Date: 18th April 2021
Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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It is time for a very interesting encounter in Indian T20 League as Delhi lock horns with Punjab on Sunday. While Rishabh Pant's side won against Chennai and lost to Rajasthan, it was the other way round for KL Rahul's team. With 1 win and 1 loss each, both the franchises will be desperate to get another two points under their belt to gain an early momentum in this season. With two balanced sides going against each other, the stage is set for a star studded contest at the iconic Wankhede stadium.
Rishabh Pant's side have been given a major boost ahead of this contest with fast-bowler Anrich Nortje set to be available. The South African is expected to replace Tom Curran in the side which is expected to be the only change from the playing XI that featured against Rajasthan.
KL Rahul's side will have a few decisions to make regarding the team selection. Riley Meredith has had a difficult start to the season and can be replaced be either Moises Henriques or Chris Jordan. On the other hand, Murugan Ashwin could also make way for Ravi Bishnoi.
Although the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw failed in the previous contest, they have looked in good touch and are expected to repeat the heroics they displayed in their season opener against Chennai. Rishabh Pant is in the form of his life and could also be a good pick for captain/vice captain in your fantasy side. In the bowling department, Chris Woakes could be an X-Factor since he is getting a bit of assistance from the pitch at Wankhede.
KL Rahul is another player who could prove to be a valuable choice for captain/vice-captain in your side. While Chris Gayle could finally unleash his storm in this contest, Deepak Hooda is still a valuable pick despite a disappointing outing in previous match. Selection of Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh should be a no-brainer with both of them expected to ball important overs where they can take crucial wickets.
People's pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith/ Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan
All-rounders: Deepak Hooda, Chris Woakes, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
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