The second game of the doubleheader sees Delhi Capitals (DC) take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match number 11 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League 2021. Both the teams enter the contest on the back of similar fates as both have won one and lost one.
However, the Punjab side were thrashed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the last match which was a one-sided contest. It was a poor show by them with the bat and the ball. Moreover, the form of some batsman is a sign of concern for them so one can expect some changes coming into this match.
On the other side, Delhi would want to re-think their strategy of dropping a batter for a pacer. Overall for Delhi, they look like a much stronger unit this year. They have quality and depth in their batting and bowling departments.
It would be an interesting battle as both sides will be looking to get back on the winning ways.
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
Time: 7:30 PM IST
What to Expect (PITCH REPORT):
The pitch which was used to being a heaven for batsmen has now been turned into a hell for them. In the last couple of matches, the flat batting track has behaved strangely and helped bowlers to get on some early swing. It would be interesting to see how long this trend continues. However, one part is for sure due plays a crucial part in the second innings and so both the teams will be looking to the ball first.
Probable Playing XIs for DC vs PBKS:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes/Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran/ Dawid Malan, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Top Picks and Captains choice for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match:
Mohammed Shami: He has looked in good form and has done a fine job for Punjab so far. He has picked up 4 wickets in the last two games. In the last match, he conceded only 21 runs picking up 2 wickets for his side. He has caused trouble to batsmen early on in the innings. He is a crucial pick for this match.
Kagiso Rabada: He had a pretty decent start to his campaign but unfortunately couldn’t get the job done in the last match and ended on the losing side against Rajasthan Royals. He picked up two wickets in the last match.
Shikhar Dhawan: He might not be able to help his side with the bat in the previous game but he looked in good touch in the first match as he played an outstanding knock of 85 runs against CSK.
Chris Gayle: He looks dangerous every time he is on the crease. He failed to make his presence felt in the last match but played a good knock of 40 runs in the first game.
Rishabh Pant: He has looked in good touch with the bat so far in the tournament. The young skipper played a crucial knock for his side in the last match scoring 51 runs from only 32 balls.
KL Rahul: He was unlucky in the last match to get run out. He kicked off his campaign with an exceptional knock of 91 runs from just 50 deliveries.
Chris Woakes: He looks in decent form with the ball so far. He has picked up 4 wickets in his last two matches and has only conceded 40 runs so far in the competition.
Suggested team for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Let’s see how our team stands in Dream11 fantasy game in DC vs PBKS fixture.