PBKS vs DC Dream11 Prediction: The 29th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
PBKS vs DC Match Preview
In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Punjab Kings take on Delhi Capitals in Match 29 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Both the teams have played 7 games till now, out of which, Punjab Kings have won 3 games while Delhi Capitals have won 5 games.
Punjab Kings is currently placed at the fifth spot in the points table with three victories out of seven games. The team won their previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore and must be looking to continue their good form.
However, there are some concerns in the squad, especially with Nicholas Pooran’s form in the middle-order. The West Indian is facing a tough phase of his career. After the last game, now he has four ducks in IPL 2021.
Here it is worth mentioning that the number one batsman of T20I, David Malan is currently warming the bench and has not got an opportunity yet. We can see him replacing Pooran in this match, however, nothing is confirmed yet.
Talking about Delhi Capitals, this team is currently placed at second place in the points table with five wins in the seven games they have played so far. They beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match, which was a more one-sided clash.
Delhi Capitals are currently in brilliant form. Shikhar Dhawan is in terrific form, whereas Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw are also batting well. Avesh Khan has been their best wicket-taker, whereas the rest of the bowlers are also bowling well. Bar any injury, Delhi Capitals won’t make any change to their line-up from the victory over KKR.
Coming to a head-to-head record, Punjab Kings hold the edge with 15 wins from 27 meetings with Delhi Capitals. However, PBKS will be looking to avenge the previous match loss against DC, who trumped them in a high-scoring thriller by 6 wickets.
Although both teams look very evenly matched on paper, the Capitals have the edge, given their top-heavy batting unit. With both sides looking for two points, we are in for a riveting IPL 2021 contest in Ahmedabad.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 29 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
PBKS vs DC Match Details
- Match: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Match 29
- Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
PBKS vs DC Weather & Pitch Report
As seen in previous games at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the pitch is slightly on the slower side. But the batsmen should still get value for their shots. While there is some swing on offer early on, the fast bowlers will look to vary their pace to get the most out of this surface.
The spinners will have a big say in the outcome of the game with ample turn on offer in the middle overs. With dew expected to play a big role, both teams will ideally look to chase upon winning the toss. 160-170 should be a par score at the venue.
The weather during the PBKS vs DC match will be ideal for a game of cricket. According to AccuWeather, the temperature in Ahmedabad is expected to be around 37-Degree Celsius during the commencement of the match. The temperature will decrease a little during the finishing stages. Meanwhile, the humidity levels throughout the course of the match will hover between 13-22%.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad considering the last 5 matches played here is 156 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
PBKS vs DC Head-to-Head
Punjab Kings & Delhi Capitals Form
Punjab Kings Form
Delhi Capitals Form
Punjab Kings & Delhi Capitals Squads
Punjab Kings Squads
KL Rahul (C & WK), Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Saurabh Kumar, Sarfaraz Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Darshan Nalkande, Utkarsh Singh, Mohammad Shami, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Ishan Porel, Jalaj Saxena, Jhye Richardson, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Riley Meredith, Mandeep Singh.
Delhi Capitals Squads
Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Umesh Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, Ajinkya Rahane, Sam Billings, Kagiso Rabada, M Siddharth, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Shikhar Dhawan, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel, Amit Mishra, Pravin Dubey, Tom Curran, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Chris Woakes, Lalit Yadav, Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin.
PBKS vs DC Dream11 Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal/Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran/Dawid Malan, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh/Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan.
Top 5 Picks For PBKS vs DC
1. KL Rahul
He has scored 331 runs in 7 innings he played till now in this season and is currently the orange cap holder in the tournament so far. He is a safe pick for multiplier choice once again.
2. Prithvi Shaw
What a player he is becoming. He is playing some mature knocks now. He has scored 269 runs in 7 innings. He also played a crucial knock in the last game (82 off 41) against Kolkata Knight Riders.
3. Shikhar Dhawan
He is currently the third-highest run-scorer of the tournament. He has accumulated 311 runs in 7 innings. He has missed his half-century in the last game by just 4 runs and must be eyeing for a successful outing here.
4. Chris Gayle
He has scored 165 runs in 7 innings by far but looked in good touch from the past few games and must be looking to perform as per the expectations once again.
5. Avesh Khan
He is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament currently, with 13 wickets to his name, and will be given the responsibility of helping his team with a terrific start with the ball once again.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks For PBKS vs DC
|KL Rahul||132, 33, 89, 8, 84|
|Prithvi Shaw||117, 28, 76, 12, 53|
|Shikhar Dhawan||60, 11, 43, 60, 135|
|Chris Gayle||70, 2, 68, 21, 25|
|Avesh Khan||29, 39, 91, 54, 29|
PBKS vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Prithvi Shaw
- All-Rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda
- Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar
- Captain: Lokesh Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Fantasy Team Prediction 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw
- All-Rounders: Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Avesh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi
- Captain: Prithvi Shaw
- Vice-Captain: Lokesh Rahul
PBKS vs DC Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
PBKS vs DC 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.