Delhi Capitals will host Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Both franchises have registered slump in form and stand one win away from registering a spot in the IPL 2020 playoffs. RCB will expect their gun players to fire against a struggling DC to enter the playoffs.
Delhi Capitals will expect out-of-form Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to fire in the match. The top-order including the likes of Shreyas Iyer have not batted up to the potential. Rishabh Pant will have a crucial role to play with Marcus Stoinis important with the bat and ball. Kagiso Rabada will carry the onus of fast bowling for the capital franchise.
IPL 2020 Match 55: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: 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 33 to 29 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.