Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB News, Records, Standings & Squad

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Royal Challengers Bangalore represent the city of Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise was owned by Vijay Mallya, who paid US$111.6 million for it. This was the second highest bid for a team in the IPL, next only to Reliance Industries Ltd.'s bid of $111.9 million for the Mumbai Indians bangalore cricket stadium records

Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified for three finals till date and have lost all of them (in 2009 to the Deccan Chargers, in 2011 to the Chennai Super Kings and in 2016 to the Sunrisers Hyderabad). They also ended up runners in the now-scrapped Champions League T20 once when they lost the final against the Mumbai Indians in 2011.

The early struggle:
Ahead of the inaugural season, the Bangalore-based franchise picked up some big names in their squad. Rahul Dravid was the icon player and the captain while the likes of Jacques Kallis, Anil Kumble, Praveen Kumar, Nathan Bracken and Cameron White were bought in the auction.

However, their performance was totally unexpected. Despite having some of the best players in their ranks, they could win only 4 matches in the inaugural season, losing 10 matches and finishing second from the bottom in the table.

The improvement:
Ahead of the second season, RCB bought the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa to improve their fortunes.

However, their season did not start on a promising note under new captain Kevin Pietersen. But the team's fortunes changed when Pietersen left for national duty and Anil Kumble was named his replacement. At the end of the league stage, they had won 8 of their 14 games to make it to the last four.

In the semi-final they beat the Chennai Super Kings convincingly but ended up on the losing side in the final against Deccan Chargers.

In 2010, the Royal Challengers Bangalore finished the season in the third position and thereby booked their spot in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20. They progressed till the semifinal in the Champions League before being beaten by Chennai Super Kings.

In 2011, RCB came up with another good display but were eventually heartbroken. They made it to the final once again but ended up on the losing side as Chennai Super Kings won their second consecutive title.
The barren runs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the perennial underachievers in the league so far. Despite boasting one of the strongest teams in the league, they always failed to live up to the expectations. The period from 2012 to 2014 saw the club performing poorly despite having the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their ranks.

In 2012, they finished fifth in the table after winning 8 of the 16 games at the league stage. In the following year, they managed to win one game more but the position remained the same as they missed the top half of the standing once again.

Their performance only deepened in 2014. Ahead of the season, Virat Kohli was named the captain of the team. Before the auction, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli were retained from the previous seasons. However, the trio failed to inspire the team to a better season. The Royal Challengers finished a lowly seventh position after winning just 5 of the 14 games.

The improvement:
After three forgettable outings, the Royal Challengers finally had something to celebrate in 2015. They ended the league stage at the third position, with 7 wins from 14 matches. In the Eliminator, they defeated Rajasthan Royals before losing to Chennai Super Kings in the second Qualifier.

In 2016, they were staring down the barrel after losing 5 of their opening 7 games. However, they went on to win six of their next 7 games to finish at an unlikely second position at the end of the league stage.

In the first Qualifier, they defeated table-toppers Gujarat Lions. But their winning run came to an end in the final as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated them to win their maiden IPL title.

In 2017, Royal Challengers Bangalore had another disastrous outing. They finished at the bottom of the table after winning just 3 games during the league stage.

Home ground:
The home ground of the Royal Challengers is the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Team logo and jersey colour:
Initially, the logo had the RC emblem in yellow on a circular red base with the black text "Royal Challengers Bangalore" in standard format surrounding circular logo.

In 2009, the yellow color was replaced by gold. The Bangalore-based outfit also uses an alternate logo for the Game for Green matches where the green plants surround the logo and the text Game for Green is placed below the logo. The logo was redesigned in 2016 with the inclusion of black as a secondary color. The lion emblem in the crest was enlarged and the shield was omitted in the new design.

In 2008, the jersey color of the team was red and golden yellow. However, the yellow color was later removed and was replaced by gold. From 2010, blue was introduced on the apparel as a tertiary color.

In 2016, black replaced the blue colour as the third colour in the two versions of the jersey - one for home matches and the other for away ones.

