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Aayush Mahajan ∙ May 6 2023, 10:00 AM | 2 Min Read

IPL 2023, DC vs RCB | 5 Player Battles To Watch Out For

image-lhavp0itDelhi Capitals face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 50th match of IPL 2023 (Source:

Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will compete in the 50th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, scheduled on May 6 at Arun Jaitley Stadium.

While it is a must-win game for Delhi Capitals, who are languishing at the bottom of the points table with three victories in nine games, Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed at fifth position, having won five of their nine matches.

Meanwhile, let us discuss the player vs player battles which can have a say in the result of the clash.

Axar Patel vs Virat Kohli 

As it is no longer a mystery that Virat Kohli struggles to keep the momentum going against the spinners, he will be challenged by Axar Patel in the fixture versus DC.

Axar Patel vs Virat Kohli in T20s: 62 balls, 70 runs, 1 dismissal, Average - 70, Strike-rate - 112.9 

Anrich Nortje vs Faf du Plessis 

RCB captain Faf du Plessis is the top-scorer in IPL 2023 so far, adding 466 runs to his name. However, to counter him, the Capitals have a weapon named Anrich Nortje.

Anrich Nortje vs Faf du Plessis in T20s: 27 balls, 34 runs, 2 dismissals, Average - 17, Strike-rate - 125.9 

Glenn Maxwell vs Axar Patel 

In what is an even-steven contest, Glenn Maxwell has not gotten out even once to Axar in T20 cricket. However, the left-arm spinner has managed to keep the strike-rate in check.

Glenn Maxwell vs Axar Patel in T20s: 35 balls, 45 runs, 0 dismissals, Strike-rate - 128.6 

David Warner vs Mohammed Siraj

Although Mohammed Siraj has been making the ball talk in the powerplay, the tables may turn if David Warner continues his outstanding record against him.

David Warner vs Mohammed Siraj in T20s: 31 balls, 55 runs, 1 dismissal, Average - 55 Strike-rate - 177.4 

Karn Sharma/Wanindu Hasaranga vs Mitchell Marsh 

In case Mitchell Marsh is in the line-up, RCB can bring their leg-spinners into action while he is batting.

Mitchell Marsh vs leg-spinners in T20s: 281 balls, 302 runs, 10 dismissals, Average - 30.2, Strike-rate - 107.5