RCB will be looking for a better bowling effort © IANS (File Photo)
RCB will be looking for a better bowling effort © IANS (File Photo)

 

May 13, 2014

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 7 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Both the teams have had a disastrous campaign so far. While Delhi have lost all chances of qualifying for the playoffs this season, Bangalore can still make it to the last four with a bit of luck and by winning all their remaining encounters of IPL 2014. Catch live ball-by-ball scorecard of the match here.

 

Bangakore’s sporadic batting form has been the biggest worry this season. They generally depend on their batsmen to give them the ideal scores, but they haven’t been able to do so regularly this season. Chris Gayle‘s repeated injury have not helped the situation either. For Delhi, nothing much has gone their way so far this season. Their captain has been completely off touch, and their bowlers have been ordinary, generally. Catch live updates of the match here.

 

The track at Chinnaswamy stadium should continue to favour the batsmen, and the outfield is very quick too. The team batting first can sometimes lose the plot in an attempt to go for too many shots too early in the piece. The dew factor can come into play as well. One can only hope that both teams can raise their game to give the fans their money’s worth.

 

Squads:

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel (wk), Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Mitchell Starc, Ravi Rampaul, Vijay Zol, Sachin Rana, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Sandeep Warrier, Tanmay Mishra, Harshal Patel, Shadab Jakati, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal.

 

Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Milind Kumar, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Rahul Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

 

Time: 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST

 

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