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|AB de Villiers||35||21||1||2||166.67|
Alright then. Here we are, finally. We have just four matches to go in the IPL 2020 and three playoff spots are still open to be occupied. While Sunday's fixtures will govern who gets eliminated, we'll get our second team to progress on Monday. IPL doesn't have a quarter-final in its schedule, but Monday's match will be nothing less than that.
All eyes will be on the contest between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore when they clash for the second playoff spot. The match between the two sides will be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 2nd November 2020. With a playoff spot at stake, both sides will want to win this one and will give their everything in this match. A cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards on Monday. Don't miss this one.
For the first time in the competition, the probability of Delhi Capitals not qualifying for the next round seems pretty realistic. With a defeat against Mumbai Indians, Delhi's losing-streak extends to four matches and they'll now need a terrific effort in the upcoming match. Not only did they lose against Mumbai Indians, but the margin of loss also put a heavy dent on the Capitals' chances as the Capitals dropped below Kings XI Punjab in terms of the net run-rate.
It was not long ago when Delhi Capitals were flying high and looked favorites to qualify for the next round. They defeated Chennai Super Kings for the second time in 2020 and it has been a downfall for them ever since. With four back to back losses after that win, Delhi Capitals now seem to be running out of steam and are now in a position where nothing short of a win will do.
In the last four matches, Delhi Capitals have had all sorts of problems. Their batsmen failed to fire in unison, their bowlers failed to hit their mark, and a few reckless changes certainly disturbed the balanced they had in the first half of the tournament.
With Prithvi Shaw failing to control his temper yet again, the question about his selection in the upcoming match is out again. Delhi Capitals have struggled to show intent at the top of the order and while Shaw might be the right choice to address that issue, but the fact that the Capitals are losing too many wickets too quickly forces them to look towards Ajinkya Rahane. Rishabh Pant has looked like a mere shadow of himself and has so far been unable to hit boundaries at will. In totality, Delhi Capitals have not only lost too many wickets at the top but have also failed to up the ante in the death overs in their recent matches. This is certainly the biggest concern that their management will be occupied to solve.
While they have done pretty well with the ball in the tournament, their bowlers looked pretty off-color in the last couple of matches. Sunrisers Hyderabad were pretty severe on Kagiso Rabada and Co. and it wasn't too different for the Capitals' bowlers when they were defending a paltry total against Mumbai Indians. Barring Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Ravichandran Ashwin, the Capitals' bowling has looked out of sorts of late. Besides RCB does not have too many left-handers at their disposal and we might see Axar Patel coming in for Praveen Dube, who did pretty well against Indians.
Delhi have a lot of issues to resolve and they need to resolve those quickly. Their batting has lacked intent and their bowlers have failed to hit the right channels in the recent matches. Besides, Shreyas Iyer hasn't really been tactically correct when operating under pressure. The good thing for them is that their opponents for the upcoming match are also going through similar problems. Given that, if Delhi Capitals are able to resolve the impending issues, they have high chances to get on the roll once again.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, RR Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Daniel Sams, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, just like their opponents, have dropped from an impeccable position on the points table to a position from where they need a win to qualify. They too have been making a lot of changes to their playing eleven and that hasn't really helped the players to understand their role. While RCB is still placed on the second spot on the ladder, a loss in the upcoming match and a few results not going their way will throw them out of contention.
Just a couple of matches ago, Royal Challengers Bangalore replaced Aaron Finch with Joshua Phillipe to provide their innings a thrust in the powerplay. While the move seemed to have worked and Joshua has done well at the top, the other batsmen have failed to play their part in the recent matches. Their losing streak is now of three matches and one thing that was common in those three matches was a poor performance by their batting. While RCB's performance in the last three matches has been poor, they have been pretty unfortunate that they had to deal with dew in two of those three matches.
As apparent from recent results, Royal Challengers Bangalore's batting depends heavily on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to deliver the lusty hits in the death overs. However, both those batsmen failed to do that in RCB's last three matches as RCB failed to put even a par score on the board. Also, removing Shivam Dube from the playing eleven seemed to be a poor change as now the Challengers do not really have anyone coming in after number four who can tonk the ball long and hard. They have Chris Morries, but he is known more for his bowling than his batting.
