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DC vs PBKS Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant wins toss, Steve Smith debuts

IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS Team Predicted Playing 11 Today Match: It's a double-header on Sunday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 19, 2021 12:20:17 am
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DC vs PBKS Team Predicted Playing 11 Today Match: It’s a double-header on Sunday, and in the first match of the day Kolkata Knight Riders take on table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.

In the second game of the day, Delhi Capitals take on Punjab Kings. Both teams are coming into the ‘Norther Derby’ of IPL after facing defeats in their previous games.

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Anrich Nortje, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Praveen Dubey, Aniruddha Joshi, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel

Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar

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DC vs PBKS Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2021:

19:15 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Punjab Kings (Playing XI):

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Jalaj Saxena, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh

19:15 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI):

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Lukman Meriwala

19:14 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Toss Time

"We will like to bowl first." Rishabh Pant wins the toss

18:57 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Lukman Meriwala receives his cap
18:52 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Steve Smith debuts

So Smith will be in the playing eleven!

18:51 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Will dew be a factor?

Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje feels dew is a major factor besides the actual Wankhede wicket.

18:48 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: What numbers say

DC have lost ten of the 13 H2Hs when batting first
18/26 H2Hs have been won by the chasing team
Rabada has taken 2+ wickets in 11 of his last 18 IPL matches
Arshdeep has taken 2+ wickets in his last 3

18:40 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Weaknesses

The weaknesses of both the teams are pretty similar. If Ajinkya Rahane’s lack of power-hitting and Marcus Stoinis’ indifferent show is affecting the DC middle-order, Mayank Agarwal’s prolonged bad-patch coupled with Nicholas Pooran’s susceptibility to short balls over his shoulder are not great news for Punjab either.

The middle-orders’ struggles in both the dugouts will make it an engrossing contest with DC bowlers expected to hold sway in Nortje’s presence. In case of Punjab Kings, save Mohammed Shami, the two high-priced pacers — Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith — haven’t exactly set the stage on fire. Neither has Murugan Ashwin, a mystery spinner who has done nothing of note that would force Pant and Ponting to have sleepless nights.

18:39 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Similar powers

Both teams are top heavy in batting with DC dependant on Shaw, Dhawan and Pant for doing the bulk of scoring while the same job profile is held by KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Deepak Hooda in the Punjab line-up.

18:39 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: How Pant lost the plot

Pant, relatively inexperienced in terms of IPL captaincy, lost the plot in the last game where he didn’t finish his best bowler Ravichandran Ashwin’s quota and instead used Tom Curran’s friendly medium pacers.

18:38 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Forms

Both teams are coming into the ‘Norther Derby’ of IPL after enduring defeats in their previous games but Delhi Capitals are definitely a better side on paper.

18:38 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: T-30 mins

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant will aim to display better tactical acumen in Catch-22 situations against a ‘blow-hot-blow-cold’ Punjab Kings in what promises to be a battle of brittle middle-orders in an IPL match on Sunday.

17:04 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Probable XI's

Delhi Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Punjab Probable XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

17:03 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Fans set the tempo
16:57 (IST)18 Apr 2021
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Always a high-octane clash!

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16:56 (IST)18 Apr 2021
DC vs PBKS: Game 2

The second game of the day will be Delhi vs Punjab. There have been 26 matches between the two teams, Punjab hold the edge with 15 wins. The addition of Anrich Nortje to the Delhi bubble comes as a boost. Stay tuned as we build up towards the game.

15:04 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI):

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

15:04 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

14:53 (IST)18 Apr 2021
RCB vs KKR: Pitch Report:

"It is a day game. This pitch seems a little bit dry. Compared to the last game look drier and darker. This might not be the same high-scoring game. Spinners might play an important, especially with the longer square boundaries. Win the toss and bat first," says Murali Karthik.

14:46 (IST)18 Apr 2021
RCB Probable XI:

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Anrich Nortje, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Praveen Dubey, Aniruddha Joshi, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel

Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar

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