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Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: The captaincy of Delhi Capitals is in the hands of Rishabh Pant, while the captaincy of RCB has been given to Faf du Plessis this season.
The defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the last match (Chennai Super Kings) After losing to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), now the return of Harshal Patel will lead to the Indian Premier League against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. (IPL) Will try to get his campaign back on track in the match. RCB had started their campaign brilliantly with three consecutive wins but Chennai had defeated them by 23 runs in the previous match. Harshal to the team in this match (Harshal Patel) The deficit was missed as captain Faf du Plessis did not have the option to stop Shivam Dubey and Robin Uthappa.
Known for his versatile bowling and death overs skills, Harshal has been an integral part of RCB’s team and Du Plessis admitted that the team missed him. Harshal had come out of the bio bubble due to the death of his cousin. Du Plessis said after the match against Chennai, you must be understanding what is the importance of Harshal and what he can do. We missed him today. We lacked the variety we needed in our bowling. Hopefully he will join the team soon.
Harshal Patel is back
The 32-year-old from Gujarat took 32 wickets in IPL 2021 and has emerged as one of the best bowlers in T20Is with his varied bowling. This year Harshal has given runs in four matches at an economy rate of 5.50 and has also taken six wickets. Du Plessis used him whenever needed and he also did not disappoint his captain. Among the other bowlers, Mohammad Siraj and Akashdeep have given runs while Wanindu Hasaranga also failed to curb the runs in the previous match.
In batting, Duplessi and young Anuj Rawat have given the team a good start while Dinesh Karthik is playing his role of finisher well. Shahbaz Ahmed and Suyash Prabhudesai have also batted well. However, there is no consistency in the performance of former captain Virat Kohli. Delhi, on the other hand, will enter this match with a boost of morale after registering a massive 44-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the previous match. Opener Prithvi Shaw has been in fine form after scoring two consecutive half-centuries while Australian legend David Warner also played a good innings in the last match.
Pant needs to play big innings
However, the number three spot for the team is a matter of concern as none of its batsmen have been able to play at this number so far. Captain Rishabh Pant also needs to play a big innings. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has emerged as Delhi’s top spinner while pacer Khaleel Ahmed has taken seven wickets in three matches. Delhi still has a good option in the form of fast bowler Enrique Norcia. Apart from this, the team has good all-rounders in the form of Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur and Lalit Yadav. Delhi will, however, expect a good performance from Rovman Powell. At the Wankhede Stadium, four out of the last five matches have been won by the team batting second, so the role of the toss will also be important.
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