Match Preview(DC vs RCB):
Dream11 IPL2020: Match no 55 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challenger Bangalore(DC vs RCB) at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The match will be played on Monday, 2nd November at the usual timings of evening games 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), 18:00 LOCAL. This will be a do-or-die match for both the teams from their perspective. DC and RCB both the teams have suffered severe losses in the recent past to put them under- pressure.
Both the teams have a lot of issues to be addressed before the mouth-watering clash between the two sides. No one will leave no stone unturned, to win the clash. This is going to be pretty interesting to watch.
Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals(DC) who looked ruthless at the start of the tournament have lost their pace. DC has bossed most of the teams in the first half of the tournament but seems to be losing everything now. Nothing is going their way right now. Every department of Delhi Capitals needs improvement.
The opening which was an ideal one has been a major concern. Prithivi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane both have been partnered with Shikhar Dhawan but none of them satisfied the team’s need. Shikhar Dhawan previously scored back to back centuries, it seems he has lost his touch midway. His last three scores are 0,0,6.
Shreyas Iyer, DC skipper appears to be tactically wrong under- pressure. Also, his batting has been an issue. Rishabh Pant has failed to connect the ball with the bat. He seems out of form in this IPL. Rishabh Pant who provides Delhi Capitals a hammering finishes at death has failed to capitalize on many occasions in the near past.
The bowling unit of Delhi Capitals with the likes of world-class Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis looks out of form from mid of the tournament. Their bowlers who bowled with an extreme pace of 150+ kmph in the first half of IPL 2020, they are now getting hit every corner of the park. Kagiso Rabada is gone wicketless in the last two games. This is definitely not a good signal for DC.
Royal Challenger Bangalore(RCB):
Virat Kohli led Royal Challenger Bangalore(RCB) on the other hand looks in a similar situation as their opponent. RCB provided a fantastic all-round show in the first half of the season. Lately, they all have lost their way. Aaron Finch was benched in order to give more firepower to the top order with the likes of Joshua Phillipe but that hasn’t been true.
Joshua Phillipe has shown some intent up front but failed to capitalize on the start he has got. Also, RCB’s lineup depends a lot on Virat Kohli and AB de Villers. Both of these in the last two matches were short of runs. Also, the exclusion of Shivam Dube from playing 11 has affected the batting strength of RCB. Shivam Dube has the power and ability to strike at the end which is lacking in recent playing 11.
Royal Challenger Bangalore’s bowling unit seems one man dependence. Yuzi Chahal has been one of the consistent performers for the RCB bowling lineup. Their seamers haven’t done well in past few matches. In the first ten matches of RCB, their seamers were successful in striking 32 times whereas now the scenario is drastically changed for them. They have got just four wickets in the last three fixtures.
Head to Head(DC vs RCB):
24 times both the teams faced each other but RCB seems to take wood with 14 wins while Delhi Capitals have won just 9. One out of 24 ended as a tie.
Probable 11(DC vs RCB):
Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.
Royal Challenger Bangalore(RCB):
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa.
Fantasy Tips(DC vs RCB):
Devdutt Padikkal, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Marcus Stoinis, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Yuzvendra Chaha, Chris Morris.