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 M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
DC vs PBKS Match Preview
The 11th match of VIVO IPL 2021 and the second game of the double-header on Sunday will be played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Both the teams have played two games in this season so far out of which both of them have won one of their games while lost the other.
Delhi Capitals, in their previous game suffered a batting collapse against Rajasthan Royals. Rishabh Pant was the only one who tried taking his side near the competitive total. As long as their playing XI is concerned, Ishant Sharma can again miss the match as he is recovering from a heel injury as per Ricky Ponting, which directly indicates that Avesh Khan will retain his spot.
In another development, the South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje has joined the Capitals bubble and he could come in for Tom Curran, who has been expensive and could not stop the onslaught of Chris Morris in the last match. Delhi Capitals need to decide on Marcus Stoinis as well. They have England’s Sam Billings waiting on the bench. He could bolster the batting like Smith.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand were torn apart by Deepak Chahar in the match against Chennai and they never moved on from the setback and lost the match by 6 wickets. KL Rahul needs to lead from the front and make sure Punjab Kings show better application against Delhi. Heading into next match, Punjab would be definitely looking for few changes in their playing XI. Punjab may be tempted to leave Nicholas Pooran out and bring in Dawid Malan or Moises Henriques instead. In the bowling department, Riley Meredith can be changed with senior Englishman Chris Jordan. Murugan Ashwin can also be replaced by Ravi Bishnoi.
This match will be crucial for both sides, as back-to-back defeats are something every team in IPL wants to avoid.
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 in Mumbai has been an absolute belter for batting over the years. Even scores of above 200 can’t be deemed safe at the venue. Chasing should be the way forward as the track won’t be expected to change much. Toss will be crucial here, since chasing will be easier than batting first.
According to AccuWeather, the conditions seem to be ideal for an uninterrupted game of T20 cricket. Clear skies are expected throughout the day in Mumbai, and there are no chances of rain during the fixture. The temperatures are likely to hover around 30 degrees Celsius during the match.
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
DC vs PBKS Predicted Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tom Curran/Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Bench: Shimron Hetmyer, Steve Smith, Ripal Patel, Shams Mulani, Sam Billings, Axar Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Tom Curran/Anrich Nortje, Praveen Dubey, Ishant Sharma, Lukman Meriwala, Umesh Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Aniruddha Joshi, Amit Mishra.
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Bench: Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Jalaj Saxena, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Fabian Allen, Moises Henriques, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Mandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar.
Here is Our Match Predictions For Match 11 – DC vs PBKS
If Punjab Kings Win The Toss & Bowl First
- DC Powerplay Score: 45-55
- DC Overall Score: 170-190
Punjab Kings win the match.
If Delhi Capitals Win The Toss & Bowl First
- PBKS Powerplay Score: 55-60
- PBKS Overall Score: 180-200
Delhi Capitals win the match.
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