Match Preview – DC vs PBKS
Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings are slated for an epic faceoff at Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Match No. 11. In today’s IPL match, both the teams will look to capitalize on their strengths and climb up the points table.
Power-hitters like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw along Rishabh Pant drew lavish praises from the DC fans. Their fearless brand of cricket has wreaked havoc on the opposition teams. PBKS camp led by KL Rahul looked formidable in their first clash against Rajasthan Royals. However, they succumbed to a batting collapse in their last outing against Chennai Super Kings. Hence, the Punjab-based outfit will need to relook into their strategies and come refreshed in today’s IPL match.
Before we make DC vs PBKS Today IPL Match Prediction, here’s a look at what does today’s IPL fixture has to offer:
DC vs PBKS – Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s IPL Match
Rishabh Pant and co will look to make some changes in today's playing XI. With the batting department discharging their duties brilliantly, they may make a change in their bowling lineup. The speedster Anrich Nortje has been deemed fit. Hence, he can replace Tom Curran. His excessive speed coupled with wicket-taking potential adds strength to their bowling unit.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
KL Rahul and his brigade suffered a huge blow against Chennai Super Kings. But that does not seem to affect their playing XI in today’s IPL match. Both the batting as well as bowling combination looks well-balanced. The team must focus on the right strategies to win the match.
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
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DC vs PBKS Head to Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats
DC won: 11
Punjab Kings remains ahead of Delhi Capitals in the head-to-head records. Having toppled DC 15 times in 26 matches will give them a sense of confidence in today’s IPL match. However, the Delhi-based outfit will look to close up the margin with a win against their counterparts.
Players to Watch out for in DC vs PBKS IPL match:
A spectacular batting show by the duo of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan against Chennai Super Kings has given them the spotlight at the start of the 2021 IPL season. The top-order batsmen look to be in great shape and can be the potential match-winners in DC vs PBKS IPL match. The skipper Rishabh Pant can fire some shots at the death overs as well. Moreover, will receive a major boost by the return of Anrich Nortje for today's IPL match.
Punjab Kings have a strong batting line-up in the form of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal laced up with Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. Their power-hitting capacity remains unmatched and unwavering. The batting line-up will be supported by skillful bowlers. Murugan Ashwin and Mohammad Shami may do the destruction with the ball in today’s IPL match.
DC vs PBKS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
While both the teams will look to exploit each other’s weakness to bag the two points in DC vs PBKS today's IPL match, a lot will depend upon how the pitch play’s out in today’s IPL match. A batting-friendly ground will see a high-scoring contest. Hence, a robust batting line-up, as well as a strong bowling unit of Delhi Capitals, gives them an edge against Punjab Kings. Therefore, DC starts off as favorites to win today's IPL match vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 18.