Indian Premier League 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capital: Clash of the In-Form Team in Dubai
IPL 2020, RCB vs DC: RCB are over confident after winning three games.© Instagram
It is the clash of in-form teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Monday, as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 19 of the tournament in Dubai. RCB have won three of their four matches and made an unprecedented start to their tournament, while Delhi, who finished third last season, have won three of their four matches. Both teams made a winning comeback in their last outing over the weekend as RCB comfortably beat Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets and Delhi Capital beat the highest score – 228/4 – and KKR by 18 runs in the IPL 2020 in Sharjah on Saturday.
Virat Kohli scored his first half-century on Saturday and remained unbeaten on 72, as RCB took eight wickets to chase RR’s 154/6. Devdutt Padikkal continued his brilliant run in the tournament with another half-century and star leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal scoring 3/24 in four overs.
For DC, it was a day of big hits on the ground of ‘post-stamp’ size Sharjah where Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were all going. Delhi got 14 sixes due to the continuation of the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers.
Iyer was unbeaten on 88 for 38, Shaw got 66 and Pant got three for 17. Eric Nortje played the ball with 3/33 and Harshal Patel got 2/34.
Both teams now move to Dubai, the largest of the three organizations. RCB’s bowling, which has risen to the challenge this season, will face their toughest task as they face the most disastrous batting order ever in the tournament.
On the other hand, talking about Cagiso Rabada and Enrique Narje as well as a re-fit R Ashwin’s spin and gilt speed will be a challenge for the RCB top order who is flush with stars like Kohli, Aaron Finch and AB D Villiers.