Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet each other in match number 55 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season. Both sides have lost four and three games on the trot. Notably, the winner will take the second spot in terms of qualifying for the playoffs.

Also, the losing side wouldn’t want to lose by a big margin as NRR might come into play. If SRH win their last game, one between the loser of this tie and KKR will get through to the playoffs. There is everything to play for two teams having lost their shine of late.

DC’s fall from grace has been a big blip and the batting has been dismal. You look at them and wonder who will be scoring the runs. Bowling wise, other support cast need to rally behind Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.

As far as RCB are concerned, their batting too lacks the punch. However, their bowling could trump DC here in this department.

DC vs RCB: Dream11 team prediction

Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer (vc), AB de Villiers.

Wicket-keeper: Josh Philippe.

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar.

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Yuzvendra Chahal, Isuru Udana.

Rationale behind the Dream11 team

One will need the likes of Padikkal, Kohli and ABD to come good for RCB here. Philippe’s resurgence is positive news. For DC, skipper Shreyas Iyer needs to come good and rally their batting.

Stoinis and Sundar are the two all-rounders capable of getting productive performances. The bowling holds the key with Nortje, Rabada and Udana in the pace department. The consistent Chahal leads the spin show.

Probable starting XI

DC – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel.

RCB – Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana.

Match prediction

In this do-or-die battle, we expect RCB to get through.

Head-to-head record

Matches 24, RCB wins: 14, DC wins: 9, N/R: 1.

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