IPL 2021 | Delhi Capitals shoot for consolidation, Punjab Kings want spin strategy be effective once more
Young Punjab Kings spinners Harpreet Brar and Ravi Bishnoi wouldn’t mind another dream day in company against a menacing Delhi Capitals right here on Sunday, looking to just take a giant leap forward inside their quote for an Indian Premier League play-off berth.
Brar’s match-winning 3/19 had been wonderfully complemented by Bishnoi’s 2/19 because their combined haul of 5/36 in 8 overs decimated a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Come Sunday, the duo will deal with a tougher task contrary to the Delhi staff which includes a somewhat better record against spin assaults with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw in imperious form.
Dhawan (311 works) and Shaw (269 runs) have actually provided traveling starts with five half-centuries among them alongside 71 fours and 15 sixes.
For any bowling unit, dealing with the Dhawan-Shaw duo is a frightening proposition.
Also Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant are great players when it comes to tackling the slow bowlers.
In fact, Bishnoi, which mostly bowls the googly, will like to challenge the DC skipper, that has a talent of hitting contrary to the spin over deeply mid-wicket region.
The Narendra Modi Stadium track indicates that balls have a tendency to grasp and batting becomes rather difficult because the game advances.
It’s not going to be therefore surprising in the event that in-form KL Rahul would like to bat first once more and reproduce his smashing 57-ball-91 not out against RCB last week.
For Capitals, there is the possibility of veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra making a return to the playing XI after DC watched Bishnoi get a great deal success in the past couple of games.
In case Mishra receives the nod, Lalit Yadav must make-way for him although he had been impressive along with his off-breaks against KKR in their final online game.
Axar Patel’s all-round presence gives necessary stability while he could end up being a handful on the slower songs.
It is a fight of top instructions where Rahul’s finesse may be countered by Prithvi Shaw’s exuberance while Chirs Gayle will attempt to overcome Pant’s pyrotechnics along with his own marauding model of batsmanship.
However, one area in which DC is slightly ahead is the pace bowling division, comprising the troika of Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma.
While Avesh has already established a stand-out season to date with 13 scalps at lower than 7.5 run economy price, Rabada has got some kind of rhythm in past times two games that has been absent during a few of the previous games.
For Punjab additionally, the issue is consistency save skipper Rahul, who has got scored 331 works up to now.
When you look at the bowling division, Mohammed Shami has only eight wickets from seven games while advanced buys like Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith being extremely expensive.
Chris Jordan has been just about okay in a few games that has made Rahul’s work of determining the right speed combo infinitely tough.
The distance that Punjab Kings rate attack has actually bowled has been cannon fodder for the batsmen opting for the jugular during back-end associated with innings.
It is interesting to learn how much of a tactical shift occurs for Punjab pacers whenever a Pant or Shimron Hetmyer is on attack between 17th to 20th over.
The Teams (From)
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), 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: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Shams Mulani, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Aniruddha Joshi.
Match Starts 7:30 pm.
Posted at Sun, 02 might 2021 05:36:07 +0000