Royal Challengers Bangalore will eye for the top spot again when they take on Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Despite having the worst NRR, RCB find themselves level on points with Mumbai and Delhi at the top of the table. Delhi on the other hand have been clinical and have looked one of the most stable sides this season. Virat Kohli has hit form again and that will raise some hopes ahead of the RCB vs DC My11Circle Team. The way Bangalore have played so far this season, it has been fairly difficult to predict how they’ll play on any given day. Delhi Capitals will hope they remain better irrespective of how Bangalore play.
Match 19, IPL 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals
Monday 5 October, 7:30 PM IST
TV: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar App
Royal Challengers Bangalore are least likely to make any changes as they will look to continue their winning streak. Isuru Udana has been the surprise element in their bowling attack, and has changed the tides significantly for them.
RCB Predicted XI
Virat Kohli (C)
Ab de Villiers
Gurkeerat Singh Mann
For the Capitals, it is all about their top order. The in-form Prithvi Shaw injured himself and there hasn’t been any update on him yet. He, most certainly will sit out and be replaced by Ajinkya Rahane. Amit Mishra too injured his finger and might miss out today’s game.
DC Predicted XI
Shreyas Iyer (C)
Rishabh Pant (WK)
Ajinkya Rahane/Prithvi Shaw
Let's look at the IPL 2020 RCB vs DC My11Circle Prediction now followed by a few stats and observations explaining each pick
WK: Rishabh Pant (C), Ab de Villiers
BAT: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Devdutt Padikkal
ALL: Shivam Dube, Marcus Stoinis
BLR: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal (VC)
SUBS: Harshal Patel(S4), Shimron Hetmyer(S3), Ravi Ashwin(S2), Navdeep Saini(S1)
Rishabh Pant captains our RCB vs DC My11Circle Team owing to the absence of Prithvi Shaw at the top of DC's batting order. He has 134 runs so far, but hasn’t quite clicked on to make a big score. Ab de Villiers has been the key man for RCB with 146 runs in 4 innings. He is expected to take on the Delhi Capitals' bowling tonight.
In a side that has Ab de Villiers, Virat Kohli, and Aaron Finch, the young lad Devdutt Padikkal has managed to top RCB's scoring charts. He has 174 runs in 4 innings and has been a treat to watch. Virat Kohli returned to form in the last game with a very Kohli-esque 70. Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Captain, has 170 runs in 4 innings and has anchored Delhi's innings whenever the top order faltered. That rounds up our 5 batsmen.
Shivam Dube has slowly become an important aspect of RCB's line-up, scoring runs lower down the order and picking up wickets in the middle-overs. We expect him to return with a wicket and 20+ runs. Marcus Stoinis' heroics with the bat aren’t expected to get repeated as Delhi will have Ajinkya Rahane, who’ll hopefully bat long. We have him in our squad for the 4 over spell he is expected to bowl.
We have 4 bowlers today, and still feel a bowler short. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will be the key for Delhi with the ball in the powerplay and death overs. The two will be the biggest challenge for RCB's batting line-up. From RCB, we’ve picked Yuzvendra Chahal, for the 8 wickets he has picked so far, and Isuru Udana, for the sensational spells he has bowled in the last two games. Udana has been economical so far and has managed to be in the wickets as well. We expect him to take a wicket or two today as well.
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