Kuldeep Yadav continued his good form against Punjab Kings as he picked up 2 wickets in his 4 overs.
His 2nd victim was Australian pacer Nathan Ellis who is playing his first game of the season.
Punjab Kings Crumble As Pack of Cards
Punjab Kings after having to put in to bat first started well as the openers raced to 33 runs in just 3.3 overs but then Lalit Yadav came and broke the opening partnership.
After that, there was not a single batter who could hold their innings together. They kept on losing wickets at regular intervals.
Liam Livingstone who had been bailing them out of tough situations in the season also got out in the powerplay itself.
Jitesh Sharma tried his best but he too was dismissed by Axar Patel.
Kagiso Rabada couldn’t read Kuldeep Yadav’s ball and lost his wicket. Two balls later, even Nathan Ellis couldn’t read the leg spinner from Kuldeep Yadav and missed the ball as he played a completely different line.
Punjab Kings had made a couple of changes to their playing XI, as Mayank Agarwal made a comeback to the side and Ellis replaced Odean Smith.
While DC despite being hit by Covid 19 cases in their camp didn’t have to make a lot of changes to their squad as they only replaced Mitchell Marsh with Sarfaraj Khan in the XI.
Both the sides have won just 3 games out of 7 they have played and are at 7th and 8th position. They are looking to move up the points table.
DC Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS Playing XI:
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh