IPL 2020: Top 3 Picks for Delhi Capitals against Royal Challengers Bangalore


Delhi Capitals are against the Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 19th game of the season at Dubai International Stadium. Both the teams will be looking to claim the number one position in the league table as both are tied at six points.

In their previous fame, Delhi Capitals were off to a good start and also they finished strong with Shreyas Iyer leading from the front. Though he couldn’t get a deserving century, Shreyas Iyer was one player who was the reason behind the swelled score of the Delhi Capitals. His timely change in the bowling line-up helped Delhi to save the day against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sharjah wasn’t kind to bowlers. But Dubai International Stadium offers different things for both batsmen and bowlers. It is a neutral pitch and one exploits the best, gets the best result. RCB won their previous game at the same venue and will look to make it three on a trot against Delhi.

Here are the top three picks for Delhi Capitals if they are to stop the in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday:

#1) Amit Mishra

The wily and veteran leg-break bowler, Amit Mishra didn’t get the chance to feature in the league at the very first go. However, with Ravichandran Ashwin being injured, Shreyas Iyer brought Amit Mishra back to the playing XI. It gave instant results to the captain. He not only controlled the run flow against the oppositions he has played but also picked with the wickets at a crucial juncture.

Even at Sharjah, the graveyard of bowlers, Amit Mishra was economical compared to other bowlers. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have struggled in the previous seasons to get going against the leggies and Amit Mishra can be a trump card and one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals.

#2) Kagiso Rabada

The current purple cap holder, Kagiso Rabada is the go-to man of Shreyas Iyer. He has bowled at perfect lines and length with a blistering pace. This has caused trouble for batsmen. Not only in the starting overs but he is a great bowler in the death overs too.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have a great batting line-up. The batsmen like Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers have been consistent. Virat Kohli has returned to form and can be a cause of concern for Shreyas Iyer. Kagiso Rabada has a big role to the player against Royal Challengers Bangalore if they are to win the game. Kagiso Rabada will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against M Chinnaswamy stadium based outfit.

#3) Shimron Hetmeyer

After spending one season with Royal Challengers Bangalore, every other player has come good. Though they fail at Bangalore, they suddenly start playing world-class cricket with other teams. However, it is not the same case with Shimron Hetmeyer. The player had a bad season with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019 and the team put him back to the auction pool. Delhi Capitals bought him for a lower cost but the player is yet to prove himself despite the captain backing him.

Shimron Hetmeyer will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals as RCB have fielded three spinners in their previous games. Hetmeyer is a good player of spin and will look to make a comeback against his former employers.