IPL 2020 is becoming more exciting as the matches pass by so fastly. We are witnessing some real cricket that is played only by champions of champions.
With all the great going on this IPL, the two attention creating teams of this edition will lock horns in Dubai to prove which is better than which.
As Kohli’s red team is taking against the blue Delhi team in this match, it currently competes for the top spot in the table.
Without so much build-up, let’s get into predictions for the Match No.18 of IPL 2020: RCB vs DC.
Prediction on the top run-scorer.
Virat Kohli has left out his six-month hiatus with a match-winning knock in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals. And now it’s time for him to improvise the touch he has got after three matches failure. It was seen that Virat was so fluent with the spin bowlers in the last match. But the spin bowlers of Delhi Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra are way ahead from the naive Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tiwetia, and Riyan Parag. Kohli has to burn a lot more calories to score against the in-form Delhi bowlers. The fascinating thing is the venue. As Dubai is known for its larger dimensions, we can witness more quick singles and twos from the ever- fit Virat Kohli. The speedsters of Delhi Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are going to be trouble-makers for RCB. Still, King Kohli has his formulas to outwin the pace attack effortlessly.
Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Delhi Capitals, is in the form of his life. His international exposure before this year’s IPL is paying off. He knows the route to make runs for his side. Taking responsibility has become his routine. Therefore ge will be a sure pick for this match against RCB to score more runs.
Prediction on top wicket-taker
Yuzvendra Chahal is doing wonders with his precious spin bowling. This bowler’s attitude is enough to pick those significant breakthroughs that other bowlers are finding it so difficult to do. He has got his trajectory right in this tournament, and through that, he is making the batters to pay for scoring runs against him. Dot balls put pressure straight away on the batters, which would cause the batters to make errors, and this RCBian wrist spinner is doing precisely the job of scalping wickets. He has become the go-to bowler for Virat in this season, and this brings in an outstanding balance to the bold red team.
Anrich Nortje, the deadly speedster of Delhi Capitals, is speaking with his pace. The pace is so challenging for the batters to handle as he does it consistently. Delhi Capitals has become even healthier with this express speedster commitment towards his work. As he also comes up with death-over bowling, this Proteas bowler’s wicket-taking ability looks so good. Since most batters don’t like to take the lead over Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje naturally finds the batters trying to hit him without proper planning. And this acts as the mantra for Anrich Nortje to perform well under these batting favored situations.
Prediction on Who will win the match?
DC is good with the bat and also with their bowlers. At the same time, RCB is struggling with their bowling department. In poor bowling, the batters have also felt the pressure to keep up with the creeping run rates.
Batting wise Delhi Capitals is possessing a young team that plays modern-day cricket to impact the board. Any settled batter among the top 5 of their batting lineup would make them comfortable with more than a decent score on the board.
Meanwhile, RCB is getting from the grey area to the white. With Virat Kohli got back his divine touch, RCB is now tension free as their ace middle-order batters Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers will be getting on roll frequently, hereafter.
Comparing the bowling department, Delhi Capitals is possessing so much variation. And their death over bowling stands tall compared to all other teams of this IPL. Kudos to the Proteas speedsters for that.
Delhi looks stronger in comparing all these factors, and this venue won’t bring much difference to their continuous match-winning performance in this tournament.
Prediction on the most six-hitting batter:
AB De Villiers is fine with the position he walks in. The only barrier would be Amit Mishra, who can bemuse the Proteas superstar with his variations. Other than that, ABD is the right choice to meet the South African express pacers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje of Delhi Capitals during the penultimate over. The 360-degree batter of RCB knows about every nook and corner of the ground because of his wide range of shots. With the same intensity of hitting the ball in the straight, he can do it all over the park when needed the most, which makes him at the top of this predictable list.
Shreyas Iyer, who has just now made such impactful innings in Sharjah, will be looking to make a similar performance in other venues. With his power spin hitting ability, he can be the dangerous batter of IPL against spinners. He picks the line and length so naturally, which makes him the exponent of this six-hitting job.
Prediction on Man of the match
Virat Kohli has moved out of his unusual lousy form. The six-month hiatus and the failure in the first three matches would have pushed him to a particular stage where he is currently in the hunger of getting too many runs in the kit. With such an attitude and unimaginable fitness level, Virat can once again impact his bat for his team. He knew the formula to play the speedsters of Delhi Capitals, while Ashwin won’t be bigger trouble, Amit Mishra would be played safely by India’s skipper.
To Sum Up
Eventually, this match will be a great test between the best in the business currently. Both the teams are marching forward with a win to this clash. Even though RCB is filled with a star-studded lineup DC is filled with young guns who easily got adapted to these conditions, which puts them the favorites for this match.