Rabada has gone wicketless in last two matches.
The 54th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other in the virtual quarter-final to clash against the Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier. Both the teams are on a losing streak having lost 4 and 3 matches respectively. DC and RCB both are on 14 points at the moment and a huge loss will also hurt their playoff chances. But there is a bigger reward if they win as they will get an extra chance to make it to the final.
With so much at stake in this game, expect both the sides to give it their all in this must-win game and a victory will also give them the much-needed momentum to face MI on November 5. Whoever wins, the teams like KKR or RR (whoever wins on Sunday) and KXIP (if they win against CSK) will have their eyes set on the margin of victory as net run-rate has become crucial.
DC vs RCB Weather Report for Match 54
There is no chance of rain in Abu Dhabi during this crucial game. Rather it will get a bit cooler in the evening with the temperatures hovering around the late 20s.
The match is likely to be played on the same pitch where CSK vs KXIP was played in Abu Dhabi. Chasing has turned out to be easy in the last few matches at the venue.
Average first innings score
164 (IPL 2020 matches played at the venue)
Record of chasing teams
Won – 11; Lost – 6; Tie – 1
Injury & Availability News
(Will be updated if there’s any news)
DC vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande, Axar Patel/Harshal Patel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Gurkeerat Singh/Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Shivam Dube/Gurkeerat Singh, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed
DC vs RCB Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Virat Kohli got out early in the previous game but he loves challenges and in a must-win game, expect him to shine with the bat. He has so far scored 431 runs for RCB this season and will look to add more to his tally.
Devdutt Padikkal has been no less than exceptional either and has followed his skipper’s footsteps amassing 422 runs thus far in IPL 2020.
For DC, it will be Shikhar Dhawan, the big-match player, who will look to regain his form and play a decent knock. He has so far mustered 471 runs in 13 matches and the Capitals will bank on him to give a good start.
Kagiso Rabada has been off-colour in the last couple of matches not picking up a wicket. But he has already scalped 23 wickets and is only second to Jasprit Bumrah who also has same number of wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal
Vice-Captain Options: Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant, Joshua Philippe, AB de Villiers
Batsmen – Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Chris Morris
Bowlers – Anrich Nortje, Yuzvendra Chahal, Isuru Udana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Joshua Philippe, AB de Villiers
Batsmen – Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Devdutt Padikkal (C)
All-Rounders – Chris Morris
Bowlers – Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada (VC), Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Prithvi Shaw can turn out to be a surprise pick as it seems ages now since he has played a big knock. He can be made captain in Grand League contests.
Today’s DC vs RCB Probable Winners:
Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.