Mitchell Marsh is in for Sarfaraz Khan. Both captains say the pitch looks dry. Harshal Patel is back for RCB. He is replacing Akash Deep. Tough time for him to have lost his sister. Our condolences with him and his family. Difficult call to be back on the field so soon, but that’s a call that ultimately belongs to him.
Rishabh Pant: “Warner batted beautifully and gave us every chance to win this match. We could’ve batted better in the middle overs. Can’t blame Marsh also, since it is his first game. He looked rusty, but it’s part and parcel of the game. I think we could’ve bowled according to our plans but we were slightly under the pump from DK in the latter half. I’ve said before too, we’ve got to learn from our mistakes.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals Highlights today, Saturday 16-4-2022. 27th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Josh Hazlewood: Tonight it was a wicket lovely for batting in the first six. As the game went on, we bowled well and took the pace off. It’s all about adapting to conditions at the night. Change of pace is important for me and also sequencing it right through the over. I think dots are really when batters feel pressure, so we want to get back-to-back dots. We’ve tried the yorker last game, but it all depends on the conditions. Sometimes it rewards yorkers, sometimes it doesn’t. Today wasn’t that kind of day. Since coming in, the atmosphere is great. We are a side who moves well in the field.”
Faf du Plessis: I think it is important from a top-order perspective that we contribute runs. We haven’t as a top order, but the other guys are doing so. Batting is tricky upfront, but the way Maxi put pressure back on them was vital. But to get 190 you needed special innings, and credit goes to the two boys Shahbaz and DK. We felt like we haven’t been as good as we would’ve liked at death bowling, so today we had a special plan. It was pretty wet out there, and with the start they had, many teams would fall away. But we stuck around. A good win. Experience is nice because you can trust players when it is going well and when it is not going well. The way DK is playing at the moment, I may sound like a broken record, but he is playing the best he has ever. He is so clear, calm, and composed. We considered batting first tonight, but the dew is a factor.”
Toss: DC won and will bat second.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team: 1 Faf du Plessis (capt.), 2 Anuj Rawat, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Shahbaz Ahmed, 6 Suyash Prabhudessai, 7 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Delhi Capitals team: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt. & wk), 5 Lalit Yadav, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Khaleel Ahmed.
Dinesh Karthik is the Player of the match: “I have bigger goals. I’ve been working really hard. My aim is to do something special for the country. This is part of my journey. I am doing everything I can to be part of the India team. Feels good to know that people associate calmness with me. Positions and calmness come from preparation. Shahbaz is a special player, he will do special things as a player. He is up for a challenge. He can hit the ball a long way.”
Head to head
Total matches played: 26
RCB Won: 15
DC Won: 10
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Chirra Ravikanthreddy, Jayaraman Madanagopal
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Pandit
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 27th Match