IPL 2020: RCB vs DC - Preview, Post Match, Reviews & Discussions

Match 55 : RCB vs DC in Abu Dhabi

Top-two finish at playoffs is up for grabs tonight as Royal Challengers Bangalore face Delhi Capitals.

Stats at this venue:

RCB: Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2
DC: Played 4, Won 1, Lost 3

Current position in the table:

RCB (2nd): Bangalore currently holds the 2nd position in the points table after bagging 14 points from 13 matches. RCB has won 7 matches and lost 6.

DC (3rd): After 7 wins and 6 losses from 13 matches, Delhi is currently 3rd on the points table with 14 points.

Milestones achievable tonight -

  • Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal need 69 and 74 runs respectively to complete 500 runs in IPL 2020.

  • AB de Villiers requires 61 runs to complete 500 runs in IPL against Delhi Capitals

  • Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan require 86 and 29 runs respectively to complete 500 runs in IPL 2020.

  • Harshal Patel needs 4 wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets.


Royal Challengers Bangalore (2nd)

RCB currently at 2nd spot with 14 points from 13 matches, needs to secure a win vs DC to make sure that they safely enter the playoffs and make a top-two finish. If they lose, MI will need to beat SRH. If SRH defeats MI, RCB’s net run-rate will be the deciding factor. They currently have a better net run-rate than DC and KKR, at -0.145.

Delhi Capitals (3rd)

A win against RCB will seal a playoff berth and a second spot for DC. A defeat means that MI will need to defeat SRH for Delhi’s qualification. If SRH win, then DC’s net run-rate will be the deciding factor. Currently, DC has a better net run rate than KKR, at -0.159.
The loser of today’s match could still end up making the play-offs but it will depend on the results of tomorrow’s playoff qualifier decider match (SRH vs MI).

Kolkata Knight Riders (4th)

KKR defeated RR by 60 runs to occupy fourth position in the league table, but their qualification chances are still unsure. If SRH lose to MI, KKR are through to the playoffs, irrespective of the result between Bangalore and Delhi. If SRH defeat MI, then Kolkata’s chances again boil down to the net run-rate. Amongst the four teams, KKR has the lowest net run-rate at -0.214. If SRH win, Eoin Morgan’s side will be hoping DC or RCB would have lost by a huge margin.

SunRisers Hyderabad (5th)

SRH need to beat MI, who have already qualified for the playoffs. They have a strong net run-rate of +0.555, which gives them an edge. A defeat means they miss out on a berth.


RCB Predicted XI:

Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Gurkeerat Singh/Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana/Moeen Ali, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

DC Predicted XI:

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Pravin Dubey/Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje


Delhi Capitals secure playoff berth, beat RCB by 6 wickets

Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty cruise DC into playoffs.

DC will face Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1 on November 5 in Dubai.

RCB are likely to finish third or fourth depending on the result of the game between SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians tomorrow.


RCB’s 20 year old Devdutt Padikkal breaks 2 all-time records by an uncapped Indian player in IPL

With his fifth fifty, he overtook Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer, to aggregate most 50-plus scores in debut season by uncapped Indian players. He also set the record for most runs by uncapped Indian player in debut IPL season (472 runs).