DC are currently at the eighth position in the points table, having won two and lost two of their four matches. In their previous match, they got the better of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by an impressive margin of 44 runs. RCB are at the sixth position in the points table, having won three and lost two of their five matches. In their previous game, they went down to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 23 runs.
Delhi would be high on confidence following their triumph over Kolkata. A lot went right for them in the match. Prithvi Shaw and David Warner cracked brilliant fifties while Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur played wonderful cameos to aid DC finish the innings on a high.
With the ball, Kuldeep Yadav ran through KKR with a four-for, which included three wickets in one over. In Mustafizur Rahman and Khaleel Ahmed, they have two form pacers. On paper, things are looking great for the Delhi camp.
DC Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Shifting focus to RCB, they were below par against Chennai. Bowling first, they looked pedestrian as Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube took them to the cleaners. All the bowlers, including Wanindu Hasaranga, went for plenty. They have some work to do in this department.
In the batting, the top three of Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat and Virat Kohli need to display better consistency. Glenn Maxwell will also been keen to get big runs. RCB will be pleased with the form of Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed while Suyash Prabhudessai also impressed with his big-hitting skills.
RCB Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul
Top fantasy picks for DC vs RCB clash: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Kuldeep Yadav, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga
--Renin Wilben Albert