Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Delhi Capitals in Match 20 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday, April 15.
Both RCB and DC are at the bottom of the points table. While Bangalore has two points from three matches, Delhi is at the bottom without any win in four fixtures.
Here are the predicted playing XIs for both the teams for Match 20 of IPL 2023 between RCB and DC.
IPL 2023 RCB vs DC: Predicted playing XIs of both teams, Match 19
The good news for RCB is that they will be joined by Wanindu Hasaranga, who has joined the team after completing his international commitments. He will replace Wayne Parnell or David Willey in the playing XI, both left-arm pacers offering similar skills.
While Parnell is an all-round bowler, Willey is a better batsman and has played more matches this year. Although this South African player did well in the last match of RCB.
Bangalore might be tempted to play both Wanindu Hasaranga and Karn Sharma considering the way their bowling has been so far this year. If they are satisfied with just one wrist spinner, then Akash Deep can make a comeback in the team.
Anuj Rawat and Suyash Prabhudesai are the players who will be used as substitutes to make an impact on the home side’s chase.
RCB’s predicted playing XI for Match 20 of IPL 2023
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma.
Impact players: Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage.
DC predicted the playing XI for Match 20 of IPL 2023
DC’s top-order batsmen haven’t been able to do much in IPL 2023 so far, and the imminent return of Mitchell Marsh will help matters.
With the return of Marsh, the Capitals will have to choose between Mustafizur Rahman and Rovman Powell. While the previous match had resulted in an excellent death-bowling performance, excluding the latter would leave the middle order without any power.
If Chetan Sakaria and Khaleel Ahmed are fit, then DC can play one of the two left-arm fast bowlers instead of Mustafizur.
Youngster Yash Dhull, who broke into the playing XI only in the last game, might have to make way for Marsh.
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Rovman Powell, Abishek Porel (wk), Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya.
Impact players: Sarfaraz Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ripal Patel, Khaleel Ahmed.