IPL 2020, Match 54 preview: DC vs RCB Team analysis, along with Fantasy XI

First Published 1, Nov 2020, 9:33 PM

Match 54 of the IPL 2020 is the second-last match of the tournament, where Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Abu Dhabi. RCB are second on the table, while DC rest at the third position. The clash will be a decider for the playoffs berth.

<p style="text-align: justify;">The second-last match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see a clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). This will be the Match 54 of the season, that will be held in Abu Dhabi.</p>

The second-last match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see a clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). This will be the Match 54 of the season, that will be held in Abu Dhabi.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Both the teams desperately need this win to secure a guaranteed seat in the playoffs.</p>

Both the teams desperately need this win to secure a guaranteed seat in the playoffs.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Team Composition</strong><br />
Both DC and RCB have had one of their most balanced sides in the history of the IPL. They will be playing their respective sides and players will try putting their best show forth.</p>

Team Composition
Both DC and RCB have had one of their most balanced sides in the history of the IPL. They will be playing their respective sides and players will try putting their best show forth.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Head-to-head</strong><br />
The teams have faced each other 24 times, where RCB have won 14, while DC have won on nine occasions. One of the clashes between the two ended in no result.</p>

Head-to-head
The teams have faced each other 24 times, where RCB have won 14, while DC have won on nine occasions. One of the clashes between the two ended in no result.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Current form</strong><br />
The teams started off well in the tournament. Of late, they have experienced a drop in their performance, just ahead of the playoffs.</p>

Current form
The teams started off well in the tournament. Of late, they have experienced a drop in their performance, just ahead of the playoffs.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Weather and pitch report</strong><br />
The weather will be around 31 degrees at the venue. The pitch has shown different complexions during the tournament. However, any score around 180 will make the match quite competitive.</p>

Weather and pitch report
The weather will be around 31 degrees at the venue. The pitch has shown different complexions during the tournament. However, any score around 180 will make the match quite competitive.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Probable 11<br />
DC: </strong>Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.<br />
<strong>RCB: </strong>Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav.</p>

Probable 11
DC:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.
RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Dream 11 Prediction<br />
Batsmen:</strong> Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli (c), Shimron Hetmyer- Dhawan and Iyer can get the team off to a good start. Virat Kohli and Hetmyer can consolidate in the middle. Kohli consistent form makes him the captain.<br />
<strong>Wicketkeeper:</strong> AB de Villiers, Rishabh Pant- The wicketkeeper-batsmen can adapt well according to the situation. Both have been in a decent form, throughout.<br />
<strong>All-rounder:</strong> Chris Morris (vc)- The all-rounder can perform reasonably well both with the bat and the ball, as his reliable form makes him the vice-captain.<br />
<strong>Bowlers: </strong>Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Navdeep Saini- Chahal and Aswhin are no-brainers to dominate with their spin, while Nortje and Saini's prevailing good form with the pace makes them favourite to earn enough points.</p>

Dream 11 Prediction
Batsmen:
Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli (c), Shimron Hetmyer- Dhawan and Iyer can get the team off to a good start. Virat Kohli and Hetmyer can consolidate in the middle. Kohli consistent form makes him the captain.
Wicketkeeper: AB de Villiers, Rishabh Pant- The wicketkeeper-batsmen can adapt well according to the situation. Both have been in a decent form, throughout.
All-rounder: Chris Morris (vc)- The all-rounder can perform reasonably well both with the bat and the ball, as his reliable form makes him the vice-captain.
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Navdeep Saini- Chahal and Aswhin are no-brainers to dominate with their spin, while Nortje and Saini's prevailing good form with the pace makes them favourite to earn enough points.