There was a point during IPL 2016 when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were languishing at the bottom of the points table. It has been one of the most remarkable turnarounds for Virat Kohli and his men in Red ever since that loss. RCB have won three games in a row and have put themselves in a position from where it is going to be relatively easy to qualify for IPL 2016 playoffs.
Delhi Daredevils will have to do nothing but bowl extremely well to expose the RCB's untested middle-order. Also, RCB love to chase down targets even they are steep, courtesy of their skipper Kohli who has been on a rampage with his willow and also AB de Villiers. Chris Gayle too has stepped up his game with his bat in the last couple of matches.
If this game is played on the same pitch that Sunrisers Hyderabad and DD played then slower bowlers will benefit from this wicket for sure. It is unlikely that the match is going to be a high-scoring one as the wicket has a little extra to offer to the bowlers.
In that case, DD are better equipped when it comes to bowling options. RCB's bowling has been tested a number of times in IPL 2016, and it has failed. So Kohli cannot rely on his bowlers apart from Yuzvendra Chahal, who has been the pick of the RCB bowlers with 16 wickets in 10 matches.
If RCB bat first in tonight's game, they will look to post a total close to the 175-run-mark as it is going to be a difficult total to chase for DD. But one can never be sure watching Kohli bat in such a vicious manner.
The match between RCB and DD can turn into a virtual knockout game if KKR win against the Sunrisers in the penultimate match of IPL 2016.
Both the teams will look to go for a win. However, Delhi Daredevils will want to win this game by a big a margin as they have a pretty low net run rate. If KKR lose to SRH and RCB lose against the Daredevils, they can still make it to the playoffs because of their superior net run rate than any other franchise in IPL 2016.
Where to watch live
Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2016 match IPL 2016 match – is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. IST (3:30 p.m. BST and 10:30 a.m. ET). Live TV coverage will be on Sony Max, Sony Six/HD, Sony ESPN/HD. Online options are available on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
Viewers in the US can watch DD vs RCB IPL 2016 match on ESPN, while the game can also be live streamed on Watch ESPN.
Canada viewers can watch the DD vs RCB IPL 2016 match on Sportsnet and Watch Sportsnet.
OSN Sports Cricket will show DD vs RCB IPL 2016 match in the Middle East and North Africa, while all the action can also be watched via live streaming online on OSN Cricket Play.
Supersport and Supersport Live Video will broadcast DD vs RCB IPL 2016 match in South Africa.
Viewers from across the world, around 133 countries, can watch the IPL 2016 match live online on Cricketgateway.