Delhi Capitals are all set to take on Punjab Kings in the eleventh game of IPL 2021 on Sunday. This game will be second game of the day on the first double header of the season at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Rishabh Pant and co will be hoping to win this encounter to move up the table.
Match Details: DC VS PBKS
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 18th April 2021 Time: 07:30 PM
Preview: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings
Delhi Captials are coming in to this game after a defeat against Rajasthan Royals courtesy of heroics from Chris Morris. The south African all-rounder took away the game from Delhi Capitals with his batting skills. However, Capitals are now ready to take on KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings at Mumbai.
Punjab Kings suffered a painful defeat with a huge margin against Chennai Super Kings earlier this week. The Yellow Amry took control of the game with their all-round capability in both batting and bowling. Kings batting fell prey to Deepak Chahar’s pace and the team will be hoping to avoid early loss of wickets on Sunday.
The skies will fine with zero chances of rain interruptions for the entire duration of the game. The temperature will hover around 33 degrees Celsius.
This pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket, but the pacers are getting help on it lately. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 166 runs.
Probable Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan.
KL Rahul (WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
Head to Head Records: DC vs PBKS
Marcus Stoinis: The Australian all-rounder will be a vital player for Delhi Captials’ middle order. The player has been used at the death overs to heave his woodwork for more runs. However, Marcus didn’t get best of start with his bat this season with two games gone already. Although, he will be handy when Prithvi and Dhawan plays a longer innings together.
KL Rahul: The Indian batsmen will be leading the side against Delhi Capitals and will also be crucial player for the Kings. The wicketkeeper batsmen from Karnataka had a wonderful IPL season last year and will be hoping to deliver the same this season as skipper. He’ll be looking to lay a strong foundation in the powerplay almanagedtoongside Mayank Agarwal.
Avesh Khan: The Capitals pacer will be a player to watch out for in this encounter. The fast bowler has been brilliant for the Delhi franchise this season. He managed to pickup a three-wicket haul last game against Rajasthan Royals. However, the side failed to win the game. The Indian pacer could once again steal the show today at Wankhede, where seamers get good assistance.
Sharukh Khan: Tamil Nadu born batsmen is having his dream start to debut IPL season. The player did a perfect job against Chennai super kings last game after their top order failed to put runs on the board. Sharukh Khan steadied the ship with his batting skills. The hard-hitting batsmen had some muscles and could deliver goods once again on Sunday.
KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan
Delhi Capitals are expected to win this contest against Punjab Kings.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.