IPL 2021: PBKS vs DC, Probable Playing XIs, Head-to-head count for Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals encounter

After their 34-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, one can say that the Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) campaign is well and truly back on track. But then, the Mohali-based franchise has also been the most inconsistent side in IPL history. Against Delhi’s Capitals (DC) on Sunday, they will remain at their best.

After their 34-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, one can say that the Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) campaign is well and truly back on track. But then, the Mohali-based franchise has also been the most inconsistent side in IPL history. Against Delhi’s Capitals (DC) on Sunday, they will remain at their best.

Returning to form Chris Gayle has added a significant balance allowing the captain KL Rahul to bat more freely. The spin duo of Harpreet Brar and Ravi Bishnoi have reduced some of Punjab’s first toothless bowling attack.

Brar (3/19) and Bishnoi (2/19) combined to take five wickets in eight overs to dodge RCB in the middle overs.
Meanwhile, Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan (311 runs) and Prithvi Shaw (269) have more than five-fifty opening partnerships. They are then to compete with Rishabh Pant, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmeyer. All are good against spin.
The Capitals also have the league’s most balanced bowling attack, making Punjab’s job twice as difficult.

Pitch Report:

The pitch in Ahmedabad has been fairly decent for batting. But it has also helped the slower bowlers, especially the spinners to quite some extent. Scores above 165-170 can be a tad tricky to chase down.

Probable Playing XIs:

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan

Head-to-Head

Overall:

Played – 27: Punjab Kings– 15: Delhi Capitals– 12: N/R – 0

At neutral venues:

Played – 9: Punjab Kings – 4: Delhi Capitals – 5: N/R – 0

Today’s match prediction:

Delhi Capitals to win the match.

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