IPL 2020 DC vs RCB Preview : Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers, the top teams of first half now to fight for survival

Dream11 IPL 2020 DC vs RCB : Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are both expected to go all out against each other on Monday to arrest their rapid slide in the IPL and, more importantly, secure a top-two finish in the points table.

DC and RCB go into the virtual quarterfinal, having lost four and three games on the trot respectively, showing that things can change rather quickly in the highly-competitive IPL.

At stake is a top-two finish which provides a couple of attempts to make it to the final. The loser of Monday’s game could still end up making the play-offs but it will be then at the mercy of other result or Net Run Rates coming into equation

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DC vs RCB in Dream11 IPL 2020 : How DC & RCB can make it to playoffs ?

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Played 13, Points 14, NRR -0.145 Remaining match: vs Capitals

  • RCB now play DC. If they win they qualify as No.2 team
  • If they lose they can still qualify – provided they have a better run-rate than KKR
  • If Bangalore score 160, they need to make sure Delhi take at least 17.3 overs to chase it down. In case Bangalore is bowling first and concedes 160, they lose by at most 21 runs to keep their NRR ahead of Knight Riders .

DC vs RCB Live : Delhi Capitals dilemma, Shaw or Rahane ?

DC, who were bossing most teams in the first half of the tournament, has had a dramatic fall from grace with their last win coming two weeks ago. Problems started with DC unable to find a stable combination at the openers’ slot. Both Prithvi Shaw and Ajikya Rahane have been paired up with Shikhar Dhawan but either of them has not provided the much needed consistency.

In fact, Dhawan, who was flying high with back-to-back hundreds, has managed 0, 0, 6 in the last three games. The Delhi-based team relies heavily on the big-hitting from Rishabh Pant in the middle-order but with 274 runs at a strike-rate of 112.29, he is yet to find his mojo.

“We’ll have to think about it (changes to the line-up) and be fearless in our approach. We’ll keep things simple and will not try to think much,” he said.

DC vs RCB : Will Kohli & DeVilliers fire in crunch match ?

RCB too are smarting from a string of losses, most recently against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. The three losses on the trot has reignited the debate on the team’s dependency on its star players — Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

Both Kohli and De Villiers didnt fire in the last two games, resulting in heavy defeats. Josh Phillipe has shown promise at the top of the order after replacing Aaron Finch but needs to convert starts into a substantial outings.

Team News

Delhi Capitals Probable XI:: DC is likely to bring Axar Patel back instead of Pravin Dubey. They are likely to persist with Prithvi Shaw. Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Pravin Dubey/Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje

Royal Challengers Bangalore Probably XI: Unlikely to do changes. Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Gurkeerat Singh/Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana/Moeen Ali, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

Match starts 7.30 pm IST.

DC vs RCB in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch DC vs RCB Live Streaming?

The match between DC vs RCB will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. The DC vs RCB will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

IPL 2020 Fans can also catch the DC vs RCB Live Score & Ball by Ball Updates onhttps://www.insidesport.in/ipl-2020-match-no-55-delhi-capitals-vs-royal-challengers-bangalore/