DC vs PBKS Playing 11: In the northern derby on Sunday, Delhi Capitals will be taking on Punjab Kings here at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With both teams coming out off losses in their last respective games, both will be looking to get their campaigns back on track. Over the seasons, these two sides have faced each other 26 times where Punjab has won 15 games as compared to Delhi’s 11. Last year, these sides two played a Super Over in which Delhi prevailed thanks to Rabada’s brilliance. In the reverse fixture though, Punjab came out on top. With one win and one loss for both the teams so far, both will be looking to get back to winning ways.
There is a good news for DC as Nortje has come out of quarantine after a Covid scare due to a false result. DC has also roped in Shams Mulani and Aniruddha Joshi for Axar Patel and Shreyas Iyer. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
DC Playing 11 (likely)
R Pant (C) (wk)
Delhi will hope Shaw and Dhawan give them a solid start at the top. The pair of Rabada and Nortje will be back in action again with Nortje returning to the side. Performance of Avesh Khan has been the biggest positive for Delhi and this makes them a lethal combination.
DC Squad for IPL 2021
Rishabh Pant (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod.
PBKS Team News
For Punjab, all the players will be available for selection. Chris Jordan might replace Riley Meredith given his batting abilities. Also, Ravi Bishnoi is expected to replace Murugan Ashwin. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
KL Rahul (C) (wk)
Rahul has looked in good touch but Agarwal’s form might be a concern. Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan have been the biggest positives for Punjab so far as both have made valuable contributions. Shami has looked lethal with the ball and will be leading the bowling attack.
PBKS Squad for IPL 2021
KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
Where to Watch DC vs PBKS IPL Live
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 18 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).