Delhi Daredevils practically lost the opportunity for playoffs but if they perform well in the remaining three games and maintain a good run rate, they can get through the critical situation. They are about to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla today.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a better position when compared to Delhi Daredevils. But they have to win this game to keep their hopes for playoffs alive. They are in the seventh position of the points table. The Captain of the team, Kohli said that they have to perform well in all the departments as they ill afford another loss.
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The impact batsmen for the hosts are Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and Shreyas Iyer. Rishabh Pant made a mesmerizing performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad and stood as the highest scorer of the season to date by his knock of 128* off 63 balls. This is the highest individual score in IPL 2018. With this record, Pant stood as the youngest player to score 1000 runs in T20s. he scored 87, 45, and 55 runs earlier against RCB and surely, he is the cynosure for Delhi DareDevils.
Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers are the impact batsmen for RCB. Kohli slammed the fifties in three games in this season. De Villiers scored three fifties as well and two of them made the cause while Kohli’s knocks were not fruitful this time. One of the De Villiers’ the fifties went futile due to the match-winning knock of MS Dhoni.
The crucial bowlers for Delhi Daredevils are Trent Boult and Amit Mishra. For RCB, Umesh Yadav is the fiery speedster. He has a great economy rate in the Powerplays with 6.34.
The irony of the game is, the result of the game impacts the playoff chances of the other team.
RCB won 13 games off 20 head to head games and at Delhi, they won 5 games out of 7. They have 12-1 win-loss ration out of 14 recent combats. They won all the last five games at Feroz Shah Kotla.
After this match, Delhi Daredevils will host Chennai Super Kings on 18th May and on 14th May, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kings XI Punjab at Indore.