Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2020 contest at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. It will the first match of the double-header Saturday with the temperature in United Arab Emirates (UAE) expected to be on a massive high.
RCB and RR have started their campaign in the IPL 2020 in similar fashion with both teams winning two out of their three encounters but the former ahead due to superior net run rate. The Bangalore franchise won their last match in a thrilling Super Over game against Mumbai Indians. Captain Virat Kohli will look to bring in his best game in the clash against Rajasthan Royals to help his side maintain their position in the top four.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, registered a thumping loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the previous match. The result exposed the weaknesses of the Rajasthan batting line-up and they would look to resolve their woes and comeback stronger in the match against RCB.
IPL 2020: Match 15: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day, which is an afternoon start, is predicted to remain around 32 to 37 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.