The teams of Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings going into the tournament after losing their previous matches, will face a thorn bump in the match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi defeated Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets unilaterally in their first match at this ground in Mumbai, but on the same ground, they faced a three-wicket defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals.
On the other hand, the Punjab team had defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs in their first match, but in the second match, they had to face defeat by six wickets at the hands of Chennai Super Kings.
Will Punjab Be Able To Learn From The Previous Defeat?
Chennai fast bowler Deepak Chahar took 4 wickets in his first 4 overs to give Punjab a shock that the team could not recover till the end and reached 106 runs in 20 overs. Chennai had no problem achieving this target and lost the target by losing four wickets. Punjab will now have to decide whether to field their Caribbean opener ‘Chris Gayle’ at the opening or third position.
Delhi is also heavily dependent on both of its openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw like Punjab. Shikhar and Prithvi went fiercely in the first match, so Delhi won the match easily, while in the second match, both were out cheaply and Delhi had to face defeat.
Let’s know how the predicted playing XI of both teams can be in this match-
Predicted playing XI of Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain, wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshadip Singh, and Mohammed Shami.
Predicted playing XI of Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (captain, wicketkeeper), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, and Kagiso Rabada.