The runners-up of the earlier version, Delhi Capitals might be up in opposition to Punjab Kings on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 18, Sunday of their third match of the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Entering the competition, the Capitals might be low on confidence as they registered a defeat in opposition to Rajasthan Royals of their final recreation owing to a horrific collapse of their batting line-up. Rishabh Pant was the best run-getter with 51 runs below his belt.
However, his knock was overshadowed by David Miller who performed a elegant inning of 62 runs to assist RR win the sport by three wickets. Playing in opposition to Punjab, Delhi might be hoping to bury the demons of the previous recreation and current a complete present on the sphere to win the match.
Here’s DC’s Predicted Playing XI for IPL 2021 Match 11:
Openers (Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw)
There are hardly any probabilities of Delhi meddling with their tried and examined opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Both Shaw and Dhawan have been the architects behind the staff’s victory of their first recreation in opposition to Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets.
Dhawan performed a elegant knock of 85 runs off 54 deliveries at a strike charge of 157.41 in opposition to MS Dhoni’s Super Kings whereas Shaw added a surprising 72 runs off simply 38 deliveries to the scoreboard.
However, each the gamers didn’t carry out within the recreation in opposition to RR as they marched again to the pavilion after scoring 9 and two runs respectively. Thus, Shikhar and Prithvi might be hungry to attain runs within the recreation in opposition to Punjab Kings.
Middle Order (Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Ajinkya Rahane)
The skipper Rishabh Pant has been in a surprising type with the willow for the previous few months. The teenager is constant his good type within the 2021 version of the IPL too as he emerged as a lone warrior for the Capitals of their match in opposition to RR.
While the opposite batsmen didn’t put ruins on the scoreboard, Pant smashed 51 runs off 32 deliveries to propel Delhi in the direction of a complete of 147 runs. Apart from Rishabh Pant, one other batsman who is predicted to discover a place within the enjoying XI must be Ajinkya Rahane.
Though Rahane has didn’t essay the position assigned to him, Delhi don’t have one other skilled Indian batsman as earlier, Shreyas Iyer was dominated out of the whole event resulting from a shoulder harm.
All-Rounders (Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes)
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was a revelation for the Delhi Capitals within the IPL 2020 as he made a big contribution with each the willow and the ball. Meanwhile, the all-rounder is experiencing a torrid run in IPL 2021 so far as within the two matches in opposition to CSK and RR, he has didn’t carry out.
However, the Australian cricketer is a star participant and is a match-winner. Thus, DC received’t be wanting in the direction of dropping their predominant participant resulting from simply two unhealthy video games. Apart from Marcus Stoinis, the opposite two all-rounders might be Lalit Yadav and Chris Woakes. Woakes has been spectacular within the two matches particularly with the brand new ball.
Delhi made a shocking name within the match in opposition to RR as they included younger Lalit Yadav within the staff. Yadav failed to attain huge in his maiden IPL recreation as he scored simply 20 balls off 24 balls. However, the franchise is predicted to again the teenager and is prone to play him for one or two extra video games.
Bowlers (Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada)
In their final outing in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals determined to go along with just one spin choice within the type of Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin delivered a surprising efficiency as in his three overs, he conceded simply 14 runs. Thus, DC is predicted to go along with the identical technique this time too. They are prone to play solely Ashwin within the spin division alongside three speedsters Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje.
Kagiso Rabada doesn’t want any introduction as he has been the spine of DC’s line-up for the previous three years. The right-arm pacer is predicted to be at his fluent greatest in opposition to Punjab as he might be accompanied by his South African teammate Anrich Nortje.
Nortje joined DC’s bubble after returning three unfavorable COVID-19 outcomes after he had returned a false-positive outcome. With Nortje out there for choice, Delhi are unlikely to do any experiments and might be together with their profitable tempo duo of Nortje and Rabada. Along with the 2 South Africans, the younger Avesh Khan can get an opportunity as he has been spectacular with the ball in IPL 2021 so far.