Royal challengers Bangalore will take on the Delhi Capitals next in the IPL 2020 tournament. RCB would be hoping for a big win to qualify for playoffs. On the other hand, DC needs a win too to keep their hopes of qualification alive.
Delhi Capitals have won seven games in IPL and lost six games so far in this season of IPL. They fell from the first position to third position in the points table after their consecutive four losses in recent games. So the game against Royal Challengers will be must win the game for both.
They collapsed on only 110 runs against Mumbai Indians. They dropped Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane in the last game to accommodate Prithvi Shaw in eleven. The highest runs-scorer of Delhi Capitals Shikhar Dhawan dismissed on duck in the last game. Purple Cap holder Kagiso Rabada didn’t get a single wicket in the last two games. Skipper Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan need to score big in this game for their team. Form of Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer is a concern for Delhi Capitals. They would want to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in this game to seal their spot in playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore also suffered three loses in recent few games. They are ranked at the second position in the points table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting collapsed in the last game against Sunrisers that led to their loss. Their lower middle order is weak in this season. Lower order batsmen Gurkeerat Singh and Washington Sunder didn’t show any promise in this season. New opener Joshua Philippe smashed two good knocks in the last two games. Another opener Devdutt Padikkal is consistent runs-scorer in this season of IPL.AB de Villiers didn’t play any impact knock in the last few games. Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj are bowling well in this season. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar are bowling well in tandem. Bangalore would hope to defeat Capitals to seal a spot for the qualifier.
These two teams played each other 11 times in last five years where Royal Challengers Bangalore won six of them and Delhi Capitals won four games with remaining one game was abandoned.
Royals Challengers Bangalore are more likely to win in this match however it will very close match.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, October 31, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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