Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 11th match of the IPL 2021 this Sunday (18th April) night at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
It will be the third game for PBKS in the IPL 2021. After beating Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 4 runs in the high-scoring contest, PBKS suffered a big defeat by 6 wickets against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
IPL 2021, Match 11: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings (DC vs PBKS) – PBKS Predicted Playing XI
KL Rahul (C & wk)
PBKS captain KL Rahul has started this IPL 2021 in a strong way by scoring 91 runs in their first match of this season against Rajasthan Royals (RR). Though he scored only five runs in their second game before getting run-out, Rahul is currently in good form with the bat in limited-overs cricket.
Opener Mayank Agarwal has struggled in their first two games of this IPL 2021. After scoring only 14 runs in their first match of this season, PBKS opener scored a duck in their next game as CSK pacer Deepak Chahar ended his innings early with a brilliant outswinger.
Caribbean star Chris Gayle scored 40 off 28 balls during the first game of PBKS in this IPL 2021. In the next game, Gayle scored run-a-ball 10 runs before he became a victim of Deepak Chahar. Everyone knows the impact of strong Gayle’s presence and the team management wants to see more dangerous Gayle in this season.
Deepak Hooda scored smashing 64 off just 28 balls when PBKS started their journey in the IPL 2021, which was also his first game since IPL 2020. It will give him huge confidence who scored 10 runs in their second match of this season.
Caribbean cricketer Nicholas Pooran has started the IPL 2021 in a very negative way as he scored ducks in both their first two matches of this season. Surely he is a great talented batsman but he has to prove himself by performing consistently before it becomes too late for him.
After scoring 6 not out off 4 balls in their new season opener, Shahrukh Khan scored 47 runs off 36 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes) in their second game when all other PBKS batsmen just failed to handle the CSK bowlers. Not only as a big hitter, but Shahrukh Khan also has the ability to play responsible knocks which he proved in the latest game.
Australian cricketer Jhye Richardson has taken only one wicket in the first two games of the IPL 2021. In the first game of this tournament, he was really expensive bowler as he had bowling figures of 4-0-55-1. But the team management has strong faith in him as they believe that the youngster will improve himself with time progress.
Pacer Mohammed Shami has got four wickets after the first two matches of the IPL 2021. Returning from the injury, Shami has picked up his form right from the beginning. Even when their defeat was sure against CSK, Shami continued his strong attitude till his last delivery.
Australian cricketer Riley Meredith played the first two matches for PBKS in the IPL 2021 where he picked up only one wicket. While he also had expensive bowling figures in their new season opener, the PBKS bowlers had very few opportunities in their second game.
The young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has highly impressed in his first two games of the IPL 2021 as he has picked up four wickets in the first two games. After performing heroically in their victorious match against Rajasthan Royals, he bowled really well in the two-over spell.
While the leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin struggled in both their first two matches of the IPL 2021, where he has picked up only one wicket, the young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi can replace him for the upcoming match. In the recent domestic games, Bishoni performed consistently with the ball.