Season-wise performance of RCB:

Year
Indian Premier League

Champions League Twenty20

2008
League Stage
Cancelled

2009
Runners-up
League Stage

2010
Semifinalists
Semifinalists

2011
Runners-up
Runners-up

2012
League stage
DNQ

2013
League stage
DNQ

2014
League stage
DNQ

2015
Playoffs
Tournament defunct

2016
Runners-up

2017
League stage

(DNQ = Did Not Qualify , TBD = To Be Decided)

2018 auction:
The perennial underachievers of the league entered the auction with a purse of Rs 49 crore after retaining Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan. The Bangalore-based outfit bought 21 players by spending Rs 48.85 crore. England allrounder Chris Woakes became their most expensive purchase at Rs 7.4 crore.

RCB have traditionally boasted of a formidable batting lineup and invested in bolstering their attack this time around. The secured the services of bowlers like Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj.

From the domestic circuit, they signed the highly-rated Navdeep Saini and Kulwant Khejroliya. The spin department will be led by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Current squad of Royals Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers

Sarfaraz Khan

Brendon McCullum

Chris Woakes

Colin de Grandhomme

Moeen Ali

Quinton de Kock

Umesh Yadav

Yuzvendra Chahal

Manan Vohra

Kulwant Khejroliya

Aniket Choudhary

Navdeep Saini

Murugan Ashwin

Mandeep Singh

Washington Sundar

Pawan Nagi

Mohammed Siraj

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Tim Southee

Parthiv Patel

Aniruddha Joshi

Pavan Deshpande

Follow Other Teams of IPL:

Chennai Super Kings | Mumbai Indian | Kolkata Knight Riders | Rajasthan Royals | Sunrisers Hyderabad | Kings XI Punjab | Delhi Capitals

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Toss Report

In the Eliminator of the IPL 2020, David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are facing Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

Both teams finished the league stage of the IPL 2020 with 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each. But due to the net run-rate difference, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the 3rd position in the IPL 2020 points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the 4th position in the same points table.

It is their third meeting in this season. While RCB won the first encounter by 10 runs, SRH won the next clash by 5 wickets.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Toss Report

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to bowl first. SRH made the only alteration in the playing XI as Sreevats Goswami replaced Wriddhiman Saha.

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Warner said, “We will bowl first. Dew could play an effect, the last couple of games say so. But the wicket will not change a lot. We are under no pressure, it already started a couple of games back. Unfortunately, Saha misses out with an injury, Goswami replaces him. The trophy means a lot for us, the owners and the fans back home.”

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli confirmed that they made four changes in the playing XI. Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Adam Zampa and Navdeep Saini replaced Josh Philippe, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris and Shahbaz Ahmed.

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Kohli said, “It could go both ways, we would have bowled first. But runs on the board could prove crucial. The last game opened up completely, when you haven’t qualified, the nerves will come. It’s an exciting time, it’s been a leasure to play here.The seniors will have to take up responsibility, let the youngsters play freely. Chris Morris misses out with a quad injury, Joshua Phillipe is out as well. Aaron Finch is back, so is Adam Zampa. Saini replaces Shahbaz Ahmed”

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Playing XIs

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Stats Preview

On Friday (6th November) evening, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

While both teams earned 14 points each at the end of the league stage of IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the third position in the points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the fourth position in the same points table.

It will be their third meeting this season. In their earlier meetings in this season, while RCB won by 10 runs during the 3rd match of this season, SRH won by 5 wickets during the 52nd match of this season.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

SRH (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats SRH RCB
Top run-scorers David Warner (529 runs) Devdutt Padikkal (472 runs)
Manish Pandey (380 runs) Virat Kohli (462 runs)
Jonny Bairstow (345 runs) AB de Villiers (398 runs)
Top wicket-takers Rashid Khan (19 wickets) Yuzvendra Chahal (20 wickets)
Thangarasu Natarajan (14 wickets) Chris Morris (11 wickets)
Sandeep Sharma (13 wickets) Mohammed Siraj (9 wickets)

 

Records of SRH and RCB in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
SRH 19 9 9 1 (0/1) 0
RCB 19 8 10 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of SRH and RCB at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
SRH 4 1 2 1 (0/1) 0
RCB 5 2 3 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Rashid Khan

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i) The leg-spinner Rashid Khan has already taken 19 wickets in this season. As a SunRisers Hyderabad spinner, only Amit Mishra and Rashid Khan managed to pick up more wickets in an IPL season as both took 21 wickets in 2013 and 2018 editions respectively. With three more wickets, Rashid will create a new record for SRH in the list of most wickets as a spinner in an IPL edition.

