PBKS vs DC IPL: After a superb confidence boosting win in their last match, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) are ready to take on the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 2. The Punjab Kings are coming into this game on the back of a fantastic win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the same venue and they have now won three out of seven games so far in IPL 2021. The KL Rahul-led team also has some scores to settle with Delhi Capitals having lost to them in the first game between these two teams this season.
It is high time that Punjab Kings take the big call with regards to Nicholas Pooran’s place in the playing XI. Pooran has recorded low scores of 0, 9, 0, 0, 19 and 0 so far in this season and thus, Dawid Malan is likely to make his IPL debut in this match. It will be interesting to see whether Mayank Agarwal and Riley Meredith are fit for this game or not.
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
Mayank Agarwal/Prabhsimran Singh
Jhye Richardson/Riley Meredith
PBKS Player List
KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurav Kumar, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh.
KL Rahul vs DC
Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul has already smashed a total of 331 runs in 7 matches this season and he also has an excellent record against DC in the IPL. Rahul has smashed a total of 198 runs in the Punjab vs Delhi matches so far in the IPL history.
Chris Gayle vs DC
Punjab Kings big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle did get some crucial runs under his belt in the last game and he has great numbers against DC in the last three meetings. Gayle has smashed 109 runs in just 3 games at a phenomenal strike-rate of 184.7.
Mohammed Shami vs Rishabh Pant
Punjab Kings’ premier pacer Mohammed Shami has had the upper hand over DC captain Rishabh Pant in this tournament history. Shami has dismissed Pant once in 10 balls and thus, he will be captain KL Rahul’s useful weapon in this match against the DC skipper.
Mohammed Shami vs Rishabh Pant 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 are winning this head-to-head battle with 15 wins while Delhi Capitals have won 12 games.
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