Source: The Hindu

RCB vs DC: Both these franchises are the most celebrated in the tournament even without title wins, while on the other hand, the Delhi Capitals and RCB both have been playing a significant part in the IPL for many years, and both the franchises have appeared in the final match for the IPL title, with the RCB appearing in 2009, 2011 and 2016 and the Capitals making it to the final in 2020. Despite all these efforts, they could never get their hands on the title. 

RCB vs DC: Head to Head

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have been part of the prestigious T20 platform since its primary season in 2008; DC, on the other hand, was renamed, and after dissolving the identity of the Daredevils, they rose to excellence as the Capitals in 2019 and are participating in the 5th year of the league. However, both have been immensely successful. 

Both teams have met six times in the IPL, with DC winning four times and RCB potentially winning two of those RCB vs DC clashes.  

2019Delhi Capitals won by 4 wicketsDelhi Capitals won by 16 runs
2020Delhi Capitals won by 59 runsDelhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
2021Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 1 run
2022Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 16 runs

RCB vs DC: Top 3 memorable matches 

After four heartbreaking losses for the Delhi Capitals and RCB’s disheartening second loss of the tournament against the Super Giants, these two teams face each other on Saturday. Before that, we take into consideration the top 3 matches ever played between the two franchises.

  • RCB encountered the newly evolved Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019 on the 28th of April 2019. Batting first the Capitals put on a firm total of 187 in their 20 overs, with efforts from veteran batter Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer and the Challengers had a startling initiation to the chase before their middle order collapsed in front of the joint brilliant efforts from Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra.
  • The next most thrilling encounter between the two franchises was held on 5th October 2020, and the match was won by DC in a solely dominating contest which was won with the batting antics of Delhi’s Pant and Marcus Stoinis, while on the other end DC bowlers Rabada, Nortje and Axar sealed the spot for DC.  
  • The Delhi Capitals continued their sensational performance from 2020 to 2021 and faced RCB on the 27th of April, while RCB put on a dependable score of 171 with contributions from the world’s veteran batter ABD. Capitals with a mind blogging innings from Shimron Hetmyer of 53 runs of just 25 balls, went on to take the match to a breathtaking end but despite amazing efforts, they, unfortunately, lost by a run. 

RCB vs DC: Interesting Facts


  • The most no.of 200+ partnerships – 3 200+ runs stand and they are the only team to achieve this feat. 
  • Most Consecutive losses in the IPL under the same skipper. 
  • Most Runs and centuries scored by a Player in a single season – Virat Kohli
  • Team with the most Tons in the IPL with 13 centuries –  especially with players like Gayle, Kohli and ABD this is a highly achievable feat. 
  • Maximum 6s hit by a franchise in the IPL. 
  • Highest IPL total of 263 runs set in an IPL game. 

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