IPL 2020 LIVE SCORE, DC vs RR Match: Delhi, Bangalore face off in must-win encounter
IPL 2020 LIVE SCORE, Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore latest updates:
Three changes for Delhi
Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel and Daniel Sams come in.
Two changes for Bangalore
Shivam Dube replaces Gurkeerat. Navdeep Saini is injured so Shahbaz Ahmed is in playing XI
Preview: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday could’ve been dead rubber if the teams had maintained their superb form they showed a few weeks back. But both teams have lost consecutive matches – Delhi losing their last four while RCB suffering three defeats on a trot. Now, this is a must-win situation for both teams with net run-rate also coming into the picture.
At the moment, RCB are in second spot with 14 points followed by Delhi, who also have secured same number of points but have an inferior net run rate (NRR).
A victory on Monday will propel RCB into the top two and they will then play the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians. If they lose, then they will have to depend on other results. If Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad win their final matches then RCB could miss out on the top four because of NRR.
Not many expected Delhi Capitals would be in this kind of situation during the business end of the tournament. At one point, they were favourites to finish on the top but their fortunes took a terrible turn. Now their situation is similar like RCB. A win would guarantee the second spot on the table. A loss and victories for Punjab and Hyderabad would result in their departure.
So there’s pressure on both Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. Kohli’s team possesses experienced international players while Iyer’s side has the youngsters who have shown their abilities in the previous matches. If everything goes right, this could be a cracker of a game.
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Delhi Capitals full squad: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Daniel Sams, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Pavan Deshpande, Parthiv Patel, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmad
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