At present, Delhi capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only two teams which have won all three matches they have played But with a different net run rate. They are going to play against each other in the upcoming match of Indian Premier League. The winner of the two will hold the top position and move a step ahead towards the playoffs. The upcoming match is going to be an interesting one between the pace dominated DC and the spin heavy RCB.
The match is going to be played at the Dubai International cricket stadium on 5th October 2020.
The win at Sharjah might have relieved the team to escape. Even the score of 228 runs seemed less at that point of the match. Shreyas Iyer was in his form for sure. The bowling went consistent with players like Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Their bowling can be a confident part if they bowled the same way like in the PowerPlay.
However the team had a concern with Amit Mishra’s injury as he is one of the best leg spinners for the team but was not able to complete his over in the last match. The team might get back with their combination of Ashwin and Axar, if Mishra doesn’t gets back to play within time.
The team possess amazing depth. Ishant Sharma, Alex Carey and Ajinkya Rahane still struggles to be a part of Playing XI. The team is good to go with its players and can successfully lineup against RCB. Their bowling attack must be a great challenge for the opposition’s batting.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
It was the bowling attack of the team which made it win their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals. RCB managed to remain ahead after they got three wickets in the powerplay. Virat Kohli also seemed to be in form and scored runs which was a plus point as well.
With everything covered, RCB can go into match with Delhi capitals with extreme confidence. Kohli, Finch, AB De Villiers and Padikkal forms a complete batting line up. We actually think there is some space for RCB to be a smidgen more ambitious with the bat all through their innings else it could cost them against solid batting groups.
Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be a magnificent player this season. That is the reason why their bowling forms the real strength of the team. With taking wickets and keeping runs down he has done all at its best. This way he gives an option to Kohli to attack it anytime of the innings.
As far as concerned, there is not going to be any change in the playing XI. The batting part of the team is quite brittle. Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Mann and Washington Sundar can be called upon if the team loses wickets consistently.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The team winning the toss might go for batting first as its been a record till now that the team batting first conquers the match and that might influence the captain’s decision. The surface at Dubai has always been helpful to spinners. Its been a second match within 24 hours, so a slower surface is expected. The weather at Dubai indicates no chances of rain.