Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Who will win the match?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will play the new-look Delhi Daredevils at Bengaluru on the 8th of April, 2017. Let’s Check Who’ll win this match between RCB Vs Delhi.

The Bangalore side is coming off a loss against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the inaugural match of the tournament. It definitely doesn’t help to lose 2 key players like Kohli and AB De Villiers and it showed in their first match.

The Daredevils will be led by Zaheer Khan, who will probably take some time getting used to top-level cricket again as he has been out of action (domestic) for more than a year and it’s been 2 years since he’s retired from international level.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB Vs Delhi Prediction
RCB need Gayle to fire Image : InToday

Onus is on Gayle to come big

The Bangalore unit will try and revive themselves without Kohli and Ab De Villiers. The onus remains on Gayle to fire big and take his side over the winning line. As per our IPL 2017 player prediction, we had predicted that Gayle will score in excess of 20+ in RCB’s first match but below 50 runs and that’s just what transpired. RCB will, however, want Gayle to surpass fifty and get the side off to a flyer.

Head & Mills look to be good overseas buys

Travis Head looked impressive in the first match and he will have a key role to play in the middle overs. Alongside him, another overseas player in Tymal Mills showed signs of good variation backed by serious pace but he looked a little here and there but that’s understandable with the SRH match being his first in IPL, he’s another player for RCB to back to get them into winning ways.

Watson – the captain looks a concern for the side

Watson, however, looks like a concern for RCB. He’s been out of professional cricket for around 2 years and that showed in their opening match. Watson was unable to take dives on the field, run to stop the ball or even be pro-active enough to take bold decisions – the RCB stand-in captain needs to show a much more valiant effort on the field to lead RCB to win ways.

IPL 2017 1st Innings Score Predictor IF RCB Bats First: 

Taking into consideration the fire-power of Gayle and the short boundaries at Bangalore stadium, RCB should get to over 170+.

Delhi Daredevils

Irreplaceable Duminy and De Kock

Having lost JP Duminy (due to personal reasons) and De Kock (due to an injury), the Daredevils unit looks troubled to find the right balance on their side. Duminy and De Kock aren’t players you can easily replace and therefore Daredevils has some serious task on their hands.

Can the foreign talent make-up for the loss?

Delhi Vs RCB Prediction
Sam Billings can change Delhi’s fortunes in IPL

Sam Billings, Corey Anderson, Pat Cummins, Chris Morris, Rabada and Mathews as overseas buys do however give the team some hope. Daredevils, however, do not have enough proper batsmen (Billings being one) as overseas buys but that’s perhaps something the local talent can make up for.

Talented locals make Daredevils strong

Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra and M Ashwin – Daredevils has perhaps one of the more talented local bunch of players as compared to some other teams. It’s on this local talent that the onus of getting the side into a winning formula depends.

IPL 2017 1st Innings Score Predictor IF Delhi Daredevils Bats First: 

The Delhi Daredevils unit looks like a more bowling-heavy than batting. However, with Billings in their side and some very talented locals in Pant, Samson, Iyer and Nair – the Daredevils should get a total in excess of 170+.


IPL 2017 Match Winner Predictor:

The Royal Challengers Bangalore look like the favorites to win but that’s primarily due to the factor that they’re playing at their home ground and have in their team someone like Chris Gayle, who on his day at Bangalore – can win a match single-handedly.

IPL 2017 Key Player Predictor:

Sam Billings will be key with the bat for Delhi Daredevils. He’s an extremely talented and cheeky batsman from England and can ease up the scoring at the top for Daredevils, we predict he should get 30+ in the match.

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