Delhi Capitals (DC) will play their third match of the IPL 2021 this Sunday (18th April) night when Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face them at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) during the 11th match of this tournament.
Delhi Capitals started this IPL 2021 with an easy 7-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). But later they lost against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by three wickets in a low-scoring affair.
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In their first game of the IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan scored the match-winning 85 runs against CSK, where he also won the Player of the Match award. Though he was dismissed early in the next game against Rajasthan Royals (9), the left-handed opening batsman is currently in very good form.
The youngster Prithvi Shaw is another in-form cricketer who started this IPL 2021 with a strong batting performance of 72 runs against CSK in their season opener. In the next game, he scored only two runs but he is currently a confident batsman.
After didn’t get an opportunity in their first match of this IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals cricketer Ajinkya Rahane scored 8 runs in their second match of this tournament. Rahane has to prove himself quickly to fix his spot in the playing XI of the Delhi Capitals’ team this season.
Australian cricketer Steven Smith hasn’t played a match in the IPL 2021, but he can appear in the upcoming match. Though he has played only a few home matches in this calendar year, he has mostly performed well with the bat and he can make the Delhi Capitals batting line-up stronger.
Rishabh Pant (C/wk)
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has continuously impressed with his fearless attitude. In their second match of the IPL 2021, while Delhi Capitals were deeply struggling, fearless Pant once scored 51 off 32 balls (9 fours) before he was run out.
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis now plays important roles for his team when he gets proper opportunities as he provides a strong depth for his team in every crucial aspect. Though he hasn’t impressed in the first two matches of the IPL 2021, he has got only limited opportunities.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is currently in good form and he has strong confidence in himself. In the early moment of this IPL 2021, Ashwin has got one wicket in two matches but he can play a stronger role if the pitches provide some benefit for the spinners.
England cricketer Chris Woakes has already impressed with the ball in the early moment of the IPL 2021 where he has taken four wickets in two matches of this season as his early-season economy rate is 5.71. In addition, Woakes also has the ability to play crucial cameos with the bat at late who scored 15 not out off 11 balls during the last game of Delhi Capitals.
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav can play the upcoming match for Delhi Capitals. While he has now strengthened his position as a Test bowler, it will be a testing period for him to handle the T20 cricket pressure, where he struggled in the last two years.
South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada played his first match of the IPL 2021 during the Delhi Capitals’ second match of this season. It was a good start for him in this IPL season as he had bowling figures of 4-0-30-2.
Avesh Khan has highly impressed with his bowling in this early moment of the IPL 2021. He has taken five wickets in the first two matches of this IPL season where he got the wickets of some crucial names like Faf du Plessis (0), MS Dhoni (0), David Miller (62) etc. In the last game, while Delhi Capitals were under pressure due to their low first innings total, Avesh also played an important role for his team to put their opposition under pressure.