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i) The right-handed batsman Kane Williamson has already hit 48 T20 sixes for SunRisers Hyderabad and he is two sixes away to complete 50 T20 sixes for this team. Williamson will be the third batsman to hit 50 T20 sixes for this team. David Warner (137 sixes) and Shikhar Dhawan (54 sixes) were the first two batsmen to hit 50 T20 over boundaries for this team.

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i) David Warner (195 sixes) is five sixes away to complete his 200 IPL sixes. A total of five batsmen, including two foreigners Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, have managed to hit 200 IPL sixes till the date.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 4i) Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli has already hit 297 T20 sixes. With three more sixes, Kohli will become the fourth Indian batsman to hit 300 T20 sixes. Rohit Sharma (376 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes) were the first three Indian batsmen to manage 300 T20 sixes.

Navdeep Saini

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 5i) The Indian right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini has already taken 49 T20 wickets and he is only one wicket away to complete his 50 T20 wickets.

Aaron Finch

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 6i) Australian cricketer Aaron Finch has scored 1973 IPL runs. He is 27 runs behind to complete his 2000 IPL runs. Finch will become the seventh Australian cricketer to score 2000 IPL runs.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

In the Eliminator of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi). Talking about their head to head records, they are very competitive sides.

At the end of the league stage in the IPL 2020, while both teams earned 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each, SunRisers Hyderabad were in the third position in the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore were in the fourth position in the same points table.

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Head-to-head records between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB)

Stats Matches SRH Won RCB Won Tied No Result
Overall 16 8 7 1 (SRH won) 0
In IPL 16 8 7 1 (SRH won) 0
Playoffs/Knock-Out Stages 1 1 0 0 0
Outside India 2 1 1 0 0
In UAE 2 1 1 0 0
At Abu Dhabi
In last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 0

 

IPL 2020

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 8Match 3 (at Dubai, DSC on 21st September 2020): It was their first meeting in this season where SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to field first after winning the toss. While Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 163/5 (20 overs), SunRisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 153 runs (19.4 overs). Royal Challengers Bangalore won that match by 10 runs.

Match 52 (at Sharjah on 31st October 2020): It was their second meeting in this season where SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner again won the toss and he once again chose to field first. After Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 120/7 (20 overs), SunRisers Hyderabad chased down that target in 14.1 overs after losing five wickets. SunRisers Hyderabad won that match by 5 wickets.

 

Head to head records between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB): 1st innings vs 2nd innings

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Innings SRH Won RCB Won
1st innings 5 3
2nd innings 3 4

 

Important stats between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 10(Teams’ Stats)

Stats SRH (vs RCB) RCB (vs SRH)
Highest total 231/2 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 227/4 (20 overs) at Bengaluru on 12th April 2016
Lowest completed total 130/7 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 7th April 2013 113 in 19.5 overs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019
Largest victory (by runs) 118 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 45 runs at Bengaluru on 12th April 2016
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets at Bengaluru on 13th April 2015 7 wickets at Bengaluru on 9th April 2013

 

(Top players’ stats)

Stats SRH (vs RCB) RCB (vs SRH)
Highest individual score 114 by Jonny Bairstow at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 93* by Virat Kohli at Bengaluru on 9th April 2013
Best bowling figures 4/11 by Mohammad Nabi at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 3/18 by Yuzvendra Chahal at Dubai on 21st September 2020
Most runs scored 576 runs by David Warner 525 runs by Virat Kohli
Most wickets 14 wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15 wickets by Yuzvendra Chahal

 

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IPL 2020: Final Points Table And Playoffs Schedule

Tuesday (3rd November) was the last day of the league stage of the ongoing IPL 2020. While the final points table of the IPL 2020 has been confirmed now, the IPL 2020 is now entering to the Playoffs stage of this tournament.

While the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Capitals (DC), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) earlier confirmed their places in the playoffs of this season, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) just secured their spot in the playoffs of this season on Tuesday night after the last league stage match of this tournament, where they thrashed Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and finished in the third position in the IPL 2020 points table.

