Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Delhi Capitals in a clash that will decide the team that will go to the No. 2 spot in the points table.
Both the teams are coming into this match after a series of losses. Delhi Capitals, after showing early promise in the tournament have lost their last 4 matches, while the RCB will be arriving in Abu Dhabi on Monday facing a hat-trick of losses.
Asked what he made of the situation and the position that they are in, RCB Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson said that his team have not played a perfect game in 4-5 games now and that it was about time that they put one together.— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 2, 2020
“I can’t speak for Delhi, but from our point of view it is exciting. We are in a position where we are still in control of our destiny, in the last round of the IPL. We have to go all guns blazing and we haven’t played a perfect game in 4-5 games now, and this [match against Delhi Capitals] is our opportunity to do so,” Hesson said in a video posted by the franchise.
The team that wins on Monday will sail through to the play-offs and will also earn the right to face the Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1 on Thurday, while the losing team will have to wait for the result of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s match against the Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, to know their status.
Will have to look at the dew factor, says Katich
RCB head coach Simon Katich hinted that his team might want to chase in the match on Monday and said that the dew factor seems to be important to ignore at this stage.
“The dew is potentially coming in now and we will have to look at that. We haven’t really chased in many games in this tournament and have tended to bat first, but now the conditions seem to be changing, and we will have to think about that,” he said.