IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS (KXIP) Stay Rating: Punjab lose Gayle, Rahul in succession after crossing 150 in opposition to Delhi


Welcome to Sportstar’s reside protection of the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.


Woakes to Gayle. OUT! The slower-one does the trick as Gayle slices it straight up within the air.

Woakes up for a brand new spell

Punjab 150/2 after 16 overs: Rabada to Rahul. OUT!  Rahul holes out to deep-midwicket, one wanting finishing 5000 T20 runs! New man Hooda comes into fill the void with as a lot audacity as his skipper as he hooks Rabada over third-man for a six first ball! Punjab has now crossed 150 with 4 overs to spare. 200 very effectively within the radar after the openers’ mauling.

 Rabada is again into the assault.

Punjab 140/1 after 15 overs: The distress piles on for the Capitals as Rahul is dropped at extra-cover by Woakes off the primary ball. A regulation likelihood goes lacking. Rahul makes Avesh Khan pay quickly after with a surprising hit over the extra-cover boundary for a six! Avesh continues to bowl in opposition to the sphere as Rahul slices a large, full supply previous the short-third fielder for one more boundary.

Punjab 128/1 after 14 overs: A bizarre run-up from the ‘scientist’ Ashwin forces Rahul and Gayle to patiently change strike with singles. The groups enter into the timeout not earlier than the birthday boy, KL Rahul marched onto one more fifty.

Most 50+ scores within the first 75 IPL innings:-
24: KL Rahul
23: Gayle
21: Marsh
21: Warner
18: Rahane

Punjab 124/1 after 13 overs: Meriwala to Mayank. OUT! Excessive into the night time sky however Shikhar Dhawan makes no mistake
in pouching that one. Full and large exterior off and it was there to be hit however Mayank tried a slice over level that minimal energy on it. The ball lobbed up with no distance on it and Meriwala lastly has one thing to rejoice. Meriwala retains it tight all through the over because the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle joins KL Rahul. Mayank Agarwal c Dhawan b Meriwala 69 (36b 7×4 4×6)

Meriwala comes again into the assault.

Punjab 120/0 after 12 overs: A high-quality over from Avesh as Agarwal and Rahul accept the singles – practically coming off each supply. Rahul survives after Prithvi Shaw’s good effort shouldn’t be sufficient to cease a ballistic heave. Apparently, it flew to Shaw on the total and would go down as a dropped likelihood.

Punjab 114/0 after 11 overs: Mayank goes bonkers!! Rabada has been stifled with three large sixes in a 20-run over. The complete-delivery first-up is pummeled over long-off earlier than two free brief deliveries are hooked far into the stands behind backward sq. leg.

Rabada is again on, changing Ashwin.

Punjab 94/0 after 10 overs: Avesh is on the cash from ball one. Respectable tempo and tailing in sharply to just do sufficient to beat Mayank’s exterior edge. Agarwal, nevertheless, hooks Avesh’s slower one to deliver up a 25-ball fifty! What an innings has this been, leaving KL Rahul approach behind within the assault.

Properly, one wonders what the plans have been for the night time. Avesh Khan enters the assault for the primary time.

Punjab 87/0 after 9 overs: Mayank on the prowl! Ashwin is distributed down the bottom first ball for a big six. Irritating for the offie as a misfield by Meriwala at short-third gives one other freebie for Mayank who strikes to 46.

Punjab 74/0 after 8 overs: Rahul will get into the onslaught! Lalit’s brief supply is fastidiously stomped in direction of the deep mid-wicket fence earlier than a tasty lower leaves Rabada glues to his mark at level.

Lalit Yadav enters the assault

Punjab 63/0 after  7 overs: A superb over from Ashwin forces Agarwal and Rahul to stay to the singles. Ashwin has stored the stump-to-stump line in a uncommon over and not using a boundary.