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IPL 2020: Final Points Table

Rank Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result Net Run Rate Points
Q1 MI 14 9 5 0/0 +1.107 18
Q2 DC 14 8 6 0/0 -0.109 16
Q3 SRH 14 7 7 0/0 +0.608 14
Q4 RCB 14 7 7 0/0 -0.172 14
5 KKR 14 7 7 0/0 -0.214 14
6 KXIP 14 6 8 0/0 -0.162 12
7 CSK 14 6 8 0/0 -0.455 12
8 RR 14 6 8 0/0 -0.569 12

(Q = Qualified for playoffs)

Now, each of the top four teams is at least two victories away to win the IPL 2020 trophy, which only one of these four teams can ultimately fulfil. The IPL 2020 playoffs will run similarly like the previous years of this tournament.

The top two teams in the final points table, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will start the process of the Playoffs of this tournament on 5th November 2020 when they will meet in the Qualifier 1 at Dubai. The winner of the match will qualify for the Final of this tournament. Meanwhile, the loser of this match will qualify for the Qualifier 2 of this tournament.

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On the next day (6th November), the remaining two teams of the top four teams, SunRisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on each other in the Eliminator at Abu Dhabi. The winner of the match will qualify for the Qualifier 2 of this tournament while the loser of this match will say goodbye this tournament.

The Qualifier 2 of this tournament will be organized on 8th November at Abu Dhabi, where the loser of Qualifier 1 and winner of Eliminator will meet. While the winner of this match will advance to the final of this tournament, the losing side will end their journey in this tournament.

On 10th November 2020, the winners of the Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will take on each other in the final of this tournament at Dubai. The winning team on this night will be finally handed the IPL 2020 crown.

IPL 2020: Top 4 teams – best records before this edition

While Mumbai Indians are holding the record of winning most of the IPL trophies (4 times), they have the good chance to stretch this record. Moreover, after Chennai Super Kings (2010 and 2011), they can be the only other team to defend the IPL title.

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In the meantime, SunRisers Hyderabad won their only IPL trophy in 2016, under their present captain David Warner.

Though Royal Challengers Bangalore have already played three IPL finals (2009, 2011 and 2016), they never won this IPL trophy yet. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have never played an IPL final as their best record in the IPL was finishing as the third-best team (2012 and 2019; also played semi-finals in IPL 2008 and 2009).

IPL 2020: Playoffs Schedule

(Qualifier 1)

5th November 2020: Mumbai Indians (Q1) vs Delhi Capitals (Q2) – Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) – Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs

(Eliminator)

6th November 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad (Q3) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (Q4) – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) – SunRisers Hyderabad won by 6 wickets

(Qualifier 2)

8th November 2020: Delhi Capitals (Loser of Qualifier 1) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (Winner of Eliminator) – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) – Delhi Capitals won by 17 runs

(Final)

10th November 2020: Mumbai Indians (Winner of Qualifier 1) vs Delhi Capitals (Winner of Qualifier 2) – Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai)

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IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions

In the 55th match of the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer chose to field first after winning the toss. RCB scored 152/7 at the end of the first 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Capitals chased down the target in 19 overs after losing four wickets.

After this result, both teams have secured their spots in the playoffs of this season as Delhi Capitals finished their league stage journey of this tournament in the second position in the IPL 2020 points table. So, Delhi Capitals will now face the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1 at Dubai (DSC) on 5th November 2020.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Latest Points Table

IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB) – Highlights

Delhi Capitals (DC) innings

In the second over, pacer Mohammed Siraj bowled opener Prithvi Shaw for just 9 runs. But another opener Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane controlled the situation very well and built up the 88 runs partnership for the second wicket.

Both Dhawan and Rahane completed their respective half-centuries in 37 balls. While Dhawan scored 54 runs off 41 balls (6 fours), Rahane scored 60 runs off 46 balls (5 fours and only six).

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Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Run-Scorers (Orange Cap)

Though both were dismissed, Delhi Capitals chased down the target with six balls to spare with six wickets still in hands.

Scorecard: Delhi Capitals, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, DC vs RCB

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings

After the opener Josh Philippe was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada in the fifth over, another opener Devdutt Padikkal and captain Virat Kohli controlled the innings with a solid second-wicket partnership.

