Royal Challengers Bangalore Face Delhi Daredevils in Battle for IPL 7 Survival

Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to forget their recent defeats in what has been a jaded Indian Premier League campaign. Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Delhi Daredevils who have been even worse and are out of contention for the play offs.

updated: May 12, 2014 18:43 IST
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New Delhi: Battered and bruised, Royal Challengers Bangalore face Delhi Daredevils in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday. A defeat could put the play-offs out of RCB’s reach while the Daredevils, with seven defeats, are all but out of the reckoning.

Two stunning back-to-back defeats at home, against Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, in the past 72 hours have put huge question marks against the Virat Kohli-led RCB whose repeated collective failures despite a plethora of talent have been baffling. (Bangalore vs Rajasthan scorecard)

Tuesday night presents a good opportunity for the RCB, who have just six points from nine matches, to drag themselves out of the mire as they face a deflated Daredevils whose captain Kevin Pietersen faces a similar crisis and predicament as Kohli in terms of pulling his team together to perform. (Read: Kohli furious with his bowlers)

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