Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket updates of Match No 5 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). The match will be played at Shane Watson-led side’s home ground the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. I, Aditya Sahay, will bring you the match updates from my cubicle, which has a small indoor cricket pitch besides it (passage). Challengers will be hurting from their loss in the first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), while this will be the first time we will witness Dilli ke Dilwale in action in the 10th season of the T20 extravaganza. Full Cricket Scorecard, Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Match 3
RCB suffered an imposing defeat in the opening game of IPL, losing to SRH by 35 runs. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will sit out of action for RCB once again with Shane Watson continuing as skipper. RCB’s middle order in Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadav, Stuart Binny and Sachin Baby needs to come good in absence of their stalwarts. Bowling again will rely much on the duo of Tymal Mills and Yuzvendra Chahal.
DD, on the other hand, have a thin-looking batting line-up to cope with. With Quinton de Kock, Angelo Mathews and JP Duminy unavailable for the whole season, onus will lie on the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings and Corey Anderson. Their Indian contingent looks strong with the likes of Sanju Samson, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami and captain Zaheer Khan himself. DD will expect Pat Cummins, Kagiso Radaba and Chris Morris to come good. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer will miss out in first few games for DD citing personal reasons.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Iqbal Abdullah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills, Avesh Khan, Samuel Badree, Praveen Dubey, Travid Head, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Sachin Baby, Tabraiz Shamsi, Billy Stanlake.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris*, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Chama Milind, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Aditya Tare, Ankit Bawne, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Shashank Singh, Corey Anderson.