Padikkal and Kohli put the 57 runs partnership for the second wicket. In the 13th over, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Kohli for 29 runs. After scoring a 40-ball fifty, Padikkal was bowled by Anrich Nortje for 50 off 41 balls (5 fours) in the 16th over. In that same over, Anrich Nortje was also dismissed for a two-ball duck.

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While the RCB batsmen were struggling, AB de Villiers played a crucial knock of 35 runs off 21 balls (only four and 2 sixes) before losing his wicket in the final over of that innings.

Among the Delhi Capitals bowlers, Anrich Nortje (3/33) and Kagiso Rabada (2/30) got three and two wickets respectively. Also, Ravichandran Ashwin (1/18) managed to pick up one wicket in that innings.

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Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Wicket Takers (Purple Cap)

Scorecard:

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Delhi Capitals, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, DC vs RCB

IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB) – Twitter Reactions

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IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Toss Report

In the 55th match of the IPL 2020, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) are taking on Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

While both sides have 14 points (7 wins and 6 loses) each in the ongoing IPL season, both these teams are playing their 14th or last match of the league stage in the ongoing IPL season. In the IPL 2020 points table, Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently in the 2nd position and Delhi Capitals are in the third position.

It is their second meeting this season. They met for the first time this season during the 19th match of this IPL 2020 at Dubai (DSC) on 5th October 2020, where RCB won by 59 runs.

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IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB) – Toss Report

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bowl first. Delhi Capitals made three alterations in the playing XI. Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, and Daniel Sams have joined the playing XI as the replacement of Shimron Hetmyer, Harshal Patel and Praveen Dubey,

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Iyer said, “We will bowl first. Dew is going to play a massive role. Looking at the previous games the surface was a belter. This track is also looking amazing to bat on. So chasing we would be having a certain total in our mind and we would be having a clear idea on the run rate as well – considering those factors we decided to bowl.

“We have three changes – Rahane, Axar and Sams come in. It’s a complicated situation to be in but IPL is such an amazing tournament to be in, it can surprise you any moment, I personally feel this is a great opportunity for us to get into second place. We will keep those things in mind and go in with that mindset.”

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli also confirmed that they made two changes in the playing XI. Shivam Dube and Shahbaz Ahmed have replaced Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Navdeep Saini.

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Kohli said, “We have a couple of changes. Gurkeerat Mann misses out, Dube comes in to provide some fire power in the middle. Shahbaz Ahmed comes in for Saini. His webbing is still not right and he was struggling in the field. It is simple you try and win every game of cricket you play. The conversation never changes and you don’t take any game lightly. But this being a crunch game not a bad thing to be batting first and putting runs on the board, we would have liked to bowl as well. Pressure in big games can be a funny thing. Whatever total you get the other team has to chase it.

“We have to play good cricket, consistently we have done well, we have had a few bad games which is acceptable and in a tournament like this it is competitive, but we still have good spirits as a side and looking forward to this encounter today. We have been in this situation before, the three finals we played before we probably had to go through like this in all those editions.

“The mindset was simple win the game, move ahead and you don’t think of other possibilities. It is basically how you play on the day, the result pans out in a certain manner, and if you have not played well then you don’t deserve to be in a situation where you expect other teams to do something else. It is all up to the two teams today and how they executed their plans.”

IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB) – Playing XI

Delhi Capitals (DC): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Shahbaz Ahmed, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Stats Preview

On Monday (2nd November) evening, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on each other at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) in the 55th match of the IPL 2020.

It will be their 14th or last league stage match of this IPL season. While both teams have already earned 14 points (7 wins and 6 loses) each, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the second position and Delhi Capitals are in the third position.

