DC vs PBKS Team Prediction: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings – 18 April 2021 (Mumbai). KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Delhi Capitals will take on Punjab Kings in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Delhi Capitals lost their last game to Rajasthan Royals, and this is an important game for them. Rishabh Pant is in brilliant form, whereas Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw would want to continue their touch with the bat. The bowling of Chris Woakes has been brilliant, whereas the arrival of Kagiso Rabada is a big boost for the side.
Punjab Kings lost their last game, and they would want to bounce back. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have proved their form in the tournament, whereas Shahrukh Khan proved his finishing abilities in the last game. The bowling of this team looks strong.
Pitch Report – This pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket, but the pacers are getting help on it lately. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 166 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 4; Batting 1st Won: 1; Batting 2nd Won: 3
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan.
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Delhi Capitals – Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, and Marcus Stoinis.
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Dawid Malan, and Nicholas Pooran.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Delhi Capitals – Kagiso Rabada
Punjab Kings – Mohammed Shami
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Woakes, and Mohammad Shami.
DC vs PBKS Team Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul (Price 10.5) and Rishabh Pant (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. KL Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020, where he scored 670 runs at an average of 55.83. He played an amazing knock of 91 runs against the Rajasthan Royals. 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.
DC vs PBKS Team Batsmen
Chris Gayle (Price 9.5) will be our batsman from the Punjab Kings. Gayle 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.
Shikhar Dhawan (Price 10) and Prithvi Shaw (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Delhi Capitals. Dhawan scored 618 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 44.14, whereas he also scored two centuries in the tournament. Shaw had a tough IPL 2020, but he scored 827 runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy at an average of 165.40. Both of them scored brilliant half-centuries in the game against Chennai Super Kings.
DC vs PBKS Team All-Rounders
Chris Woakes (Price 8.5) will be our 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.
Deepak Hooda (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Punjab Kings. Hooda scored 101 runs in IPL 2020, whereas he scored a brilliant half-century against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. He will bat at the number four slot and is looking in decent form.
DC vs PBKS Team Bowlers
Mohammed Shami (Price 9) and Arshdeep Singh (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Punjab Kings. Shami scalped 20 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Arshdeep scalped nine. Both of them are lethal pacers, and they have scalped four wickets each in IPL 2021.
Kagiso Rabada (Price 9) and Avesh Khan (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Delhi Capitals. Rabada scalped 30 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Khan has scalped five wickets in just a couple of games this season. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Delhi Capitals will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Shikhar Dhawan and Chris Gayle
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