In addition to RCB's poor performance in the middle overs, the inability to pick up wickets with the new ball has hurt them the most. Contrary to their first ten fixtures wherein the Challengers' seamers picked 32 wickets between them, their seamers could only pick four wickets in the last three matches. With seamers not firing at the top, their opponents can afford to play Chahal out, who has looked RCB's only wicket-taking option.
Going into the upcoming match, we don't expect Virat Kohli to make too many changes to the playing eleven. However, he will likely bring in Shivan Dube for Gurkeerat Singh Mann as Dube adds to RCB's hitting ability at the death, the ability which they have lacked in the last few matches.
In the last few matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a little too top-heavy with the bat and have depended heavily on Yuzvendra Chahal to pick wickets. However, with the likes of Morris, Udana, Saini, and Sundar, Kohli has a plethora of options who can be pretty good with the ball in hand. Royal Challengers Bangalore need AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to fire now more than ever and if they manage to do that, their team will have excellent chances to sail into the playoffs.
Devdutt Padikal, Josh Philippe, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, YS Chahal.
While the scoreboard pressure will be huge in this upcoming match, defending is not going to be an easy task. Gripping the ball will be difficult for spinners in the second half of the second innings and that could play in the captains' mind while at the toss. Therefore, the captain winning the toss is likely to field first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
While Abu Dhabi was the most difficult surface to bat on in the early part of the tournament, it is arguably one of the easiest ones to bat one now, especially in the evening games. We saw Rajasthan Royals relish batting here as they chased down totals against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Although there are negligible chances of rain, dew is once again going to be a massive factor, and setting up a total is going to be a difficult task. Keeping that in mind, both teams are likely to go hard in the powerplay. Anything under 165 will be tough to defend here and, therefore, the team batting first will want to post a total of at least 180 runs on the board.
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the 54th IPL 2020 match, which is to be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Don't forget to check back for the latest updated team right after the toss.
There is no denying that this match between the two sides is as important as it can get. With stakes running high, the pressure will be immense on the players of both teams. Handling the nerves will be the key in the upcoming match and we believe the experience will play a huge role. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are known to thrive in big matches and will be a huge threat to deal with for the Delhi Capitals. In their last four matches, Delhi Capitals have had problems in all three departments of the game, and fixing those will be a colossal task, especially with not much time to go. Royal Challengers Bangalore are rich in experience and that could come in handy in the upcoming match. Besides, Kohli and de Villiers have both looked in good form and a big knock is certainly on the cards. Keeping all those factors into the consideration, Royal Challengers Bangalore appear to be firm favorites to win the upcoming encounter and cement their place in the playoffs.
Virat Kohli is a big match player and handles pressure well. Up until now, there hasn't been a match as big as this one and Virat Kohli is likely to come out very determined. Besides, he has looked in terrific touch, and hitting a personal score of over 28 shouldn't be a problem for him.
Prithvi Shaw was in fantastic touch in the first few matches in the tournament, but ever since his vulnerabilities against the fast bowlers are highlighted, he hasn't been able to score well against any team. Royal Challengers Bangalore have an excellent battery of pace bowling, which is likely to keep Shaw quiet. Bet on Shaw to get out before reaching a personal score of 22.
While both teams are sitting pretty as far as net run-rate is concerned, they could get knocked out if they end up losing the upcoming match by a considerable margin. One thing to avoid that would be to play aggressive cricket right from the start in order to post a big total. Both sides have batting lineups capable of hitting boundaries at will and a match total of over 310 is certainly on the cards.
While Shreyas Iyer is still pretty young, he is batted very maturely in the tournament. He likes to take his time before launching an attack and the same would be required of him in the upcoming match as well. He has looked in reasonably good form and should reach the milestone of 26 personal runs in the upcoming match with considerable ease.
AB de Villiers has without a doubt been the best RCB batsmen in the tournament so far. He is capable of hitting any bowler out of the ground. His range of shots is all across the ground, making him a dangerous batsman to deal with. He is a quick-starter and can launch the ball right from the word go. Hitting one six in his innings should be a walk in the park for AB de Villiers. This is one of the safest bet you can get for the upcoming contest.
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