Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns against Delhi Capitals on Monday at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three out of four matches so far. They have been defeated only by Kings XI Punjab in this season. Many things are going in a positive direction for Virat Kohli’s side this season. They will certainly be focused to maintain the winning run against Delhi Capitals.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have also won three matches so far and they are at the top of the table at this moment. Shreyas Iyer’s side is looking quite balanced this time and they have a very high potential to qualify for the playoffs this season.
The toss is going to be a vital part of this tournament because of the nature of the pitches. Most captains prefer batting second under lights. However, we have seen that the teams with a big total on board can defend the score with a disciplined bowling attack.
Predicted Playing XI; Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Delhi Capitals:
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB De Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Yuzi Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Isuru Udana.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Captain And Vice Captain Selection:
Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain Choices: Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant
Probable Winner: Delhi Capitals
Royal Challengers Bangalore have been trying to fix their death bowling issue for quite some time. Finally, they have got Navdeep Saini who is consistently bowling well in death overs. Isuru Udana is also trying to complement him well. This has been the biggest positive of Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. The bowlers of Royal Challengers Bangalore have been able to take wickets in regular interval. Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal are in great form. Virat Kohli has played a brilliant knock in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals. It will certainly boost his confidence level after not getting runs in the first three matches. Devdutt Padikkal has been in sensational form and the left-hander opening batsman is playing a crucial role at the top order of Royal Challengers Bangalore this season.
On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw is in good touch for Delhi Capitals in this season. Shreyas Iyer has played a brilliant knock against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. Kagiso Rabada is also picking up wickets at crucial points of the match. The spinning department consisting of Amit Mishra and Ravichandran Ashwin have been providing the much needed experience in this side. Harshal Patel has bowled few slowers and the change of pace has been quite effective. Shikhar Dhawan needs to get back to his form and Delhi Capitals will certainly become a title contender this season.