Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will lock horns at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium later today as they aim to continue their winning run. The team, who win will today’s game will go straight at the top of the points table with eight points.
Meanwhile, Navdeep Saini’s outstanding spells since the start of the tournament has lifted Royal Challengers Bangalore. Isuru Udana also seemed to have settled in the set-up with Yuzvendra Chahal – the current Purple Cap holder also in the best of form.
Skipper Virat Kohli also stormed back to form with a timely fifty in the last game which will lift the morale of the entire set-up. With the top-order including Devdutt Padikkal, Kohli, and AB de Villiers firing, Royal Challengers Bangalore can be a serious competitor for the illustrious IPL 2020 trophy.
Speaking about Delhi Capitals, they have been one of the consistent performers in IPL 2020 under the watchful eyes of Ricky Ponting. They have found their combinations and with Ravichandran Ashwin back into the fray, it will be difficult to stop Delhi Capitals. The batting has also looked in good shape with everyone coming into this game with some runs under their belt.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 5 from 7:30 PM IST
Although most of the matches played in Dubai have won by teams batting first, Chennai Super Kings defied the statistics to win it while chasing against Kings XI Punjab last night. The wicket is likely to remain the same which will eventually get slow as the match progresses.
Surprisingly, there are 10 percent chances of precipitation; however, it is unlikely to affect the game.
Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Adam Zampa/Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel/Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Match Predictions – Who win the match?
Delhi Capitals have a poor record against Royal Challengers Bangalore. They have won only eight out of 23 matches in the history of IPL out of which two came in the last edition of the tournament.
Both teams have played some good cricket so far in IPL 2020 and it will be an exciting match-up where Virat Kohli & Co goes up against Shreyas Iyer and his men. Although there is nothing much to separate between these two teams but Royal Challengers Bangalore are the firm favourites to win the matches.