Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Biggest Rivalry in IPL History

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The IPL clashing between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) never lacks drama, although both teams could well be termed as perennial underachievers. They have a lot in common as franchises. The number of games they’ve won, the number of games they’ve lost, the number of times each of them have reached the playoffs, there's quite a bit of similarity in those numbers.

Both Delhi and RCB have lost in excess of 100 games across the 13 editions of the IPL. Delhi have made it to the playoffs or semi-finals five times while RCB have finished in the top four six times. The former have reached the final once while the Bangalore-based franchise have made it to the title-clash thrice. Yet, they have not been able to get their hands on the coveted IPL trophy.

DC vs RCB Head to Head

Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have met each other 26 times in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is RCB who have the upper hand in this battle with 15 wins, including a Super Over victory in 2013. Meanwhile, Delhi have won 10 encounters and one game was washed out in 2015.

This is a rivalry which has been a peculiar one. It was Delhi who dominated in the early stages. In fact, they won five out of their first six games in the IPL against RCB. However, the Bangalore-based franchise came back strongly and boast of a stunning record against Delhi for eight seasons.

Delhi couldn’t beat RCB for as many as five successive seasons and RCB won eight consecutive games against them. Delhi managed to finally gain a win in 2016 but the tide didn’t really turn in their favour for long. RCB responded back in kind as they won five games on the trot again. However, Delhi have managed to get back on track in this rivalry as they have remained unbeaten against RCB since the start of 2019, winning four games in a row.

The first DC vs RCB IPL 2020 match was held on October 5, where Delhi Capitals won by 59 runs. The game was relatively uneventful, and the only surprise was that Axar Patel was named Man of the Match, despite his lacklustre performance. The other event between the two teams took place on November 2, when Delhi Capitals also dominated the field and defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets (six balls left). At that point, both teams experienced four consecutive losses just before the finals.

In 2021, the two teams went head-to-head two times. The first DC vs RCB IPL 2021 meetup happened on April 27 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Royal Challengers won by only one run, thanks to an outstanding performance of the entire team. After the fantastic shot over extra cover, AB de Villiers won the Man of the Match award. The other time DC and RCB played against each other was at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 8. Once again, RCB won (by seven wickets) and further cemented its top position in the IPL lineup.

Year Played DC RCB
2008 2 2 0
2009 2 1 1
2010 2 2 0
2011 1 0 1
2012 2 0 2
2013 2 0 2
2014 2 0 2
2015 2 0 1
2016 2 1 1
2017 2 0 2
2018 2 0 2
2019 2 2 0
2020 2 2 0
2021 1 0 1
Overall 26 10 15

Historical Matches Between DC and RCB in IPL

IPL 2013 – Match Tied (RCB won in the Super Over)

It was match number 21 of the 2013 IPL and RCB won the toss and opted to field first. Delhi just couldn’t get going in their batting innings as they could muster just 152. Almost all batters got starts but none of them kicked on and got a big score. In reply, RCB lost a couple of early wickets but Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers steadied the ship. The latter fell on the last ball of the 16th over and at that stage, RCB needed 24 runs. However, they lost track and lost wickets in a heap, including that of a well-set Kohli in the 19th over. With 12 runs needed off the final over, Ravi Rampaul struck a big six but failed to finish it off and the match went into a Super Over. RCB scored 15 in the Super Over before Rampaul took two wickets to give RCB a thrilling win.

IPL 2016 – DC won by seven wickets

In RCB’s second and DC’s third game of the IPL 2016, the Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed a few batting masterclasses. RCB were put in to bat first and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers lit up the ground with some exquisite stroke-play. Kohli scored 79 and de Villiers made 55 as RCB ended up with 191. In reply, Quinton de Kock almost single-handedly took Delhi through as he scored a scintillating ton (108) and he was aided by Karun Nair’s patient half-century which helped Delhi break the RCB jinx after six years.

IPL 2018 – RCB won by five wickets

In match number 45 of the 2018 IPL, it was a must-win game for RCB while Delhi were already knocked out. The latter were put in to bat and Rishabh Pant’s 61 and Abhishek Sharma’s 19-ball 46 propelled the hosts to 181. Chasing a stiff target, RCB lost their openers early and were 18/2. But the star-studded duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers stitched a stunning 118-run stand and both of them scored 70s to take RCB over the line.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals, previously known as Delhi Daredevils, is a franchise cricket team playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). DC’s home turf is Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Based on DC stats, the team has participated in 211 matches, winning 93 and losing 113. Delhi Capitals currently have a 45.50% winning percentage.

