Bangalore and Delhi are scheduled to play against each other in the 56th match of the Indian T20 League. The game will take place in the Dubai International Stadium on Friday, the 8th of October.
Bangalore has already secured a spot in the playoffs, and skipper Kohli would look forward to going for the title. But their loss against Hyderabad is a matter of concern. Despite a low target, Bangalore failed to chase it. However, having an excellent batting lineup with Maxwell, de Villiers, and Kohli, Bangalore is expected to perform better than their previous matches.
Bangalore's middle-order depends on how their opening order performs. If Kohli and Padikkal create a good head start, Maxwell and de Villiers might take the match to the next level. In terms of bowling, Chahal is in great form and is picking up wickets consistently.
Table topper Delhi has one of the best batting orders in this Indian T20 League. Shaw and Dhawan make most of the powerplay, Iyer and Pant perform well in the middle order, and on top of that, their bowling order is very dominant. Nortje, Rabada, and Avesh Khan are Delhi's star bowlers.
The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 37 and 28 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be approximately 70 percent.
The pitch at Dubai is a balanced one and supports bowlers and batsmen equally. As the game progresses, the surface would get a little slower. Any score above 160 will be a good target.
Probable Playing XI For Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Tim David, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Playing XI For Delhi
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje