DC Playing 11: The Delhi Capitals team have been impressive in the tournament with 8 wins in 11 league matches. They have nearly qualified for the playoffs, and need the confirmation with an another win.
In their last league match, the Kolkata Knight Riders team beat them by 3 wickets. The team could post only 127 runs on the board, and will need the better performances from their top players. Then the bowlers tried hard, but the opposition chased down the total in 18 overs. The top performers for the team were Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill with the bat, and Avesh Khan was impressive with the ball.
The Delhi Capitals need to keep their performance at par with Chennai Super Kings to not give away top 2 spots in the last few league matches of the IPL 2021 season. The loss in the last league match would surely them, but need to overcome and fightback harder in this fixture. The performance from batters will be critical to them, and the bowlers have been impressive
The team is not expected to make any changes in the Playing 11 for their fixture against Mumbai Indians. The aussie batsman Steve Smith performed well and is likely to keep his place and feature in the Match 47 of IPL 2021.
DC Playing 11 (likely)
DC Squad: Rishabh Pant (c and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ben Dwarshuis, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod
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1. Shreyas Iyer
The experienced batter has been terrific on his return to the Phase 2, and has scored 91 runs in 3 matches. He has stabilized the team well in crucial situations, and can play attacking innings as well, when the team requires him to finish well in the death overs.
2. Shikhar Dhawan
He is the most consistent run scorer in the IPL for the past few years and will look to keep up same performance in the next few fixtures to take the team to the top 2 places in the playoffs. In the 11 matches of this season, Shikhar Dhawan has scored 454 run at an average of 45.40.
3. Axar Patel
The bowling all rounder is quite an experienced player and would look to be proficient in the crucial fixtures of the tournaments. He has been able to contain runs and pick key wickets, which has helped the team to win the matches. In 7 matches, Axar has scalped 9 wickets at a fine average of 19.22
4. Avesh Khan
The leading wicket taker for the the team in this IPL season, has been intelligent with his lengths and variations, which has given the team an edge in few situations. In 11 matches, Avesh Khan has picked 18 wickets, and has not given away many runs.
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