Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will host Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Both teams having registered victory in their previous games will be high on confidence going into this game. A win for any of these sides will further consolidate their position in the top four of the IPL 2020 points table.
Virat Kohli returning back to form will be a major boost for RCB. Devdutt Padikkal has looked sensational at the top of the order and will look to continue to similar fashion. Fast bowler Navdeep Saini will be a key in the death overs while Yuzvendra Chahal will look to weave his magic with spin.
Delhi Capitals are a strong side. Shreyas Iyer led the team from the front in the previous game and will look to continue in similar fashion. Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan can chip in with crucial runs with the onus of bowling on Kagiso Rabada and the fit-again Ravichandran Ashwin.
IPL 2020 Match 19: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals: 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 is predicted to remain around 32 to 36 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.