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IPL 2019 RCB vs DC Preview: Can Virat Kohli's RCB fix its Achilles heel?

Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost all the five matches they have played so far, while Delhi Capitals are struggling after two consecutive losses

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Virat Kohli
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In Match 20 of the VIVO 2019 (IPL 2019), Virat Kohli's will host Shreyas Iyer-led at the in Bengaluru on Sunday. are facing a tough time in as they have not been able to win a single match from their 5 IPL fixtures and are placed at the bottom of the points table. A semblance of hope was seen in their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders where they put up a 200-plus runs target. However, all was washed away in Andre Russell's fury. too, are struggling after losing their last two matches. The Shreyas Iyer-led side lack the flair to keep their nerve in tight situations despite a strong batting line-up with Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and

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vs DC: How the pitch will behave

Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch favours batsmen and it is likely that both teams would include spinners considering the ball was turning in the vs KKR match on Friday. Overall, batsmen are likely to benefit from the pitch, but spinners can spoil the party.

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Battle of batsmen: Chinnaswamy stadium's pitch has runs written all over it and it would be an interesting battle between RCB's , Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers, and Delhi Capitals' batsmen Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant

Royal Challengers Bangalore team news

All is not well in the RCB camp as the team is dependent on just star players and after that, it's just a castle of sand, ready for the inevitable. has a plethora of issues to look at and it's going to be a difficult task for him to pick a starting point as it keeps getting more complex after each match. Mohammad Siraj became RCB's Achilles heel after he dropped easy and crucial catches and then during death overs, he was asked to leave his over midway for bowling over the head full-toss. He is likely to be dropped from the RCB's batting line-up looks fine with Parthiv Patel and A B de Villiers finally finding their form, Marcus Stoinis and Moeen Ali are good options for the middle order.

On the bowling side, RCB is likely to carry on with Yuvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini and Pawan Negi, but Mohammad Siraj and Tim Southee may have to rest.

Delhi Capitals team news

Barring Shreyas Iyer, the other batsmen of have not been able to perform cosnistently and this will cost them as they play on in the tournament. is yet to learn how not to throw away his wicket while is yet to provide a convincing knock. shined with his 99 against KKR but he faces more challenges ahead. Colin Ingram, and can play a significant role in the middle order.

The bowling line-up, which includes Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris looks fine, but Shreyas Iyer has not been able to deploy them at the right intervals. Delhi Capitals may drop Rahul Tewatia, but the remaining team looks fine for a track like Chinnaswamy.

and Probables.

RCB playing 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore: , Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath/Shivam Dube, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj/ Heinrich Klaasen/ Prayas Barman

playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kasigo Rabada/Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra

IPL 2019, Match 20: Live streaming details

Date and Day: April 7, 2019, and Sunday

Place: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Time: 4:00 pm IST

RCB vs DC match live streaming will be available live on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 in English Commentary and Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in Hindi Commentary. One can also live stream the RCB vs DC 2019 IPL match on Hotstar app and website. The fans can also watch in-depth analysis of live match on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD.

Here's the squad for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer, Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant, Ankush Bains, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa.

First Published: Sat, April 06 2019. 23:31 IST