IPL 2021: PBKS vs DC Preview – Improving Punjab face upbeat Delhi

Punjab Kings finally registered another win in the IPL 2021 when they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous match. As they move ahead, they will now take on Delhi Capitals, who themselves are coming into this clash, having beaten Kolkata Knight Riders. Rishabh Pant and his men have won five matches so far in this tournament, from their seven games.

One of those five wins had come against Punjab Kings when these two teams met at the Wankhede Stadium during the initial phase of the tournament. Punjab have won three matches in this tournament so far, out of the seven matches which they have played so far. Punjab have so far dominated the North Indian derby having won 15 out of the 27 games, while Delhi has won only 12.

Match Info:

IPL 2021 Match 28- Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Head to head:

Team News:

Punjab Kings: Harpreet Brar, the Punjab all-rounder was brought into the side in the previous match, which allowed them to get some balance in the line-up. The move worked magically as Brar scored a 17-ball 25 and then picked up three scalps. He should retain his place at no. 7. Riley Meredith, came back into the XI in the last match, bowled well but suffered a knee injury. If he recovers then, he might stick around else we could see Jhye Richardson coming into the side. Nicholas Pooran scored yet another duck in the previous match, which could finally force team management to bring Dawid Malan in the team.

Delhi Capitals: Delhi won their previous match against Kolkata comprehensively, which could make Rishabh Pant and team management stick to the same combination. Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, Shimron Hetymer and Kagiso Rabada, have featured as the four overseas picks in the team and will continue to take those spots. Lalit Yadav, who replaced Amit Mishra in the previous match could continue as well, having bowled a good spell in the previous match.

Probable XI: