DC vs RCB in IPL 2021 – Battle for top spot in IPL Points Table: The match between Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals vs Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the battle for top spot in IPL Points Table. Both are currently on 8 points from 5 matches and whoever wins can go on top of IPL Points table leaving the current table-toppers Chennai Super Kings behind.
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|1||Chennai Super Kings||5||4||1||0||1.612||8|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||4||1||0||0.096||8|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||6||2||4||0||-0.305||4|
DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will be battle for top spot in IPL Points table
- RCB got royal hammering from CSK & Ravindra Jadeja in the last match
- On the other hand, Delhi Capitals held their nerves in pressure situations as well as in the Super Over to prevail over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous game and be on par with RCB and table-toppers Chennai Super Kings on eight points.
- In fact, the Capitals are ahead of RCB in the standings in terms of net run rate, so when the two teams clash against each other at the Motera Stadium on Tuesday, Rishabh Pant and his teammates would certainly fancy their chances against Virat Kohli and Co. and look to grab two points which then would help them leapfrog the Super Kings to the top of the table.
- Similarly, if RCB win on Tuesday, they too will be regaining the top spot. A lot, though, depends on how quickly they put the 69-run thrashing against the Super Kings behind and focus on beginning afresh.
DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: One issue bothering both teams before the match
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Who to bat at No. 3 & Who should be the 4th foreigner in playing XI? Experiment to send Washington Sundar as No. 3 or top order batsman has failed big time for RCB. Kohli has tried 3 players at No.3 position in 5 matches – Sundar, Rajat Patidar & Shabhaz Ahmed – all 3 experiments failed for RCB.
So can Dan Christian be the next choice for RCB at No. 3? Possible, as now RCB doesn’t have the services of Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson. If fit, RCB may bring in Daniel Sams in XI and may play Christian at No. 3
Delhi Capitals – Who to bring in as Ashwin’s replacement? If there is one thing Ricky Ponting will find it tough is getting a replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin in Delhi Capitals XI.
The ace spinner on Monday announced that he is taking a break from IPL to support family amid the unprecedented COVID-19 situation in India. Losing the service of Ashwin, who has been a vital cog in DC’s wheel, midway into the competition has come as a big blow for DC management.
The good thing is that DC already has Axar Patel & Amit Mishra as specialist spinners in XI. If at all they decide to play 3rd spinner it will be a toss up between Lalit Yadav and Sham Mulani?
DC Probable Playing XI vs RCB
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav/Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
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