Date: 20 April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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Punjab and Delhi are all set to go head to head against each other in the 32nd match of the Indian T20 League. Both teams have had a topsy-turvy season so far with great wins and heartbreaking defeats. Delhi lost to Bangalore by 16 runs as they couldn’t chase the total of 189. David Warner had an incredible knock of 66 runs but didn’t receive a lot of support from other batters.
On the other hand, Punjab were comprehensively beaten by Hyderabad at the DY Patil Stadium. Hyderabad had an exceptional first inning where they bundled out Punjab for 151. Similarly while chasing, three out of the four Hyderabad batters scored 30+ as they comfortably won the game.
The Delhi team have a great squad with quality performers in all departments. Their opening batters David Warner and Prithvi Shaw have been their best asset with great knocks throughout the tournament. Similarly, Kuldeep Yadav has been their best bowler as he found some magical rhythm with many Player of the match performances.
However, they have been hit by COVID-19 which has forced a change in venue from the MCA Stadium in Pune to the Brabourne Stadium and only a victory will help regain some positive atmosphere in the camp.
Punjab, on the other hand, has looked formidable so far this season with an incredibly balanced squad. Like Delhi, their openers Mayank Agarwal and Shikar Dhawan have also scored a lot of runs. In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar have proven to be crucial wicket-takers.
Additionally, Liam Livingstone has been their best all-rounder with exceptional batting performances and handy bowling and fielding. Mayank had to miss the last match due to a toe injury but is expected to be back for this match.
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan/Yash Dhull, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman
Grand league Fantasy team Suggestion:
Head to head team Fantasy Suggestion:
Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Rishabh Pant
Batters: Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, David Warner
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur
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