The 29th match of the IPL 2021 will pit Punjab Kings against Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. Despite the absence of Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi Capitals have performed well in the 2021 Indian Premier League. The team is currently second in the points table, led by Rishabh Pant, with 10 points from seven games.
PBKS, meanwhile, have three wins and desperately need to gather some momentum in the second part of the league stage. They would, however, be brimming with confidence after beating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs following Harpreet Brar’s brilliance.
TOSS: The Indian Premier League match toss between Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals will take place at 7 PM IST – May 2.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Head-to-head record (27 MATCHES- PBKS 15 DC 12)
The overall head-to-head record between Punjab and Delhi has been fairly even, with Punjab holding a 15-12 win-loss advantage out of the 27 times the two teams have met.
The pitch in Ahmedabad has been good for batting. However, it has also aided slower bowlers, particularly spinners, to some extent. Scores above 165-170 can be difficult to obtain. The temperature will be around 40 degrees Celsius, with a low humidity level. There is no chance of rain during the match.
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:
KL Rahul (C & Wk), Prabhsimran Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Dawid Malan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & Wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma
The outcome of the toss will have an impact on the contest between PBKS and DC, with the chasing team expected to have the advantage in Ahmedabad. DC came up short the only time they batted first, and they may struggle to defend a total if they are inserted to bat. PBKS are dependent on a few key players performing, and if they do, PBKS’s win streak could be extended to two games. However, DC, with a well-balanced XI and a stellar record, are the clear favourites in this match. Hence, we predict that DC will win this round and move to 12 points.