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Dr DY Patil Sports Academy Pitch Report for Punjab vs Delhi Match
Although the wicket at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy has encouraged free stroke play, chasing has been the preferred option. 10 out of 18 games have been won by the teams chasing.
Time: 16 May, 7.00 PM IST
Probable Playing Teams for Punjab & Delhi
Probable XI for Punjab: Jonny Bairstow*, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa*, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone*, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada*, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh
Probable XI for Delhi: David Warner*, Srikar Bharat/Sarfraz Khan/Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh*, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell*, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje*
Power Players for Punjab vs Delhi Match
Kagiso Rabada has been setting up games for Punjab through his inspired bowling. Currently, he is the leading wicket-taker (21 at 16.38) amongst the pacers, including two 4-fers in the last five games.
Three out of four of David Warner’s half-centuries this season have resulted in a Delhi win. His tally of 427 runs have come at an impressive strike rate of 153.
Spotting the ball and whacking it long has been Liam Livingstone’s approach in this edition. He has generated plenty of bonus fantasy points by slamming 29 sixes.
Smart Picks for Punjab vs Delhi Match
After a series of low scores in the first seven innings, Jonny Bairstow finally appears to have found his mojo with scores of 56 and 66 in the last two outings.
Kuldeep Yadav might have bagged 18 wickets in this tournament, but he has got only 1 wicket in his last four matches.
Jitesh Sharma has demonstrated that he can use the long handle to good effect in times of need. With the gloves, he has pouched 5 catches in his last five matches.
Delhi will be delighted with Mitchell Marsh’s all-round heroics (89 runs and 2 wickets) in the last match against Rajasthan. If he remains fit, fantasy players are likely to benefit big time.
In his last five games, Shikhar Dhawan has added 188 runs, including two unbeaten knocks of 62* and 88*. At the DY Patil, his scores for the season read 62, 8, and 43.
If Delhi are to keep their playoff hopes alive, Rishabh Pant will soon have to come to the party. He has added only 106 runs in his last five innings.
It’s been five innings since Mayank Agarwal scored over 25. In fact, he has only managed 195 runs at 19.50 in this edition. Sooner than later, the Punjab skipper will have to rise to the occasion.
Although Arshdeep Singh has maintained an impressive economy of 7.69, he has only 7 scalps to his credit in 12 games. These numbers haven’t been encouraging on the fantasy cricket front.
Punjab vs Delhi Match Preview
The tournament is reaching its business end as both Punjab and Delhi eye the playoffs spot. Interestingly, both teams have 12 points each in as many games. However, when they met earlier in the tournament, Delhi convincingly beat Punjab by 9 wickets. Given what’s at stake, we can expect a thriller of a contest.
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