Despite participating in every IPL edition since its inception, this cricket team has never won the trophy. According to DC records, the team was in its best shape in 2012, 2019, and 2020. In 2012 and 2019, Delhi Capitals reached the playoffs and came in third, and in 2020 they almost won the tournament. Unfortunately, the team lost to Mumbai Indians by five wickets, finishing second.

As the tournament approaches, many wonder about the DC IPL 2022 performance. If you’ve been following the team, you know that it made strides in the last several years, especially in 2020 when it finished as a runner-up.

The DC auction 2022 went swimmingly. The team retained four players (Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, and Anrich Nortje) and bought 20 players, including some top talents like David Warner, Mitchel Marsh, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, and Kuldeep Yadav. The auction purse was set at 47.50 crore, giving them plenty of space to create a strong team.

The DC auction 2022 went swimmingly. The team retained four players (Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, and Anrich Nortje) and bought 20 players, including some top talents like David Warner, Mitchel Marsh, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, and Kuldeep Yadav. The auction purse was set at 47.50 crore, giving them plenty of space to create a strong team.

Although DC had a successful auction, it encountered several setbacks that could potentially influence its performance. Its star batsman Prithvi Shaw failed his Yo-Yo Test, which shows the players’ fitness. Shaw scored below 15, while men in cricket must reach at least 16.5. However, this doesn't necessarily mean Shaw won’t participate in the 2022 IPL — he’ll simply have to retake the test.

The team has retained four players and introduced new ones that could help achieve its ultimate goal — winning the 2022 IPL trophy. The new captain, Rishabh Pant, and the all-rounder Axar Patel are the ones to watch during this season.

In their first match, Delhi Capitals will take on their biggest rival — Mumbai Indians. MI is the only team DC has failed to defeat in 2020, despite going up against them four times. Thanks to a fantastic performance in the past few seasons, the Capitals are among the favourites to win this year's IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB IPL was established in 2008, like all IPL franchises. United Spirits, India’s alcoholic beverage company, founded the team and named it after the firm’s liquor brand — Royal Challenge.

Based on the RCB IPL record, the team’s most successful seasons were 2009, 2011, and 2016, when players managed to reach the finals but finished in second place each time. While the team has always been strong and its performance excellent, they have never held the IPL trophy in their hands, much like the Capitals.

If you check out RCB IPL stats, you’ll see that the team has played in 211 games, with 98 wins and 106 losses, creating an overall winning percentage of 48.06%. Last season, RCB reached the playoffs but failed to make significant progress before the 2021 IPL was cancelled.

After letting the trophy slip out of their hands three times, the players are motivated to claim their first RCB IPL title. The team has made major changes during the auction and brought in new members that could help improve the overall RCB IPL record.

The RCB auction 2022 also brought noticeable changes to the team’s roster. With a jaw-dropping 57 crore in its purse, RCB had a chance to start anew and introduce stronger players to the roster. Aside from three retained players (Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj), Royal Challengers bought 19 others, including Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, and Wanindu Hasaranga.

Among the most important RCB players is Virat Kohli, one of the greatest batsmen of his time and the most expensive one on the RCB roster (15 crore). South African Faf du Plessis, arguably the best fielder in cricket history, will lead the team.

The team went all out, spending a lot of money on bowlers and all-rounders, hoping to create stronger RCB IPL stats and get closer to the first IPL title. Aside from Kohli, RCB retained two other players — Glenn Maxwell, a batting all-rounder, and Mohammed Siraj, a fantastic bowler.

RCB bought 19 other players, creating an excellent all-star lineup that could make the difference and finally lead the team to victory. Royal Challengers Bangalore will play their first match on March 27 against King XI Punjab.

IPL 2022 DC vs RCB Betting and Odds

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DC vs RCB Odds

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  • DC vs RCB Outright Odds – The outright market allows one to place a bet on the team they feel will win the IPL title: Delhi Capitals or Rajasthan Royals.
  • DC vs RCB Before the Match Odds - Before the Match odds indicate the chances of either team to win a particular game or the whole tournament. The higher the odds, the lower the chances. As the name suggests, outright bets are placed before the start of the game (|also known as ‘pre-match’ betting).
  • DC vs RCB Live Betting Odds – These odds refer to betting after the game has started and is live and get updated with every ball and event that takes place. Also known as ‘in-play’ betting.