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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2021, Today Match Prediction

02 May 2021 | 19:30 | Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
166/6 in 20.0 8.30
167/3 in 17.4 9.45 winner

Toss Winner - Delhi Capitals won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets

Punjab bowlers’ challenge against Delhi Capital’s batting bazooka

  • Delhi Capitals have won the last three out of four games they have played against the Punjab Kings
  • Punjab Kings have won only three out of the seven games they played this season and have been inconsistent with their form
  • Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw have scored close to 800 runs between them for Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals to win

  • Tournament: Indian Premier League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
  • Toss: To Bowl

Indian Premier League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 0 0 10 1.263
Delhi Capitals 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.466
Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 0 10 -0.171
Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.062
Punjab Kings 7 3 4 0 0 6 -0.264
Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.494
Rajasthan Royals 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.69
Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.264
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
10 1.263 7 5 2 0 0
10 0.466 7 5 2 0 0
10 -0.171 7 5 2 0 0
8 0.062 7 4 3 0 0
6 -0.264 7 3 4 0 0
4 -0.494 7 2 5 0 0
4 -0.69 6 2 4 0 0
2 -0.264 6 1 5 0 0

pbks vs dc Match Prediction & Analysis

Indian Premier League 2021 has entered its most interesting phase as the points table is taking shape. As Punjab Kings and the Delhi Capitals battle it out in the 29th game of the season, this would be an important game for both the sides. Punjab Kings come here after a confident win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore while Delhi Capitals continued with their good run defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game. 

The problem with the Punjab Kings has been their consistency as they haven’t been able to manage two consecutive wins so far this season. Their bowling attack has struggled in most games and this is creating problems for the side. It remains to be seen if they can even it out against the Delhi Capitals after going down against them earlier in the season.

Teams Preview

Punjab Kings Preview

KL Rahul would be excited with the performance of his side in the last game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was an all-round effort from the side that led them to a 34-run win in the game. Rahul would want his side to carry on with the same flow something they haven’t been able to manage this season. Delhi is a tough opponent and Kings would have to be in their best form to win this one. 

Rahul is in great form and the side would be expecting a better show from youngster Prabhsimran Singh who missed out in the last game. Chris Gayle played well in the last game and the side would want to see more consistency from Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda. With Harpreet Brar and Chris Jordan in the line-up batting department looks in good shape for the side. 

It was a welcome performance from their bowlers in the last game and the side would be expecting similar performance here.  Mohammad Shami and Riley Meredith have to offer the side good start in this game. Ravi Bishnoi and Brar bowled well in the last game and similar show would be expected from them. Jordan will have to come up with a better show as he has been expensive in most games so far. 

Top Batsman – KL Rahul    
Top Bowler – Mohammad Shami 

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:

KL Rahul (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

Punjab Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Rahul 91 57 7 5 159.65
C Gayle 46 24 6 2 191.67
H Brar 25 17 1 2 147.06
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Brar 4.0 1 19 3 4.75
R Bishnoi 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
R Meredith 3.2 0 29 1 8.7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Brar 4.0 1 19 3 4.75
R Bishnoi 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
R Meredith 3.2 0 29 1 8.7

Punjab Kings Actual Playing XI:

Riley Meredith, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Agarwal

Delhi Capitals Preview

It has been a good campaign so far for Rishabh Pant and his men. They have won five out of the seven games they have played and defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets in what was a conformable win in the last game. Pant would like to continue on that upward trajectory and defeat the Punjab Kings for the second time this season. 

Batting looks rock solid at the moment as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are having a great time with the bat. They will look to provide a good start here. Pant has looked in good form and together with Shimron Hetmyer and Steven Smith add punch to the middle order. Axar Patel and Marcus Stoinis with their hitting abilities make this a formidable line-up. 

The new ball pair of Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma comes here with their confidence high and a good show would be expected from them. Axar Patel has bowled well and youngsters Lalit Yadav and Avesh Khan would be confident after their good show in the last game. Punjab has a very strong batting line-up and Delhi bowlers would need to be at their best in this game. 

Top Batsman – Shikhar Dhawan    
Top Bowler – Kagiso Rabada

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:

Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

Delhi Capitals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
P Shaw 82 41 11 3 200
S Dhawan 46 47 4 1 97.87
R Pant 16 8 2 1 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Patel 4.0 0 32 2 8
L Yadav 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
A Khan 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Patel 4.0 0 32 2 8
L Yadav 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
A Khan 4.0 0 31 1 7.75

Delhi Capitals Actual Playing XI:

Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 28 0.22 mm. 1.75 k/h From: S 40%
03h 29 0.19 mm. 1.79 k/h From: ESE 38%
06h 34 0 mm. 2.11 k/h From: S 37%
09h 40 0 mm. 2.09 k/h From: SW 1%
12h 40 0 mm. 5.11 k/h From: W 21%
15h 35 0 mm. 3.02 k/h From: WNW 11%
18h 31 0.20 mm. 2.43 k/h From: SE 7%
21h 30 0 mm. 1.48 k/h From: NNE 1%

Weather Conditions

May 02 would see another hot and humid day in Ahmedabad and we expect it to be another belter of a track where there would be little for the bowlers. The ball would hit the bat hard creating several run scoring several run scoring opportunities for the batsmen. The side batting first would need 190 runs to feel comfortable.

Venue Details

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad has been a paradise for batsmen with a flat surface and lightning fast outfield. Batsmen can hit through the line without any fear on this surface. Fast bowlers would get some assistance in the early part of the game. Spinners have enjoyed a good run here as the ball turns sharply.

Toss: To Bowl

The wicket has been a good one at this venue so far and we have seen sides put up huge scores on the board. The track hasn’t changed its character much in the second innings and setting up a total is bit of a challenge. Hence the side that wins the toss would have little hesitation in bowling first on this surface.

PBKS vs DC Winning Prediction

Punjab Kings come into this game with their tails up as they have defeated one of the best teams this season. But the side has been plagued with inconsistency especially with the ball and this would be a real challenge for them in this game. As far as Delhi Capitals are concerned they have almost all bases covered at the moment. It is expected to be a tight game but Delhi would start ahead and be favorites to win.

Delhi Capitals to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee