Delhi Capitals (DC), from being arguably the strongest competitor to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 playoffs, presently end up in a must-win situation. The Shreyas Iyer-drove unit is next booked to bolt horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday, November 2 at the Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
In case of a win, DC will advance to the playoffs. In the case of a defeat, they will depend on different outcomes to go in support of themselves. For the present, the Capitals are on a four-match losing streak and will be going into the game on the back of nine-wicket destruction against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Dubai.
Pitch and playing conditions
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a belter for batting, particularly since the last few matches. Dew has played a major factor in the second 50% of the game. It’s smarter to know about the total and afterward chase it in a suitable way.
The playing conditions in Abu Dhabi are likely to stay warm with the temperature around the 29 degrees Celsius mark. The dampness is required to be in the high-40s.
Playing combinations for both RCB and DC
Royal Challengers Bangalore likely XI
Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, AB de Villiers (wk), Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Gurkeerat Singh, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini.
Delhi Capitals likely XI
Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ravi Ashwin, Praveen Dubey.
Likely top performers for both RCB and DC
AB de Villiers – Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers can wallop any bowling assault on his given day. He is a flat-out pleasure to watch when in his full form. Yet, this time around, while has tasted a reasonable piece of progress, he has discarded a couple of good beginnings. Indeed, even in the last game, he looked useful for his 24 preceding getting out to Shahbaz Nadeem. The Pretoria-conceived would be hoping to weave his wizardry and get a major score.
Shikhar Dhawan – Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan is at present the main run-scorer for the Capitals in the IPL 2020. Having scored several centuries on the jog, he has looked a class separated from his colleagues. Notwithstanding, he fizzled in the last three matches and it could hose his spirits a small piece. However, remembering the class he has the left-hander is required to come into his own one of a kind in the Capitals’ next game.