The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 19th match on 5th October when Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
With three victories out of their first 4 IPL 2020 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a superb run this season. Their last win against Rajasthan Royals saw the skipper Virat Kohli in his natural form.
The captain smashed a marvellous 72-off-53, along with a spectacular 45-ball-63 from the youngster Padikkal. The bowling squad were effective to bind the high-scoring RR squad to 154, while Yuzvendra Chahal showed his class once again with picking three wickets and Sundar keeps on impressing with economic bowling figures.
Full Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe (wk), Pavan Deshpande.
Delhi Capitals are also on six points with three out of four wins and their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders saw the destructive DC batting squad that clocked a whopping score of 228 runs.
Their skipper Shreyas Iyer completely dominated with an astounding 88-off-38 with raining fours and sixes, while Shaw, Dhawan and Pant all put up blistering knocks that propelled the score beyond 200. Nortje starred in the bowling department with three scalps, while Rabada, Amit Mishra and Harshal Patel picked one each, despite having not so good economy rates.
Full Squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul, Alex Carey (wk), Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje.
Waging odds: Royal Challengers Bangalore (1.90) vs Delhi Capitals (1.83)
Royal Challengers Bangalore are the favourites and are priced at 1.90, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹190.
Delhi Capitals are priced at 1.83 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹183 if they come out as winners.
Both the teams are in tremendous form and its needless to say that it will be a neck to neck battle for the top spot in the league table. The DC batting squad has finally seen the swashbuckling form of Iyer and Shaw, while Kohli with the consistency of Padikkal and ABD to land ginormous knocks.
However, when it comes to bowling, RCB has the slight upper hand with comparatively better bowling figures, while DC were not so effective to defend their score by a big margin. It will be a close victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore.