DC vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: The 11th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
DC vs PBKS Match Preview
The Punjab Kings, which faced an embarrassing defeat against Chennai Super Kings in their last match will take on Delhi Capitals in the 11th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Punjab Kings will be looking to bounce back from the rather disappointing showing with the bat, while Delhi themselves will aim to better their own sub-par batting performance in their last encounter that saw them lose by three wickets.
The Punjab Kings were totally blown up by a wonderful spell by CSK pacer Deepak Chahar. Their batting unit collapsed like nine pins in their last match against Chennai Super Kings. A similar collapse took place in the Capitals’ game against Rajasthan Royals, but unlike the Kings, they fought bravely with the ball and took the game to the last over.
However, followed by the Punjab Kings’ performance in the last match, we can expect few changes in their playing XI. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi might come in for M Ashwin as the leggie looked a bit jaded. Nicholas Pooran might get replaced with Moises Henriques and Chris Jordan could walk in the place of Riley Meredith. They have also the option of bringing in Dawid Malan for Pooran but Henriques offer a bowling option too.
The Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, weren’t at full strength in both games, which won’t be the case against Punjab on Sunday night. South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje, after testing negative for Covid-19 has joined the Capitals bubble and he could replace Tom Curran, who has been expensive and could not stop the onslaught of Chris Morris in the last match. They might also think of replacing Marcus Stoinis, who was out for a duck and conceded 15 runs in his single over with either Shimron Hetmyer, Steve Smith or Sam Billings.
Although both teams are equal on paper, the Capitals have the edge, given their top-heavy batting unit. With both sides looking to return to winning ways, we are in for a riveting IPL 2021 game in Mumbai.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 11 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
DC vs PBKS Match Details
- Match: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, Match 11
- Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
DC vs PBKS Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium has been a batsman’s paradise. There’s very little for the bowlers to work with. The pitch won’t be changing character and hence, batting second should be the way forward for both teams. The team batting first should aim for a total of around 190-200, as chasing teams always have it easier here.
The temperature in Mumbai will hover around 32 degree Celsius. Day’s maximum temperature would hover at 34 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature is predicted to be 27 degree Celsius. The skies will be partly cloudy but there are no chances of rain.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 matches played is 172 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
DC vs PBKS Injury Report
- Anrich Nortje is now out of quarantine and will be available for selection in this match.
- Ishant Sharma will be unavailable for selection owing to an injury.
DC vs PBKS Head-to-Head
Delhi Capitals & Punjab Kings Form
Delhi Capitals & Punjab Kings Squads
Delhi Capitals Squads
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Vishnu Vinod, Praveen Dubey, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Tom Curran, Ajinkya Rahane, Sam Billings, Manimaran Siddharth, Shikhar Dhawan.
Punjab Kings Squads
KL Rahul (c & wk), Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Utkarsh Singh, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jalaj Saxena, Mohammad Shami, Saurabh Kumar, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Riley Meredith, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh.
DC vs PBKS Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran/Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan.
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.
Top 5 Picks For DC vs PBKS
1. KL Rahul
He might have failed in the previous match due to an unfortunate run out but he played a brilliant knock in the first game against Rajasthan Royals (91 off 50 deliveries) and will look to replicate a similar performance in this match once again. He can change the slow starts in big innings and this is what makes him the best pick among batsmen.
2. Chris Gayle
The West Indian scored 288 runs at an average of 44.14, whereas he had some decent outings in PSL 2021. He is looking in good touch with the bat in IPL as well as he scored a quickfire 40 in the first match. He might have failed in the second match but we all know how dangerous this Caribbean batsman can be if he gets going, which makes him a must pick for your fantasy team.
3. Rishabh Pant
Pant is in the form of his life, and he scored a brilliant half-century in the last game against Rajasthan Royals. Both of them in brilliant form with the bat. He is known for his attacking batting skills and can generate few handy points with the gloves as well.
4. Kagiso Rabada
The South African bowler had a good start to his 2021 campaign in IPL. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and conceded only 30 runs. He can be the best pick among bowlers.
5. Chris Woakes
He will be the best all-rounder from the Delhi Capitals. Woakes has scalped four wickets in IPL 2021, whereas his economy has been 5.71. The pitch of Wankhede Stadium will assist him.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks in IPL 2021
|KL Rahul||142, 18|
|Chris Gayle||58, 16|
|Rishabh Pant||27, 84|
|Chris Woakes||70, 77|
DC vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw
- All-Rounders: Chris Woakes, Deepak Hooda
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
- Captain: Lokesh Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
DC vs PBKS Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
DC vs PBKS Probable Winner
Punjab Kings is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.