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| On Apr 18, 2021 3:27 PM IST

DC vs PBKS Dream11 Tips for 11th match IPL 2021 Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings Today Match Prediction 18 April


DC vs PBKS Dream11: Delhi Capitals will be facing Punjab Kings in the Northern Derby clash here at Mumbai. Both the teams lost their previous matches, so this becomes an important game for both of them. Delhi Capitals started off their season with a commanding win over Chennai but lost a fairly close game to Rajasthan in the next match. With Dhawan and Shaw at the top, they have a settled opening combination. Skipper Pant has been in good touch but Stoinis needs to get runs under his belt. Nortje’s return has boosted the fast bowling stocks and now it looks a threatening one for the opposition.

Meanwhile, Punjab Kings are in a fairly similar position as their counterparts. They would look to forget their batting collapse in the last match and start off fresh. The onus will once again be on the skipper KL Rahul to lead the batting from the front. Hooda and Shahrukh’s runs under pressure situations have been big positives for the Kings. Shami will be leading the bowling attack with Jhye Richardson expected to play a big role.

DC vs PBKS Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture name: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, 11th match
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 18 April, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
DC (recent last) L W L W L
PBKS (recent last) W L L W L
Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 107/4 (15.4 overs) beat Punjab Kings 106/8 by 6 wickets.
Pitch Report: The pitch is expected to be good for batting with even bounce. It is expected to assist the seamers more than the spinners. Run-making may not be easy with the new ball but it will become easier as the innings progresses. The weather will be clear with temperature around 30 degrees.
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DC vs PBKS Playing 11
DC Team News
Injury update, unavailability

  • Anrich Nortje is back for selection after a Covid-19 scare.
  • The Capitals have roped in Shams Mulani and Aniruddha Joshi into the squad for Axar Patel and Shreyas Iyer.

Expected team changes

  • Expect Nortje to slot back into the eleven in place of Tom Curran.

DC Playing 11 (likely)
P Shaw
S Dhawan
A Rahane
R Pant (C) (wk)
M Stoinis
L Yadav
C Woakes
R Ashwin
K Rabada
A Nortje
A Khan

PBKS Team News
Injury update, unavailability

  • All the players in the squad are available for selection.

Expected team changes

  • Jordan and Bishnoi can replace Meredith and Murugan Ashwin from the last match.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
KL Rahul (C) (wk)
M Agarwal
C Gayle
D Hooda
N Pooran
Shahrukh Khan
J Richardson
R Meredith/ C Jordan
M Shami
R Bishnoi
A Singh

Who will win today match?
Both teams won their first matches but lost their second ones. That puts some pressure on both the sides to register a win here. These teams have played 26 games in total where Punjab leads with 15 wins as compared to Delhi’s 11. Punjab would be looking to put a disappointing batting performance in the last match behind and needs their top 4 to fire. The Capitals, though were in a comfortable position until Chris Morris took the game away from them. Delhi Capitals will start as favorites in the DC vs PBKS Dream 11 Today Match Prediction.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick
Captain Options
S Dhawan- Dhawan is one of the most consistent openers in IPL. He scored a match wnning 85 in the first game and looked set for a big one in the second until he got out. Expect him to be amongst the runs this time.
IPL Career: Runs 5291, Avg. 34
Dhawan in IPL 2021: Runs 94, Avg. 47

L Rahul- A consistent performer for the Kings in the last few seasons, Rahul has been a rock of this batting order. He scored a brilliant 91 match winning in the first match and can be picked up as one of the top picks of a fantasy team.
IPL Career: Runs 2743, Avg. 45
Rahul in IPL 2021: Runs 96, Avg. 48

Differential Pick
K Rabada- The fast bowler returned with 2 wickets in the last game and looked threatening with the new ball. He is likely to get some assistance from this pitch and can pick up few wickets upfront.
IPL Career: Wkts 63, Bowl Avg. 18
Rabada in IPL 2021: Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 15

DC vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction

BAT: S Dhawan, C Gayle, Shahrukh Khan
WK: L Rahul, R Pant
ALL: C Woakes, M Stoinis
BOWL: M Shami, K Rabada, R Ashwin, A Singh

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Monojit Das @cricmonz1997

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