The number one spot in the points table will be at stake when high-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals lock horns in the nineteenth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Both the teams have won three of their opening four games and will be looking to continue their impressive run today.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming into this game on the back of an impressive eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals. The biggest plus from that game for the Bangalore-based outfit was their captain Virat Kohli returning to form. After managing just 18 runs in the opening three games, the India star roared back to form with a match-winning fifty.
With Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers already in good form, Royal Challengers Bangalore are picking just at the right time. Delhi Capitals are also in good form and will be looking to continue their momentum.
Their captain Shreyas Iyer scored a stunning 88 not out against KKR in their previous game while opener Prithvi Shaw has two fifties to his name. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant have not scored big but have got the starts. In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have done extremely well and R Ashwin’s return from injury makes the lineup even more formidable.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have elected to bowl first.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel