The teams of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will face each other on Monday in the 55th match of the 13th season of IPL. Both eyes will be focused on breaking the rhythm of defeat and making it to the top two in the points table. Delhi and RCB are hurt by the constant defeat. Delhi has lost 4 matches and RCB has lost 3 in a row, which shows how fast things change in the highly competitive IPL.
Now these two teams will try to break the order of defeat and make it to the top two, so that they get two chances to make it to the finals. In this match, the losing team can also reach the play-offs, but for this they will have to depend on the result of other teams.
Delhi’s team looked the most powerful in the first phase of the tournament, but after that it suffered a dramatic collapse. He recorded his last victory two weeks ago. His batsmen are not able to walk and bowling also does not look as deadly as the first half.
Delhi’s biggest weakness is the absence of the opening pair. Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane teamed up with Shikhar Dhawan, but no one could see consistency in the performance. Even Dhawan could not walk in the last three matches after scoring a century in consecutive matches. He scored 6, 0, 0 runs in these matches. Delhi’s team is dependent on Rishabh Pant in the middle order, but he has not yet appeared in any match in colour. He has scored only 274 runs and his strike rate is 112.29.
Captain Shreyas Iyer openly advocated playing after the 9-wicket defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians. He said, ‘We have to think about the change in the batting order and adopt a careless attitude. We have to keep things simple and not think too much. ‘ RCB is also hurt by constant defeat. They had to face defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. After three consecutive defeats, the discussion related to the team’s dependence on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers has started again.
Kohli and de Villiers could not walk in the last two matches, due to which the team suffered a big defeat. Josh Phillip, who replaced Aaron Finch in the top order, has started well, but he has not been able to convert it into a big score. In the UAE, the weather is getting colder and in such a situation the role of dew has increased. Keeping in mind the circumstances, the teams are choosing fielding first after winning the toss because it is easier to bat later. Kohli also considered it a reason for the defeat against Sunrisers.