In match 29 of IPL 2021, the second game of the day, Punjab Kings will take on Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad – here’s the preview and Dream11 fantasy tips for the PBKS v DC game.
Both teams are coming off wins in their previous game: while PBKS systematically dismantled RCB to move to No.5 on the points table, DC eased past KKR to stay in the top two, and are currently carrying an impressive net run-rate of +0.466.
Head to head record
Overall: PBKS 15 – 12 DC
Since 2019: PBKS 1 – 2 DC
PBKS DC Dream11 fantasy tips
- KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant are all in form, and keeping any of them out could be risky. Chris Gayle might not click every game, but has 40+ scores already, and can be expected to give you some quick runs.
- Spinners could play a key role – Axar Patel is a great option to have, given his prowess in the powerplay, and Ravi Bishnoi has a knack for picking up wickets while keeping the run-rate in check. Harpreet Brar was on fire in the previous game, and could challenge the DC middle order.
- Among quicks, Avesh Khan is a must-have given his form, who could trouble the Punjab top-order with his genuine pace, especially Gayle. Kagiso Rabada is likely to have a similar impact, but based on form, is unlikely to pick up as many wickets
Probable XI for PBKS v DC
PBKS: KL Rahul (C, WK), Mayank Agarwal/Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson/Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi
DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C, WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
Rewind: IPL 2020 – PBKS v DC
Game 1: DC won in Super Over
Game 2: PBKS won by 5 wickets
PBKS DC Dream11 Team
Lalit Yadav for Deepak Hooda
Kagiso Rabada for Avesh Khan
Captaincy options in order
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Avesh Khan, Rishabh Pant
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