Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head/AB de Villiers, Shane Watson(c), Kedar Jadhav(wk), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi/Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Aniket Chaudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Corey Anderson, Rishabh Pant/Aditya Tare, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c), Kagiso Rabada/Pat Cummins.
Team News & Possible Changes
- Rishabh Pant joined the squad late on Friday after performing the last rites of his deceased father. He may miss out the opening game after he suffered minor burns on his leg while performing the rituals.
- Shreyas Iyer is not available for selection because of chicken pox.
- Delhi could play Carlos Brathwaite in place of Corey Anderson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- There is still no clear news whether AB de Villiers is fit or not. If he is fit, he will come in place of Travis Head.
- Pawan Negi/Iqbal Abdulla could come in place of Sreenath Aravind
- Chris Morris: He can play a big role as he can hit big in death overs and is a genuine wicket taker. He is my first choice for captain.
- Sanju Samson: In absence of Shreyas Iyer, de Kock and Duminy, he can play a big role in the DD batting line-up.
- Chris Gayle: With short boundaries and flat pitches, he can play big innings.
My Dream11 pick
If de Villiers Doesn’t play
If de Villiers Plays
Royals Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Shane Watson(c), Kedar Jadhav, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Harshal Patel, Aniket Chaudhary, Iqbal Abdulla, Praveen Dubey, Tabraiz Shamsi, Billy Stanlake, Adam Milne, Avesh Khan, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Vishnu Vinod.
Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Corey Anderson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Aditya Tare, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammad Shami, Zaheer Khan(c), Pat Cummins, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Bawne, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmad, Pratyush Singh, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Carlos Brathwaite, Angelo Mathews, Shreyas Iyer, Ben Hilfenhaus.