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RCB vs DC: Kohli, Iyer name playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Delhi Capitals in Match 19 of IPL 2020.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 6, 2020 8:47:19 am
IPL 2020, RCB vs DC (Source: AP)

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore and Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals take on each other in Match 19 of Indian Premier League 2020 on Monday. While Iyer has shown great form in his team’s four matches, Kohli finally got his act together in RCB’s last game against Rajasthan Royals, striking a fluent half-century.

While Shaw has so far looked quite in control at the top of the order for DC, Shikhar Dhawan’s form would be a cause of concern for Iyer. But on the brighter side, Delhi seem to have finally got Rishabh Pant back in form as he dusted off his rustiness with a quick-fire 17-ball 38 against KKR.

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RCB, on the other hand, have been served well by the young Devdutt Padikkal at the top. The left-hander, considered the next big thing in Indian cricket, is fourth in the run-scorers’ tally with 174 from four games, including three fifties. And if Aaron Finch too gets going, it would be difficult for any side to stop the marauding Bangalore openers.

SQUADS

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey (wk), Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav.

Live Blog

RCB vs DC Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Live Updates:

19:14 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI):

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

19:13 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

19:04 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Toss Update:

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to field.

18:45 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Delhi Capitals Predicted XI:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel/Amit Mishra, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

18:44 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI:

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Adam Zampa/Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

18:27 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Venue Talk:

The match will be played at Dubai International Stadium. Monday is supposed to be the hottest of the week and there is a 10 percent chance of light rain around match start time but one that's unlikely to affect the game.

18:10 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Pitch Condition:

The average first innings score on this ground is 177. Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 5, Tied – 2. Fast bowlers will get some early assistance while spinners will come into play early on.

18:08 (IST)05 Oct 2020
STATEMENT FROM DELHI CAPITALS

Delhi Capitals' leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been ruled out for the remainder of the current season of the Dream11 Indian Premier League. The 37-year-old sustained a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand whilst attempting to take a return catch off his bowling during Delhi Capitals' match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on 3rd October 2020. Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury. Everyone at Delhi Capitals wishes him a speedy recovery.

17:00 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Amit Mishra out of IPL 2020 with fractured finger

Delhi Capitals' Amit Mishra's IPL stint this season has come to an abrupt end after he fractured his ring finger during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on Saturday. He is set to travel back to India for recovery. | READ MORE |

16:45 (IST)05 Oct 2020
RCB vs DC | Devdutt Padikkal stealing the spotlight

With 174 runs from just four matches, Devdutt Padikkal has been one of the stars for Bangalore so far. The 20-year-old hit a brilliant 63 against Royals in the last match, which was his highest score so far in the campaign. Can he exceed that against Delhi?

16:20 (IST)05 Oct 2020
RCB vs DC | What are the approaching milestones?

-- Virat Kohli needs 8 sixes to complete 200 IPL sixes.
-- AB de Villiers needs 5 catches to complete 100 IPL catches.
-- Shikhar Dhawan needs 1 six to complete 100 IPL sixes and requires 44 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for the Delhi franchise.
-- Rishabh Pant needs 3 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes.

15:27 (IST)05 Oct 2020
RCB vs DC | Shreyas Iyer's great form

On Saturday, Iyer (88 not out off 38 balls) again showed his class after Prithvi Shaw’s (66) opening act as Delhi beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs. While Shaw has so far looked quite in control at the top of the order for DC, Shikhar Dhawan’s form would be a cause of concern for Iyer. But on the brighter side, Delhi seem to have finally got Rishabh Pant (38 off 17) back in form. 

14:34 (IST)05 Oct 2020
How Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting keeps his team on the same page:
14:15 (IST)05 Oct 2020
RCB vs DC | What are the predicted playing XIs?

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Predicted Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal

Delhi Capitals (DC) Predicted Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Harshal Patel

13:40 (IST)05 Oct 2020
'We back our players way longer than possible': Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings' "reticent" approach to change when faced with poor results has been the key to its success over the years, said head coach Stephen Fleming, citing veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as a shining example of what the side has achieved. Watson finally came good with an unbeaten 83 off 53 balls in his fifth game as an opener, helping the three-time IPL champions record an emphatic 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab here on Sunday after a hat-trick of defeats.

"I think it helps as players know they get more opportunities...We are reticent to changing the team other than realising the areas that we are not happy with. Also you are not sure if that change will help or not. We try and improve and if players are doing the right thing we will back them as long and even longer than possible," said Fleming.

12:45 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Devdutt Padikkal

RCB have been served well by the young Devdutt Padikkal at the top. The left-hander, considered the next big thing in Indian cricket, is fourth in the run-scorers’ tally with 174 from four games, including three fifties.

DC had won only eight out of their 23 meetings against RCB, which boosts of a formidable batting line-up in the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and young Devdutt Padikkal in its ranks.

11:47 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Washington Sundar turns 21
11:12 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Kohli eyeing records

Kohli, who is the leading IPL run-scorer with 5,502 runs in 181 games, has a chance to make history against the Delhi Capitals on Monday. Kohli is 10 runs from away completing 9,000 runs in T20s. If he manages to get those 10 runs on Monday, then he would become the first Indian player and seventh overall to reach the landmark.

Kohli is also on the verge of becoming only the 6th player to hit 200 or more sixes in IPL. He is currently at the no. 6 position in the list of most-sixes hitters in the tournament with 192 sixes to his name.

10:38 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Kohli vs Iyer

While Iyer has shown great form in his team’s four matches, Kohli finally got his act together in RCB’s last game against Rajasthan Royals, striking a fluent half-century.

10:19 (IST)05 Oct 2020
KXIP vs CSK: The 80s show

Chennai Super Kings top-order sprang to life, allowing the team to get back to winning ways after three consecutive losses. Kings XI Punjab put on a decent total — 178 wasn’t a bad effort at the Dubai Stadium with longer boundaries. But Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis made short work of a toughish chase to secure an emphatic 10-wicket victory. (READ MORE)

A back-in-form Virat Kohli’s tactical acumen will be put to test against Shreyas Iyer’s unassuming but dynamic brand of captaincy when the two most impressive teams of the ongoing IPL — Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals — face each other here on Monday.