IPL 2017 Fifth Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore VS. Delhi Daredevils

The fifth match of the 2017 Indian Premier League will be played between one of the strongest teams of IPL so far, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the quite likely wooden spooners of the IPL- Delhi Daredevils. The match will be played on 8 April 2017 on the home ground of Royal Challengers, in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. 2016 IPL runner-ups are all set to win this time and make a score this time by clinching the prestigious title. On the other struggling Delhi Daredevils will also try to prove their credibility and potential in the 10th season of the much-celebrated Cricket League. Let’s have a look at the squad of both the teams and their standings in the IPL so far.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Losing is not an Option

It is quite ironic to see that such a strong team loaded with such strong players never managed to win the IPL even once. Royal Challengers Bangalore played outstanding in the IPL 2016 getting through to the finals but lost it to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the same. Team captain Virat Kohli did an amazing job in the last season winning the Player of the Series Award and scoring the most runs in the tournament. RCB is not only set to win the IPL this time. Let’s have a look at the Herculean team Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Likely First XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Virat Kohli (Captain) (Highest Run-Scorer of IPL as of now, and the Winner of Player of the Series Title in 2016 IPL) 9.5/10
2 Chris Gayle 8.5/10
3 AB de Villiers 8.5/10
4 Shane Watson 8.5/10
5 KL Rahul (Wicket Keeper) 8.5/10
6 Kedar Jadhav 8.5/10
7 Yazvendra Chahal 8.5/10
8 Tymal Mills 8.5/10
9 Yazvendra Chahal 8.5/10
10 Aniket Choudhary 8.5/10
11 Sreenath Arvind 8.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

Delhi Daredevils : Trying Hard to Win

Delhi Daredevils is one of the 8 original teams of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils once used to dominate the much-popular Cricket team in the world. However, in the recent years it has failed to live up to the expectations. Talking about the previous season of IPL, Delhi Daredevils finished up on the 6th spot in the Points Table. Nonetheless, the Delhi based team would like to prove themselves this time. So, let’s have a look at the likely first XI of Delhi Daredevils.

The Likely First XI ofDelhi Daredevils
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Zaheer Khan (Captain) 7.5/10
2 Shreyas Iyer 7/10
3 Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper) 8/10
4 Karun Nair 6.5/10
5 Sanju Samson 7/10
6 Chris Morris 8/10
7 Rishabh Pant 7/10
8 Angelo Mathews 8/10
9 Jayant Yadav 6.5/10
10 KagisoRabada 8/10
11 Amit Mishra 7.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10

It is quite clear from the overall team ratings that Royal Challengers Bangalore is a stronger team. It is going to be really tough for the Delhi Daredevils to fight it out with a team that is loaded with outstanding players who are in amazing form, such as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, etc. Nevertheless, it would be interesting to see how Delhi Daredevils will fight.