The fifth match of the Vivo Ipl 2017 will be held at Chinnaswamy Ground in Bengaluru on April 8, 2017, and will start at 20:00 IST and will be played between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Daredevils.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. Stay tuned for the playing XIs'

RCB Missing Virat sorely

The RCB will be solely missing the services of their charismatic Virat Kohli especially after their loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the opening fixture. Worse the team will also not have the services of KL Rahul and AB de Villiers. The RCB looked a shadow of their former self with fielders dropping catches and misfielding.

The bowing depart was weak earlier also, and the Shane Watson led bowling attack lacked depth and sharpness. However, the RCB has one player in the form of Chris Gayle who could turn the path of any match singlehandedly.

DD has nothing to lose

The Delhi Daredevils will be drawing heavily on the experience of their old warhorse medium pacer Zaheer Khan, who is also the captain and coach Rahul Dravid. The DD franchisee has also brought the South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for a whopping Rs 5 crores. He is sure to scorch the pitch at Chinnaswamy Stadium with his blinding pace.

The Delhi Daredevils have nothing to lose since they have finished last in the last nine IPL seasons. Therefore any win is welcome, and it will also help them come out of the feeling of being the last inevitably.

However, this will be easier said than done. Captain Zaheer has not bowled in the last few months, and he will have to lead the pace attack after the sudden withdrawal of South Africans Quinton De Kock and Jean-Paul Duminy. Worse their flamboyant batsman Shreyas Iyer is down with chicken pox, and Mohammed Shami is also recuperating from an injury.

However, there is Aussie pacer Pat Cummins and current West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite as well as destructive New Zealander Corey Anderson.

Television Broadcasts and online streaming

Sony Pictures Network will broadcast the games through its Sony SIX and Sony Max channels in India.

The live streaming can be watched on the official website of Hotstar.

Fans in the US can follow the live telecast and stream on ESPN and Willow TV.

Ground Condition and weather

The pitch is flat and will assist the batsmen, but the due factor in Bengaluru is also a threat for the team batting second.

Clear skies for the night as predicted by Met office

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