IPL 2020, DC VS RCB: Second position up for grabs as RCB take on DC

Ten days ago who would have thought that RCB and DC will play their last match as a potential quarterfinal. Delhi have lost four in a row and Bengaluru have lost three in a row.

Both teams have somehow forgotten the art of winning and one more bad day will see the losing team out of playoff spot. A match is going to take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium and with dew factor looming teams would want to field first. A team that has to bat first will have to rack position 190+ score to give themselves the best possible chance. Delhi might bring Axar back into the side and Praveen Dube would have to sit out.

Ponting and staff would hope that Pant scores one big innings that have eluded him and would help the team to teach playoffs. Dhawan who after two consecutive centuries also is going through a lean run all of a sudden and has scored only 6 runs in three innings. He and Shaw would want to lay a strong foundation so that the batsman to follow will take full toll. Stoinis who has been quiet in the second half of IPL would be looking to provide more flourish in death overs.

Capitals bowling who stand out in the first half has all of a sudden looked pedestrian in last four matches. Rabada and co would like to find the right lengths to unsettle RCB top-heavy batting.RCB might bring Finch back for the clash even though Josh Philippe had good two outings. The lower middle order which was always a point of concern for them has not helped them and might bring Dube back to provide an all-round option.

Gurkeerat who just hasn’t played with any momentum right throughout should make way for him. Kohli and Abd would also want to play big defining innings for which they are known for. Their bowling also has been a bit off in also three matches. RCB would be hoping that Saini gets back to his best and Morris, Chahal also supports him well to take regular wickets of Delhi Capitals. If the match is a one-sided affair then in all probability losing team will be looking at exit doors and would hope that MI defeats SRH to help them reach playoffs.

A team that wins the toss would be an advantage because of dew. Such has been their performance over last week that it’s very difficult to predict a clear favourite for the clash.