The next fixture of the Indian Premier League is going to take place between the table-toppers Delhi and Bangalore. Both the teams are in great form and coming fresh from their last spectacular wins. Where Bangalore won the from Rajasthan by 8 wickets, Delhi defeated their rival Kolkata by 28 runs.
Rajasthan succumbed to Bangalore bowlers especially Chahal who took 3 wickets off just 24 runs in 4 overs and were able to stop them at 158 runs. In return, Bangalore made 158 runs and finished off the match in 19.1 overs. Skipper Virat Kohli finally reflected the amazing talent that he is by scoring 72 runs in 53 balls and remained not out. Apart from Kohli, his teammate D Padikkal also shined through the match scoring 63 runs in 45 balls.
Delhi on the hand created a humongous score of 228 runs with the loss of just 4 wickets. In reply, Kolkata batsman tried long and hard but they could only reach up to 210 in 20 overs. A fantastic inning was again played by the Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer who made 88 not out in just 38 balls. Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant also contributed to the big result by scoring 66 and 38 runs respectively.
The two teams have met a total number of 23 times on the ground, where Bangalore certainly have an upper hand with 14 wins under their belt whereas Delhi have won 8 times. One match was a draw between them.
Hence, the match is certainly going to be interesting when the two top teams will face each other at Dubai (DSC) on 5th October 2020 at 7:30 PM IST.
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel.
Shreyas Iyer: A definite choice for the captain as he has always led from the front.
AB de Villiers: When talking about captain choices one would be fool enough to miss all-time hitter de Villiers
Virat Kohli: He is the rock of the team and no one can overshadow his brilliance in the game.