Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings are led by two of the most promising young players in Indian cricket. Most believe that both Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul have it in them, to be legends on their own rights. Both are supremely talented and are finding their feet in international cricket.
When Pant was made captain of DC, a lot of comparisons started with MS Dhoni. This was quite expected. Ponting, one of the greats of the game, and the DC coach rates Pant very highly as a cricketer and as a leader. KL Rahul too has been good with the bat in his individual capacity as a batsman. However, as a captain, he still has a lot to learn.
With both teams having one win and one loss under their belt, they would be looking to make the most out of this encounter at the Wankhede. Both teams have questionable miDCle-orders that failed to capitalize in their defeats the last time around.
It is an evenly matched contest as both sides have some strong firepower and great bowling line-ups. Expect this match to go down to the wire, maybe a super over even?
DC Versus PBKS IPL 2021- Match Preview and Details
- Date- 18.04.2021
- Time- 19.30 PM
- Venue- Wankhede, Mumbai
- Teams: Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings
- Captains: Rishabh Pant (DC) and KL Rahul (PBKS)
The 11th Match of the VIVO IPL 2021 Season will witness two of India’s brightest young talents lead their teams and expect to get back to winning ways. Both the teams suffered traumatic losses in their last matches. With three out of the four matches at the Wankhede being won by the team batting second, expect the toss to play a major role in deciding the outcome of the match.
Ravichandran Ashwin can play a major role for DC in this tie given his record against Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal.
Delhi Capitals (DC) Probable Playing XI and Squad
- Prithvi Shaw
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Rishabh Pant
- Marcus Stoinis
- Lalit Yadav
- Chris Woakes
- Kagiso Rabada
- R Ashwin
- Anrich Nortje
- Avesh Khan
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Anrich Nortje, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Praveen Dubey, Aniruddha Joshi, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Probable Playing XI and Squad
- KL Rahul
- Mayank Agarwal
- Chris Gayle
- Deepak Hooda
- Nicholas Pooran
- Shahrukh Khan
- Jhye Richardson
- Murugan Ashwin
- Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith
- Mohammed Shami
- Arshdeep Singh
KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar
DC Versus PBKS Match VIVO IPL Match 11 Predictions
While Anrich Nortje returns to the DC line-up can give them the much-needed firepower in their bowling attack, will Pant and Ponting be brave enough to go for an extra bowler in place of a batsman?
With both teams looking to bat second at the Wankhede, DC look the better side given how PBKS have not been able to open well.
Mayank Agarwal’s form at the top of the batting line-up continues to be a sore doubt for PBKS. Expect this one to be a DC show with the bowlers and batsmen having a good game altogether.
For PBKS, playing Chris Jordan should be something that the team needs to consider. His taking pace of the ball on a slow Wankhede track along with being a handy late order batsman can prove to be invaluable.