Still recovering from a 69-run rout at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faces another big test in the form of a strong Delhi Capitals (DC) at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

While RCB suffered a first loss in five outings on Sunday, DC edged out Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a Super Over thriller on the same day. RCB and DC are level on eight points, with the latter boasting of a better net run rate.

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The DC top order – consisting of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Steve Smith – did well to find runs on a slow Chennai pitch, and will relish the chance to go all out in more batting-friendly conditions at Ahmedabad. In the absence of R. Ashwin, who has withdrawn from the tournament to be with his family in the fight against…

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