Delhi Capitals take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 55h match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time.
From winning seven of the first nine matches to losing 4 games on the trot, Delhi’s IPL campaign has crashed big time. They now face a must a win situation where a loss will most probaly knock them out of the tournament. That’s how unpredictable cricket is. The problem for Delhi has been their batting as they’ve failed to cross the 150 run mark in the last three games. Neither Prithvi Shaw or Ajinkya Rahane has supported Shikhar Dhawan from the other end. Dhawan too has gone quite after his twin centuries. Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer, all have been below par. The bowlers couldn’t have done much with such low scores but both Rabada and Anrich Nortje looks exhausted. These are not good signs for Delhi Capitals
RCB on the other hand are no different. They too have lost three back to back games and need a win to make it through to the playoffs. Just like Delhi, RCB has been led down by their batting. Individually, all their players have some runs behind them but as a team they’ve failed to deliver collective performances. RCB’s strength is their batting and if that’s not firing, you know they’re in big trouble. Virat Kohli will need his big players to step up in this crunch situation. In Morris, Chahal and Saini, RCB have a decent bowling attack but with dew around, bowlers are mostly out of the game. The batsmen need to give them additional 30-40 runs to defend. As of now, both teams are on par on paper but we would back Delhi to emerge victorious.
Date- 02 Nov 2020
Time- 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Winner -Delhi Capitals
DC vs RCB Toss Prediction
You can’t predict the toss but team should opt to bowl first considering the dew.
The weather at Abu Dhabi won’t offer any relief to the players with temperatures going as high as 37 degrees.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi look exhausted. Batting will be a challenge in the first inning. Dew will make it easy for team chasing.
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing 11
Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann/Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal