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| On May 2, 2021 1:30 PM IST

PBKS vs DC IPL: Delhi Capitals Playing XI, News, Player Stats, 2020 Match Record, Dream11 Tips

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PBKS vs DC IPL: The Delhi Capitals (DC) have performed remarkably well so far in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The Rishabh Pant-led team have registered five sensational wins out of their seven games in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Delhi Capitals will now be hoping to keep up the winning momentum in this important game against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Delhi Capitals Playing XI

Ideally, the Delhi Capitals would not want to make any changes to their winning combination but it would be interesting to look whether Amit Mishra will be fit for this game or not. Steve Smith was not required with the bat in the last game and he is yet to play a big knock this season.

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DC Playing XI (likely)
Shikhar Dhawan
Prithvi Shaw
Rishabh Pant
Steve Smith
Marcus Stoinis
Shimron Hetmyer
Lalit Yadav/Amit Mishra
Axar Patel
Kagiso Rabada
Avesh Khan
Ishant Sharma

DC Player List

Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Aniruddha Joshi.

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PBKS vs DC IPL Player Stats

Shikhar Dhawan vs PBKS

DC’s in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan has a fantastic record against Punjab Kings in the history of the IPL. Dhawan has smashed a remarkable total of 284 runs in the last five games against PBKS. The left-hander also played a match-winning knock of 92 runs off 49 balls in the first match against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021.

Amit Mishra vs PBKS

Delhi Capitals’ senior spinner Amit Mishra did miss the last game due to an injury but he is the leading wicket-taker when it comes to DC vs PBKS matches in the IPL. Mishra has picked up a total of 10 wickets against Punjab Kings but it will be interesting to see whether he recovers from his injury or not.

Kagiso Rabada vs KL Rahul

DC’s premier speedster Kagiso Rabada may have not been in the best of forms this season but he has had the upper hand over Punjab Kings in-form captain KL Rahul in the IPL. Rabada has dismissed Rahul once in 21 balls and the right-handed batsman has a strike-rate of 109.52.

Kagiso Rabada vs KL Rahul in IPL
Runs: 23
Balls: 21
Outs: 1
Dots: 10

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PBKS vs DC IPL Record: Head to Head

In the 27 games played between these two teams in the IPL history, Punjab Kings have won 15 times while Delhi Capitals have won 12 matches. However, Delhi Capitals registered a comprehensive win against Punjab Kings earlier this IPL 2021 season in Mumbai.

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Kuljyot Singh

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