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The 11th IPL 2021 game will see Delhi Capitals taking on Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 18th April.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the game on TV, and it’s live streaming will also be available on Dinsey+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV app.

Preview: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS), 11th IPL Match

Delhi Capitals had an excellent start to their IPL 2021 campaign as they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets in their first clash. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings went on to post a decent total of 188 runs of the board, with Suresh Raina and Moeen Ali aggregating 54 and 36 runs respectively. In reply, Delhi Capitals elegantly chased the target with 8 balls left, all thanks to the amazing willow work by Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. While Dhawan aggregated 85 runs at a strike rate of 157.41, Prithvi Shaw contributed 72 runs to the total. For DC, Avesh Khan and Chris Woakes scalped 2 wickets each at an economy rate of 5.75 and 6.00 respectively. With a lethal batting lineup, Delhi Capitals would once again be looking to ensure their victory in the upcoming clash.

Their opposition, Punjab Kings also came into the game on the back of a victory against Rajasthan Royals in their previous encounter. Batting in the first half, Punjab Kings went on to post a huge total of 221 runs, with skipper KL Rahul aggregating 91 runs for his side. For PK, Deepak Hooda was phenomenal as he scored 64 runs at a strike rate of 228.57. In reply, Rajasthan Royals failed to chase the total and lost the game by 4 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. For Punjab Kings, Arshdeep Singh accounted for 3 scalps at an economy rate of 8.57, while Mohammad Shami took 2 wickets at an economy rate of 8.25 for his side.

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Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is absolutely batting friendly, so you can expect to see the batsmen scoring huge runs here. Considering the stats of recent IPL matches, batting second should be the way to go here.

Weather Report

The skies will be clear at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The average temperature is expected to be 31 degrees Celsius here, with the humidity being mostly in the 60s during the gameplay.

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings score at the venue here is 204.

Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings Probable XI

Delhi Capitals XI

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Tom Curran, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

DC Complete Squad

Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala

Punjab Kings XI

Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

PBKS Complete Squad

KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh.

  • Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant
  • Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw
  • All-rounders: Chris Woakes, Fabian Allen
  • Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Jhye Richardson, Avesh Khan

Man of the Match Prediction

Chris Woakes is the likely prospect for the man of the match title in the upcoming clash.

Winner Prediction

With a well-balanced batting and bowling lineup, both Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will be strong contenders in the upcoming game. Speaking of their last six IPL matches, Punjab Kings have won 4 games whereas Delhi Capitals has just one victory to their name. While Punjab Kings have had an edge over the Capitals in the past few seasons, Delhi Capitals have a lot of depth in their batting lineup this year and they also have lethal all-rounders in the form of Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel. So, it’s likely that Delhi Capitals will have an edge over Punjab Kings in the upcoming game.

Our Predictions

  • Who will win the toss? Delhi Capitals
  • Who will win? Delhi Capitals
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): KL Rahul
  • Top Bowler (Wickets taken): Avesh Khan
  • Most Sixes: KL Rahul
  • Man of the Match: Avesh Khan
  • Team Scores Batting first: Under 210 Punjab Kings
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Last Updated on April 14, 2021

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