It will be another opportunity for Royal Challengers Bangalore to keep their hopes alive in Vivo IPL 12 when they meet the resurgent Delhi Capitals in the 46th match of the tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore has played some sensational cricket in their last 5 games, winning 4 of them. After losing their first 6 games, Bangalore is finally back on track and we can still expect a miracle.

The absence of Dale Steyn will surely affect the combination of the RCB bowling line-up as the South Africa speedster looked in ominous rhythm during his brief two matches stint with RCB this season. However, after winning some close games, RCB will be confident of continuing their good run in the tournament.

‘The likes of AB DE Villiers and Marcus Stoinis has taken their game to a different level in the last few games which has resulted in RCB winning 4 of their last 5 matches. The form of skipper Virat Kohli will also be very crucial if RCB harbours any hope of going through to the playoffs. The bowling line-up is still on the weaker side but the impressive performance of Umesh Yadav in the previous game will surely give some confidence to Virat Kohli.

Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, has played some wonderful cricket in the past month. Coming into the 12th edition of the IPL, Delhi Capitals were the perennial underachievers. However, the inclusion of Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly as the head coach and mentor respectively has worked wonders for the young team.

Shreyas Iyer who is a young man himself has led the team very well and he has been supported very well by his players. Shikhar Dhawan has looked in ominous form in the last few matches and has taken on the opposition bowlers with disdain. Prithvi Shaw’s performance has been like a firecracker. He has looked good in occasions but has failed to score consistently for the franchise.

The bowling department has been led by Kagiso Rabada who has been the undisputed best bowler of the tournament by quite a distance. He is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and has already bagged 23 wickets in the tourney. The spin bowling department has also done a good job but it will be interesting to see how they perform in a slow pitch like the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

Weather Conditions:

It will be a pathetic day for cricket as the temperatures might soar up to 43 to 44 degrees as the match will be a 4 pm affair. There is no rain expected but it will be a sultry day on our hands. Hence the players might be quite wary of the situation and act accordingly. We can expect a full 40 overs game.

Cricket Betting Tips on Pitch Conditions

The surface at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi has been on the slower side and DC has been not very comfortable playing on this surface. They have a superior record in overseas conditions. However, they won their previous game which will surely give them confidence. All in all the pitch should suit the spinners. We might expect a score of 150-160 for a team batting first.