PK vs DC Dream11Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals square off in the match no 11 of the Vivo IPL 2021.
Today in the Double Dhamaka day the second match is to be played between DC and PK, both the teams have played 2 matches each and won 1 game each. Dehli is fourth on the points table whereas Punjab is seventh because of negative NRR.
Head to head is in favour of Punjab but going into the match I feel both the teams have an equal chance of winning the match mainly because Delhi Capital's have a very strong line-up.
Delhi Capitals have a very formidable batting as well as bowling lineup, the top run-scorers so far for DC are S Dhawan, P Shaw. The irony though is that both their top scores came in the same match against CSK. Their top order failed to live up to the expectation in the match against RR. Their captain R Pant is a special talent and he managed to score a fifty against RR in the second match but no other batsman stuck around with him. They managed to score 147 runs mainly due to the small contributions from the tail-enders. They wouldn’t want to repeat the same against Punjab Kings.
Like DC, Punjab batsmen too struggled to score runs in their second match against CSK after scoring big in the first match against RR. None of their opening players managed to score more than 10 runs in the match against CSK, The lone saviour for Punjab was Shahrukh Khan who scored 47 runs of 36 balls to help his team score 106 runs in 20 over’s. The best batsmen for them have been their captain KL Rahul so far but again he also performed only in the first match. So overall, the batsmen of DC, as well as PK, have struggled to perform consistently.
Probable Playing XI
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C)(WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh.
Delhi Capitals: S Dhawan, P Shaw, S Smith, R Pant(C)(WK), M Stoinis, L Yadav, L Meriwala, R Ashwin, K Rabada, A Khan, C Woakes.
Match No 11 Indian Premier League 2021
Match: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals
Date & Time:18th April 2021, Friday - 7:30 PM IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and M Agarwal
Delhi Capitals: S Dhawan, R Pant and C Woakes
Punjab Kings: Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran
Delhi Capitals: M Stoinis & R Pant
Death Over Bowlers
Punjab Kings: Arshdeep Singh & M Shami
Delhi Capitals: C Woakes & K Rabada
PK vs DC Dream11 Wicketkeepers
KL Rahul is my first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman because he opens for his team and R Pant will be the second-choice keeper mainly for the destructive ability he has as a batsman.
PK vs DC Dream11 All-Rounders
In the all-rounder category, M Stoinis remains the first choice player, although he hasn’t performed as expected in the first two matches but remains as the first choice batsman. C Woakes has been excellent with the ball and that makes him the second all-rounder to look out for. On the other hand, PK has Deepak Hooda as the third all-rounder and should be considered before making the team selection mainly because of his powerful batting.
PK vs DC Dream11 Bowlers
M Shami & A Khan both have bowled well and would be first choice bowlers followed by R Ashwin, who was taken to the cleaners in the first match but bowled quite well in the second match. K Rabada remains a great choice bowler but one has to compromise an all-rounder for him to be selected.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Captain: KL Rahul and S Dhawan mainly because of the consistency with which they perform in IPL.
Vice-Captain: Chris Gayle and C Woakes, Gayle because he can single-handedly change the match with his batting and Woakes because he has been exceptional with the ball for DC but also can score a few runs if their batting order fails.
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