Delhi Capitals (DC) have won the toss against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match 29 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first in Ahmedabad. Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals will be locking horns in a gruelling encounter against each other in the 29th game of IPL 2021. Both these teams are coming off a win in their last games.
Punjab Kings, however, have been dealt with a massive blow as their skipper and leading run-scorer, KL Rahul, has been diagnosed with Acute Appendicitis and it has been informed that he will have to undergo surgery for the same. This means he is least likely to make a comeback for the rest of the games in IPL 2021 for Punjab Kings.
IPL 2021, Match 29: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Delhi Capitals (DC)- Toss Report
Delhi Capitals (DC) have won the toss against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match 29 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first in Ahmedabad. In Rahul’s absence, Mayank Agarwal, his teammate from Karnataka, will be seen leading the Punjab Kings franchise. PBKS have brought in Dawid Malan in place of Nicholas Pooran.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, rested Amit Mishra in the last game due to an injury and he has been rested again and Lalit Yadav will be playing in this match too. This seems to be the only change that DC might come up with. Steve Smith has failed to find his form throughout this season and a good knock awaits.
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Prabhsimran Singh(w), Mayank Agarwal(c), Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Smith, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Delhi Capitals Start As The Favourites To Clinch The Tie
Delhi Capitals have been in sensational form throughout IPL 2021 as they have gone on to win 5 out of the 7 games that they have played so far. They are coming off a win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the last game. This makes Delhi Capitals the staunch favourites to win this tie.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have had a poor start to their IPL 2021 campaign as they have managed to win only 3 out of the 7 games that they have played so far. In their last match, they beat RCB by a margin of 34 runs.