After a disheartening loss in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals (DC) would look to get again on observe in opposition to a Punjab Kings (PBKS) facet that’s coming off a demoralising loss in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK).
The Rishabh Pant-led DC facet which acquired off to a flying begin by thrashing CSK within the first match suffered a meltdown within the subsequent match on Thursday as they misplaced to Rajasthan Royals regardless of having them on the mat at 42 for 5.
By permitting RR to chase down 147 after lowering them to 42 for 5, DC revealed a severe incapacity to complete off the match.
PBKS, however, had a depressing outing on Friday night time in opposition to CSK who restricted the Ok.L. Rahul-led Punjab franchise to only 106/eight in 20 overs after which cruised to a six-wicket win.
PBKS have been inconsistent with the bat up to now. Whereas they acquired off to a flying begin within the first match, making 221 with stupendous batting performances from skipper Rahul and Deepak Hooda, they fell flat in opposition to the swing bowling of Deepak Chahar on Friday night time.
They are going to have their process lower out in opposition to a DC tempo bowling line-up that includes Kagiso Rabada. Anrich Nortje, who has been cleared after a Covid-19 scare may share the brand new ball with Rabada though younger Madhya Pradesh pacer Avesh Khan has impressed within the first two outings.
PBKS’s largest concern can be the type of their opener Mayank Agarwal, who has failed in each the matches up to now.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain/wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen , Saurabh Kumar.
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain/wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Umesh Yadav, Tom Curran, Avesh Khan, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Vishnu Vinod (wicketkeeper), Aditya Tare (wicketkeeper).
Match begins at 7.30 p.m.
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