It will be their second meeting this season. They met for the first time this season during the 19th match of this IPL 2020 at Dubai (DSC) on 5th October 2020. RCB won that match by 59 runs.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

DC (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won, Won, Lost, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats DC RCB
Top run-scorers Shikhar Dhawan (471 runs) Virat Kohli (431 runs)
Shreyas Iyer (414 runs) Devdutt Padikkal (422 runs)
Rishabh Pant (274 runs) AB de Villiers (363 runs)
Top wicket-takers Kagiso Rabada (23 wickets) Yuzvendra Chahal (20 wickets)
Anrich Nortje (16 wickets) Chris Morris (11 wickets)
Ravichandran Ashwin (9 wickets) Mohammed Siraj (8 wickets)

 

Records of DC and RCB in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
DC 18 8 9 1 (1/0) 0
RCB 18 8 9 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of DC and RCB at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
DC 4 0 4 0 (0/0) 0
RCB 4 2 2 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Shreyas Iyer

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i) Shreyas Iyer has scored 2095 runs for Delhi Capitals. Adding 80 more runs, Iyer will surpass Virender Sehwag (2174 IPL runs) and become the most IPL run-scorer for Delhi Capitals.

Kagiso Rabada

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i) After managing the record 25 consecutive wicket-days in IPL, Kagiso Rabada spent wicket-less in the last two IPL matches. He has never spent wicket-less in three consecutive IPL matches.

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

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i) Virat Kohli has hit 296 sixes in T20 career. The right-handed batsman is four sixes away to complete his 300 T20 sixes. After Rohit Sharma (376 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes), Kohli will become the fourth Indian to hit 300 T20 sixes.

Aaron Finch

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i) Aaron Finch (1973 runs) will become the seventh Australian cricketer to score 2000 IPL runs after scoring 27 more IPL runs.

Navdeep Saini

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i) The right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini (49 wickets) is only one wicket away to complete his 50 T20 wickets.

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IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

In the 55th match of the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

Both teams will play their 14th or last league stage match of this season on Monday (2nd November) evening. In the IPL 2020 points table, both teams have 14 points (7 wins and 6 loses) each, but while Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the second position, Delhi Capitals are in the third position.

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Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 55: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Stats Preview

Head to head records between Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB)

Stats Matches DC Won RCB Won Tied No Result
Overall 25 9 14 1 (RCB won) 1
In IPL 24 9 13 1 (RCB won) 1
Outside India 4 2 2 0 0
In UAE 2 1 1 0 0
At Abu Dhabi
In last 5 matches 5 3 2 0 0

 

In IPL 2020

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During the 19th match of this season (at Dubai, DSC on 5th October 2020), Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals met for the first time in this season. RCB captain Virat Kohli decided to field first after winning the toss. While DC scored 196/4 (20 overs) in the first innings, they restricted RCB to 137/9 (20 overs) as they won by 59 runs.

  • Streaks running: Delhi Capitals are currently following the 3-match winning streak against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Last time, RCB beat DC during the 45th match of the IPL 2018 at Delhi on 12th May 2018 where Bangalore franchise won by 5 wickets.

Head to head records between Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB): 1st innings vs 2nd innings

Innings DC Won RCB Won
1st innings 5 6
2nd innings 4 8

 

Important stats between Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (DC vs RCB)

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(Teams’ stats)

Stats DC (vs RCB) RCB (vs DC)
Highest total 196/4 (20 overs) at Dubai (DSC) on 5th October 2020 215/1 (20 overs) at Delhi on 17th May 2012
Lowest completed total 95 (18.2 overs) at Delhi on 26th April 2015 137/9 (20 overs) at Dubai (DSC) on 5th October 2020
Largest victory (by runs) 59 runs at Dubai (DSC) on 5th October 2020 21 runs at Delhi on 17th May 2012
Largest victory (by wickets) 7 wickets at Bengaluru on 17th April 2016 10 wickets at Delhi on 26th April 2015

 

 (Top players’ stats)

Stats DC (vs RCB) RCB (vs DC)
Highest individual score 108 by Quinton de Kock at Bengaluru on 17th April 2016 128* by Chris Gayle at Delhi on 17th May 2012
Best bowling figures 4/21 by Kagiso Rabada at Bengaluru on 7th April 2019 5/25 by Jaydev Unadkat at Delhi on 10th May 2013
Most runs scored 311 runs by Rishabh Pant 892 runs by Virat Kohli
Most wickets 10 wickets by Kagiso Rabada 14 wickets by Yuzvendra Chahal

 

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IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions

In the 52nd match of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) claimed their crucial victory after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).

SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner decided to field first after winning the toss. While RCB only managed to score 120/7 (20 overs) in the first innings, SRH chased down that target in 14.1 overs after losing five wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Latest Points Table

IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH) – Highlights

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) innings

SRH skipper David Warner lost his wicket in the second over of that innings as Washington Sundar dismissed him for 8 runs. However, the other opener Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey handled the early situation very well and set up the 50 runs partnership for the second wicket.

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At the end of the powerplay, SRH scored 58/1. But in the 7th over of that innings, RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal brought the breakthrough after dismissing Pandey for 26 runs off 19 balls (3 fours and only six).

Later, while Chahal took another wicket of Wriddhiman Saha (39 off 32 balls; 4 fours and only six) through the stumped out, Isuru Udana dismissed Kane Williamson for just 8 runs.

But, Jason Holder made the chase easier with his strong cameo knock. Holder remained not out on 26 runs off just 10 balls (only four and 3 sixes) as SRH chased down the target with the spare of 35 balls while they still had five wickets in hands.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Run-Scorers (Orange Cap)

Scorecard:

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RCB, SRH, highlights, twitter reactions, RCB vs SRH

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings

RCB batsmen mostly struggled in the entire innings as the SRH bowlers were very disciplined with the ball. Sandeep Sharma provided a very good start for SRH as he dismissed the opener Devdutt Padikkal (5) and skipper Virat Kohli (7) cheaply inside the powerplay. At the end of the powerplay, RCB scored 30/2.

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Then another opener Josh Philippe and AB de Villiers tried to control that innings as they managed to put 43 runs partnership for the third wicket. But once that partnership was broken, RCB failed to control that innings strongly.

In the 11th over, Shahbaz Nadeem dismissed De Villiers for 24 runs, who completed his 9000 T20 runs during that innings. In the very next over, Rashid Khan took the wicket of opener Philippe who scored 32 runs off 31 balls (4 fours). Apart from this duo, only Washington Sundar (21) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (15*) managed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings.

Among the SRH bowlers, Sandeep Sharma (2/20) and Jason Holder (2/27) bagged two wickets each. Also, all the other SRH bowlers picked up one wicket each.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Wicket Takers (Purple Cap)

Scorecard:

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RCB, SRH, highlights, twitter reactions, RCB vs SRH

IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH) – Twitter Reactions

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IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions 12

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RCB, SRH, highlights, twitter reactions, RCB vs SRH

SRH
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IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Toss Report

On Saturday’s (31st October) double-header, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are taking on each other in the evening at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).

Both teams are playing their 13th match of this IPL season. In the IPL 2020 points table (updated till 30th October 2020), Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the 2nd position with 14 points (7 wins and 5 loses) and David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad are in the 7th position with 10 points (5 wins and 7 loses).

In the ongoing IPL 2020, they are meeting for the second time. Their first meeting in this season was during the 3rd match of the IPL 2020 (at Dubai, DSC on 21st September 2020), where RCB won by 10 runs.

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IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH) – Toss Report

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and chose to field first. They made only one replacement in the playing XI as Abhishek Sharma replaced Vijay Shankar.

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David Warner (Image Credit: IPL)

Warner said, “We’ll have a bowl. Vijay Shankar is out, he’s done his hamstring. Saha fortunately is fit, so great to have him back in the team. Having positive attitude and coming out here, we obviously have to win both the games to make it to the finals. For us, it’s about to come out and start fresh and forget about the last game. It’s how I approach every game, try to come out and do my best and get us off to a good start.

“Obviously different wicket in Dubai compared to here in Sharjah with smaller boundaries. We gotta start well. We only one had one look at this ground that was against Mumbai. It was a challenge, looks like these wickets have slowed up a bit. Got to wait and see how this one plays.”

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli confirmed that they made two changes in the playing XI. Navdeep Saini and Isuru Udana replaced Shivam Dube and Dale Steyn.

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Kohli said, “We wanted to bat first to be honest. It’s pretty dry. We think it’ll get slower and slower as the game progresses. Pretty happy to be bating first. Navdeep’s back for Dube, Udana replaces Steyn from the last game. It was a strange phase of batting out there (against MI), whatever we hit went to hand.

“Usually, it doesn’t happen with our batting line-up, but these things happen on the field. Even then, we put up a good fight to defend 165. We are not too far away from having that professional performance that we have put in a number of times in this tournament.”

IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH) – Playing XIs

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

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