Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will sq. off with Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals in Match 19 of the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in what might be a battle for the top spot in the standings on the Dubai International Stadium on Monday.
Delhi Capitals and RCB are at present occupying the the top two spot in the IPL desk after clinching three wins every from 4 matches. The Iyer-led crew are standing above Bangalore attributable to higher web run price.
RCB started their IPL 2020 marketing campaign with a 10-run win towards SunRisers Hyderabad earlier than slumping to a crushing 97-run defeat towards Kings XI Punjab in their second fixture.Kohli’s facet then rebounded strongly to register back-to-back wins defending champions Mumbai Indians (Super Over win)and Rajasthan Royals (eight-wicket victory).
For RCB, each the openers–Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch have impressed with the bat.In reality, Padikkal has change into the primary participant in the historical past of IPL to notch up three 50-plus rating in the primary 4 video games anybody performed.
Delhi Capitals, however, kicked off the 13th season of profitable T20 event with a Super Over win over the Kings XI Punjab earlier than a cushty 44-run conquer three-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK).However, Delhi suffered a 15-run defeat towards Sunrisers Hyderabad in the third match earlier than they bounced again to clinch an 18-run win over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
DC’s opening pair Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are but to supply a stable begin to their facet. However, Shaw confirmed his conflict in the facet’s final fixture towards KKR by hammering a formidable knock off 66 runs.
Talking concerning the skippers of the 2 sides. Kohli lastly returned to kind towards Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals by notching up a elegant knock of 72 runs to assist his facet comfortably chase down a complete of 159 in Abu Dhabi.He had managed figures of simply 3, 1 and 14 in his facet’s first three matches.
The swashbuckling Indian batsman, who’s the top run-scorer of the cash-rich league with a complete of 5,502 runs in 181 video games, will look to achieve the 9,000-run mark in T20s throughout RCB’s conflict towards Delhi Capitals. Kohli is at present simply 10 runs shy of the landmark.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals skipper Iyer too proven with a bat in his facet’s earlier match towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), registering a quick-fire 38-ball 88 to assist his crew submit an excellent whole of 228 for 4 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Both skippers will now be eager to guide from the entrance and outclass one another in what guarantees to be an thrilling encounter.
Talking concerning the head-to-head report between the 2 sides going into the conflict, RCB maintain a good edge over Delhi Capitals as they’ve gained 14 out of 23 encounters between the 2 groups.
The two squads are as follows:
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Tushar Deshpande
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.