|CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Punjab vs Delhi on May 2 by Soubhagya Swain,6 days ago||
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Punjab vs Delhi on May 2
The 29th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Both the teams have played 7 games till now, out of which, Punjab Kings have won 3 games while Delhi Capitals have won 5 games. Punjab Kings is currently positioned at 5th place on the points table with 3 victories out of 7 games. The team won their previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)/and must be looking to continue their good form. In the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team was invited to bat first but the start of the team was not good as the new opener Prabhsimran Singh departed cheaply. After this, the universe boss Chris Gayle came in to bat and played an entertaining knock of 46 runs off just 24 deliveries, including 6 fours and 2 sixes. On the other end, skipper KL Rahul took the charge till the very end and scored an unbeaten 91 runs off 57 deliveries. Harpreet Brar, the local youngster, also played a cameo inning of brief but important 25 runs and led the team to 179 runs. While defending this total, the bowlers bowled extremely well and decimated the strong batting lineup of Bangalore to 145 runs, and registered a win by 34 runs. The newcomer Harpreet Brar picked 3 important wickets and became the Player of the Match for his all-round performance. Apart from this, Ravi Bishnoi picked 2 wickets while Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, and Mohammad Shami picked one wicket each. The team will try to carry forward their momentum and get another win for them. Talking about Delhi Capitals, this team is currently at 2nd place on the points table with 5 wins in the 7 games they have played so far. In their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the team registered an easy victory with the heroics of the batters. The skipper Rishabh Pant decided to bowl first after winning the toss and the opposition posted a total of 154 runs. Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav picked two wickets each while Avesh Khan and Marcus Stoinis grabbed one wicket each. While chasing this total, the team registered a convincing victory with the help of 46 runs from their experienced campaigner Shikhar Dhawan and an entertaining knock of 82 runs off just 41 deliveries from Prithvi Shaw, including 11 fours and 3 sixes. The team is in promising touch, both batters and bowlers are doing well. The biggest positive for this team till now are their openers who have performed consistently and in the bowling department, pacer Avesh Khan has got the attention of the spectators with his consistent wicket-taking deliveries. Out of a total of 27 encounters between the two teams, Punjab has won 15 games while Delhi has won 12 games.
Best economical pick – The Punjab all-rounder Harpreet Brar turned the previous match around on its head with his brilliant performance with both the ball and the bat. He picked up three wickets and made a handy contribution with the bat as well.
Top captains & vice captains – Shikhar Dhawan has started the 2021 season right from where he left the 2020 edition. He has scored 40+ runs in three of his last five games, which includes a sublime knock of 92 runs against this very opponent, Punjab Kings. The captain of the Punjab KL Rahul team has been fantastic this season so far and has not broken a sweat. He is the leading run-getter in the tournament so far. He has made 331 runs in the seven matches so far. In the last match, he scored 91 runs.
Smart pick – Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant is also doing a good job with the bat. He scored a quick-fire 16 in the last game, while he scored 90+ runs in the two matches prior to that.
Cautious Pick – With scores of 9, 33, 34*, and 4 this season, Steve Smith has scored a total of 80 runs at an average of 26.66 from five games. He was not initially a part of the team but ever since his inclusion, none of his knock has been substantial. Smith’s strike rate of 112.67 in the season has also been a concern and that makes him an option to avoid.
My XI – Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Rishabh Pant, Harpreet Brar, Chris Gayle, Prithvi Shaw, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal
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