Dhawan from Delhi Capitals has scored 40 runs or more three times this season, including two half-centuries. With the exception of one where he has scored less than 25 runs in each of his knocks whereas Virat Kohli, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore struggled against Chennai Super Kings, but he has scored more than 30 runs in three of his five matches.
However, when we talk about his performance against DC, Virat Kohli has monstrous numbers. In 23 games, the right-hander has scored 897 runs, the most he has ever scored against any team, with a strike rate of 136.53 and an average of 59.80.
Also, when it comes to bowling performance from both teams, Harshal Patel from RCB may have been the victim of Ravindra Jadeja’s wrath in the previous match, but he also took three wickets. What distinguishes him is that he has taken at least two wickets in each of his IPL 2021 games so far whereas from Delhi Capitals Avesh Khan, a young speedster, appears to be a strong candidate for the purple cap. In the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he added three more wickets to his total.
When it comes to the previous records between these two teams, RCB has the upper hand. They have met in 25 IPL matches, with RCB winning 14 and DC winning 10 and one match with no result.
Having said this, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings.
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DC Vs RCB Last 5 Encounters
2nd November 2020: Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
5th October 2020: Delhi Capitals won by 59 runs
28th April 2019: Delhi Capitals won by 16 runs
7th April 2019: Delhi Capitals won by 4 wickets
12th May 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets
Additional Stats Of DC and RCB:
DC highest score against RCB: 196
RCB highest score against DC: 215
Most runs for DC: 2,204 (Rishabh Pant)
Most runs for RCB: 6,453 (Virat Kohli)
Most wickets for DC: 109 wickets (Amit Mishra)
Most wickets for RCB: 124 wickets (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Lowest total defended by DC against RCB: 183
Lowest total defended by RCB against DC: 157
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Both teams are in excellent form at the moment. So, both the teams could be in a tight race against each other. The Delhi Capitals, however, are a more confident team as a whole, and they can start this upcoming match as a favourite.
Therefore, Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals have a high chance of winning the match against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.