Match 46 of IPL 2019 will be a battle waged between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This DC vs RCB match is important for the former as they are eager to regain the top spot from CSK. But the latter have nothing to lose as they are dead last in the IPL 2019 standings. Also Bangalore will be further hobbled with the injury suffered by Dale Steyn.

H2H record

Fans have been treated to 22 DC vs RCB ties with Bangalore having nearly double the wins in the head to head scene. The Royal Challengers have sealed 14 wins to the Capitals’ 7, with a solitary non-result. Currently, the pendulum can swing either way, as both teams have won their last game. The highest score statistic goes to RCB, having scored 215 to RR’s 194. The lowest score statistic sees them romp ahead with 147 to Delhi’s 95.

Predicted Playing 11

Bangalore: Virat KohliAB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh YadavYuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

Delhi: Shikhar DhawanShreyas IyerPrithvi Shaw, Chris Morris, Rishabh PantAxar Patel, Colin Munro, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra

DC vs RCB

Weather and pitch report

Since the match takes place in the afternoon, temperature are likely to start at a blistering 43°C. Luckily, as the match carries, things will start to cool down to at least 36°C. There is also the likelihood of low humidity, which can make things tougher for the players.

The Kotla is generally kinder to the chasing team, but the last few games had plenty of dew. Since it will be sunny, the conditions in Sunday’s game will be a whole new ball game.

Prediction for match result

Both teams head into tomorrow’s game on the back of wins. As mentioned before, the Royal Challengers have won their last game after suffering a few losses. The Capitals are in fine form and even won their last match. The venue will be at the Feroze Shah Kotla, so the Delhi Capitals have the home advantage.

Conclusion

This is the second time this season that there will be a DC vs RCB meeting. The Bangalore home leg of the DC vs RCB tie resulted in the visitors winning.

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