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Do-or-Die clash: RCB take on Pant-less DC for IPL Playoff Race

Do-or-Die clash: RCB take on Pant-less DC for IPL Playoff Race

The team that handles the pressure better and executes their plans flawlessly will emerge victorious and keep their playoff dreams alive today.

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru braces itself for a high-voltage encounter on Sunday as Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) lock horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in a match with massive playoff implications. Both teams, despite recent good form, find themselves needing a win to keep their hopes alive.

RCB on roll, but can they sustain?

After a shaky start to the season, RCB have found their groove, winning a spectacular four matches in a row. Led by skipper Faf du Plessis, their batting has finally clicked, while their bowling attack has displayed newfound sting.

However, the big question remains – have they left their charge too late? With just two matches remaining, RCB needs victories in both to have a chance at the playoffs.

DC without Rishabh Pant

DC, currently sitting comfortably in fifth place, are also facing a must-win situation. While they’ve managed three wins in their last five games, their challenge is amplified by the absence of their explosive captain, Rishabh Pant, who is serving a suspension.

Axar Patel will step in as the captain, and veteran batsman David Warner, who missed recent matches with an injury, might make a crucial return.

Home advantage and bowling matchup

Despite DC’s higher position in the table, RCB holds the home advantage, and the passionate Bengaluru crowd will be a massive factor.

Additionally, RCB’s choice of their fourth overseas player could be crucial. Glenn Maxwell’s past success against DC’s key spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, might tempt them to include him. DC, on the other hand, might opt for the pace of Jhye Richardson to target RCB’s strong opening partnership.

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Battle for Survival: RCB vs DC

Both teams have their backs against the wall, and this clash promises to be a nail-biter. RCB’s in-form batting and passionate home support will be countered by DC’s bowling options and the potential return of Warner.

The team that handles the pressure better and executes their plans flawlessly will emerge victorious and keep their playoff dreams alive.

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