DC v RCB Preview and Predictions: Will it be another loss for Kohli’s Challengers?

Match: Dehli Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Date: 27th of April 2021

Time: 7.30 PM India

Stadium: Narendra Modi Stadium

What you will find on this preview

Capitals stats and form

RCB stats and form

DC V RCB prediction

Head to head stats

Trends & Recent Form

What a match we have in store today. Two teams with very similar records, both playing well and eager to get back to the top of the table.

Dehli Capitals form

Position: 2nd of 8

  • Played: 5
  • Won: 4
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: +0.334
Top players
Top Batsman: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Total runs: 259
  • Average: 51.8
  • High score: 92
Top Bowler: Avesh Khan
  • Total wickets: 11
  • Total overs: 18
  • Economy: 7.61
  • Best figures: 3/32

“Dehli Capitals has continued where they left off the last year – in good form. A will over RCB today will give their confidence a big boost. ”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • DC won their last match via a super over against SRH. They won 8/0 v 7/0 in the super over after Kane Williamson failed to get his bat over the live and SRH lost 1 run on review.
  • Prithvi Shaw top-scored with 53 off 39 balls as the openers put on 81 for the first wicket. Shaw and Dhawan are in good form and look a match for any bowling attack.
  • Avesh Khan was again the top bowler with 3/34 from his 4 overs.  He took the key wickets of Bairstow when he looked set to make a big score and Virat Singh before he could get going.
  • Excluding the defeat, to Rajasthan, the Capitals have been doing an excellent job of keeping their wickets. In the 4 wins so far they have only lost a maximum of 4 wickets in an innings. This has helped them to build good scores and is a clear game plan of DC this year.
  • Dhawan is looking forward to the move of grounds, after the SRH match he said “Glad the Ahmedabad wicket will be better than this one.”.

Royal Challengers Bangalore form

Position: 3rd of 8

  • Played: 5
  • Won: 4
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: +0.096
Top players
Top Batsman: Glenn Maxwell
  • Total runs: 198
  • Average: 49.50
  • High score: 78
Top Bowler: Harshal Patel
  • Total wickets: 15
  • Total overs: 20
  • Economy: 8.35
  • Best figures: 5/27


Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • RCB was flying high with 4 wins from 4 but then they had a humbling defeat to CSK in their last match.
  • After the match captain Kholi said, “We have to look at this in the right way. Brush it aside and learn from it. We will continue to use guys at 3 because we have Maxi and AB to follow. We will continue to use that depth.”.
  • Devdutt Padikkal was the top scorer with 34 from 15. He was scoring at a rate that was a little over the top for the start of the innings and was always going to lead to the fall of his wicket.
  • RCB lost 7 wickets for the last 40 runs which are very poor with their batting lineups. Padikkal, Maxwell and Jamieson were the only players to get into double figures. They will need to be better than that to beat Dehli Capitals.

Head to head stats

2020 IPL results

  • Match X: X won by X
  • Match X: X won by X

Overall record

Dehli = 10 wins

Bangalore = 14 wins

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Dheli Capitals to win at 10/11*

We have seen enough from the Capitals so far to know they are a serious contender this year. Shikhar Dhawan is the man in form in the IPL so far and has already mentioned he is looking forward to playing on this pitch – an ominous sign from him.

RCB started well but in their last match, the collapse in the batting was astounding and will have knocked the team’s confidence.

  • Pick 1: Padikkal over 0.5 sixes 4/6*

In the last match, he went over the ropes twice and he’s been going for some big shots this year. This season he’s hit 8 sixes in 4 innings.

  • Pick 2: Dehli Capitals highest opening partnership 11/10*

This is a battle of the finest of Indian cricket with Dhawan and Shaw going up against Kohli and rising star Padikkal. We think Dhawan and Shaw have the edge of the openers.

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