Indian Super League 2021 Match 11
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings – April 18th
The Delhi Capitals have had a diverse start to their IPL 2021 campaign. Although they began wonderfully against the Chennai Super Kings, they comprehensively fell short against the Rajasthan Royals. Rishabh Pant proved he’s in a class of his own with the bat, making a magnificent half-century before running himself out, undeniably with a clever piece of fielding.
Nevertheless, they weren’t at complete strength in both matches, which won’t be the scenario against Punjab. With a power-jammed batting roster at their disposal, the Delhi Capitals will fancy another victory in IPL 2021.
Possible playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan.
Punjab Kings also lost their second game after winning the first game. Nonetheless, the Kings have shown potential, with the likes of Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan swaying with the bat.
However, their bowling line-up hasn’t been up to the mark. They have leaked runs at all vital phases. Much will rely on Mohammed Shami and the two aussie bowlers to set up.
Possible playing XI: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Riley Meredith.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
11th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will witness the Delhi Capitals lock horns with Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
After a couple of high-scoring matches at Mumbai in the first round of matches, the wicket has benefitted the bowlers, particularly the pacers. As there is enough movement and swing available off the wicket, it makes the first couple of overs a must-see matter for the batters,
The batsmen will need to abide their time on the crease before unfolding their attacking impulses. Although the spin bowlers aren’t anticipated to get much turn off the wicket, variations in speed can provide them well.
With it being an evening game, both sides will look to chase upon winning the toss, given the dew element. 165-175 should be a challenging score at this ground, but both sides are adept of breaching the 180-mark.
Last season’s runners-up Delhi are favourites at 1.71. Perhaps because of last edition’s complete performance. And the fact that they’ve recruited better players this season, puts them on the top.
Although both sides look very evenly complemented on paper, the Capitals have an advantage, given their hefty batting roster. With both sides looking to get back to winning ways, we are in for a fascinating IPL 2021 encounter in Mumbai.