Delhi couldn’t have fought in the last game, without Rishabh Pant’s innings.
Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, two teams that did not have the chance to get their hands on the IPL trophy again, have experienced similar departures during the 2021 edition of the competition. They both played well to start their campaign with a win, but failed to capitalize on the momentum for a second straight win.
After beating the Rajasthan Royals in their first game, The kings of Punjab The batting unit collapsed like nine pins in their last game against the Chennai Super Kings. A similar collapse took place in Capitals ‘ match against the Rajasthan Royals, but unlike the Kings, they fought bravely with the ball and took the game to the last. This game will be crucial for both teams, as all IPL teams want to avoid consecutive defeats.
Delhi Capitals vs. Punjab Kings
Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and hour: April 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. IST
Live broadcast: Star Sports Network, Disney + Hotstar
Wankhede’s track has behaved strangely in the last two games. The flat batting track is suddenly helping the bowlers, and it will be interesting to see if the trend continues in this game as well.
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Probable Gaming XIs for DC vs PBKS:
Kings of Punjab:
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin / Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran / Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan
Top picks for DC vs PBKS Dream11 match:
Top Picks – Drummers
Shikhar dhawan couldn’t make a mark in the last game, but played a superb 85-point shot against CSK. Prior to entering the IPL he was in spectacular form in the ODI series against England.
Chris Gayle also had a similar start, as he scored a quickfire 40 in the first game, but failed to perform in the second. But we all know how dangerous the Caribbean superstar can be if he goes, which makes him a must-have choice.
Best Choices – Versatile
Chris Woakes has played brilliantly in both of his 2021 IPL games. He has picked up 2 wickets in each game and has only conceded 40 points so far.
Deepak hooda, now listed as a versatile player, nailed his place as the No. 4 in the PBKS batting formation with his 64 out of 28 deliveries against Rajasthan. You can’t blame him for the collapse against CSK, because except for Shahrukh Khan, every other batsman failed.
Best Picks – Bowlers
While their new mega-money hires Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith had a rough start, a reliable veteran Mohammed shami does a good job. He picked up 4 wickets in 2 games, and in the last game he only conceded 21 points.
Kagiso Rabada Its 2021 IPL campaign has got off to a good start. He picked up 2 wickets in the last game and only conceded 30 points.
Best Picks – Wicket Keepers
KL Rahul didn’t have a chance to get burned out in the last game as he’s in worrying contact at the moment. In the first game, he scored 91 points from 50 deliveries.
Delhi could not have fought in the last game, without the innings of Rishabh pants. The newly appointed skipper scored 51 races for just 32 deliveries.