DC vs RCB Dream11: The 55th match of the IPL 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It’s very simple now. The winner of this game goes through and gets two shots at the spot in the final. Delhi Capitals are in a slump and it’s come at the worst possible time. Their batting order, which was looking formidable in the first half, is looking bleak now. Shikhar Dhawan has had two ducks in the last two games after his two back to back centuries. While Captain Shreyas Iyer seems to have lost his touch after a brilliant first half, Rishabh Pant is not having a tournament to remember. Fast bowling has been the reason for Delhi’s success this season and a lot will depend on Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in this match.
Royal Challengers, meanwhile too had a great first half like Delhi Capitals but they started losing way since then. The over dependence of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers was clearly visible in their performances. Young Devdutt Padikkal has been a star for them but after De Villiers, they have struggled to find a batsman who can finish the innings. Their bowling has seemed cohesive led by their highest wicket taker Yuzvendra Chahal, but they will be needed to perform as a unit in order to challenge DC’s batting line-up. Overall, a cracker of a contest is expected with both teams ready to do anything to get into the next stage.
DC vs BLR Prediction Today IPL Match Details
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Indian Premier League 2020
2 November 2020 at 7:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 154/1 (18.5 overs) beat Kings XI Punjab 153/6 by 9 wickets.
Team Form: DC (recent last) W L L L L
RCB (recent last) W W L L L
Points Table Standings: DC 3, RCB 2
Pitch Report: The pitch looks good for batting. Dew has played a crucial factor in the last few matches and it’s expected to be the same case here. It will be difficult for the team fielding second and the team chasing will enjoy that advantage. The temperature will be 31 degrees with no chance of rain. So expect a high scoring contest in this important game for both teams.
DC Team News
Injury update, unavailability- There have been no recent injuries in the Delhi Capitals squad and all the players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Delhi might bring back Axar Patel, who was their most economical bowler in place of Harshal Patel given Kohli and De Villiers’ low strike rates against spin this season. The ground boundaries in Abu Dhabi also might be a reason behind Capitals opting for 3 spin options.
DC vs RCB Playing 11:
DC Playing 11 (probable)
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
RCB Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Bangalore doesn’t have any recent injury concerns recently and all their players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- No changes are expected in the RCB eleven from the last match as these players have performed right throughout the tournament. DC’s top order has struggled with quality seam bowling in the last few matches. RCB will look to target that and they are likely to go with the same team.
RCB Playing 11 (probable)
Virat Kohli (C)
AB de Villiers (wk)
Both the teams look very much equal and on the same position. If they win, they play Mumbai Indians in qualifier 1 and if they lose, they rely on SRH vs MI game to go through. So the fate of both the teams is in their own hands. DC has lost their last four games and they suddenly look a bit more nervous than RCB. They can have even more trouble if RCB’s mainstays Kohli and De Villiers fire. So expect a tight game though the current form gives RCB a little more chance than DC in this DC vs BLR Today Match Prediction.
Shikhar Dhawan- Dhawan has been the best batsman for DC so far this season. Despite having 2 ducks in the last 2 games, he is second on the orange cap list. He has two centuries to his name and has scored 471 runs at a strike rate of 146 this season. He scored 32 off 28 balls in the reverse fixture vs RCB.
Shreyas Iyer- Iyer started off the season in an emphatic fashion but his form has gone down in the last few games. The skipper has been unable to take his side home on a no. occasions. He is averaging 34 this season and has scored 414 runs. He scored 11 off 13 balls in the reverse fixture vs RCB.
Anrich Nortje- The fast bowler has been impressive this year with his high pace and ability to pick up wickets. He has picked up 16 wickets in 12 games so far and bowled a spell of 2 for 22 in his four overs in the reverse fixture vs RCB.
Virat Kohli- The skipper is a big match player so expect him to lead his team from the front in this DC vs RCB Dream11 Prediction. He has scored 431 runs at an average of 48 this season and is the highest scorer of RCB so far. He scored 43 off 39 balls in the reverse fixture vs DC in a losing cause.
Devdutt Padikkal- Padikkal has been a standout performer for RCB at the top. He has impressed everybody with his maturity and has scored 422 runs at a decent average of 32 this season. He scored 4 off 6 balls in the reverse fixture vs DC.
Yuzvendra Chahal- Having the long boundaries of Abu Dhabi might help Chahal to add more to his tally of wickets. He has been the best bowler for RCB so far and has picked up 20 wickets in just 13 games. He went wicketless in the reverse fixture vs DC.
Kagiso Rabada- Rabada has had two consecutive poor games and will look to make make amends in this important match. In terms of wickets, he is still the highest wicket taker along with Bumrah, though Bumrah has a better economy. Rabada has picked up 23 wickets on just 13 games and produced a brilliant spell of 4 for 24 in the reverse fixture vs RCB.
Chris Morris- Morris is the most trusted bowler for RCB after Chahal. He bowls the difficult overs at the death and also with the new ball. He has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 17 this season and did not play in the reverse fixture vs DC.