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.
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.
DC Playing XI (likely)
Lalit Yadav/Amit Mishra
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.
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
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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