Punjab 59/0 after 6 overs: Rabada units off on a mistaken word as a large supply exterior the off-stump is slashed previous level by Rahul. He sends in one other supply off-line to Rahul’s thighs that glides down the leg-side to the boundary. This a agency begin for Punjab regardless of Rahul and Agarwal going about issues in stark distinction. Rahul has discovered it robust to rotate strike freely as he finds himself on 23 (24) whereas Agarwal has pounced on any free supply whereas racing to 30 off simply 13 balls!

Kagiso Rabada replaces Meriwala

Punjab 50/0 after 5 overs:  Ashwin will get off to a very good begin by maintaining Rahul in examine. The offie will get it mistaken off the fifth ball as a brief, free supply is pulled to the sq. leg boundary with ease by the Punjab skipper.

Ashwin into the assault

Punjab 43/0 after 4 overs: Some respite for Meriwala in his second over, at the same time as Agarwal discovered the sq. leg fence as soon as once more. Simply eight runs conceded by the left-armer earlier than beating the surface edge off Rahul with a good looking away-seaming supply.

Punjab 35/0 after 3 overs: Boundaries coming thick and quick. Woakes misplaced his line and size as he continued to pump within the shorter stuff down the leg-side to Agarwal who accepted the reward with open arms and despatched them down the fine-leg boundary. 

Punjab 25/0 after 2 overs: A nervy begin for Meriwala as a large supply exterior the off-stump is creamed by KL Rahul on the entrance for 4. An agonising couple of deliveries comply with as Rahul is dropped by Steve Smith at level. Meriwala does effectively to search out the vanguard that forces Smith to stretch excessive however he fails to carry onto it. Lukman’s first over within the IPL could not get any worse as he provides away one other boundary off a no-ball, adopted by a cracking six and boundary by Mayank Agarwal.

Debutant Lukman Meriwala up with the ball.

Punjab 5/0 after 1 over: Woakes will get some high-quality form with the ball firstly. Rahul is compelled to defend on the entrance for the primary three balls earlier than Woakes despatched within the boundary ball, casually flicked by Rahul to the deep mid-wicket boundary.

Birthday boy KL Rahul on strike as Chris Woakes takes the brand new ball for Delhi.

GAME ON! In stroll the Delhi Capitals led by Rishabh Pant as Punjab openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stroll out to the center.


Delhi has introduced in Steve Smith as a substitute for Ajinkya Rahane within the top-order. Comparable traits up forward with the bat and the duo have shared comparable struggles within the current previous within the match. Can Smith take advantage of out of this chance? The Capitals has additionally been affected person in maintaining its tempo ace, Anrich Nortje on the bench regardless of being declared match-fit.

Most T20 matches performed earlier than IPL debut: (amongst Indians)

61 – Virat Singh

44 – Lukman Meriwala

40 – Sandeep Warrier

Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Lalit Yadav, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Lukman Meriwala

Punjab Kings: 1 Mayank Agarwal, 2 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Deepak Hooda, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Shahrukh Khan, 7 Jhye Richardson, 8 Jalaj Saxena, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Riley Meredith, 11 Arshdeep Singh


TOSS: Delhi Capitals wins the Toss and elects to subject

Rahul: You shortly replicate upon that innings, do not actually sit on it or dwell an excessive amount of. These issues occur with each group, each season, it is necessary that you just overlook it. You be taught slightly simply in case you are in that state of affairs once more. Jalaj Saxena is available in for M Ashwin.

Rishabh Pant:
 We are going to prefer to bowl first. Within the second innings there’s dew, so we have to make using the primary 10 overs. I’ve been speaking with the senior gamers and Ricky Ponting. Two modifications. Smith is available in for Curran. Meriwala additionally is available in. Smith can assist us on the prime.


6:50PM: We’ve got information! Steve Smith and Lukman Meriwala have been handed their caps within the Delhi Capitals huddle.  Some motion within the Punjab camp as effectively. Jalaj Saxena has acquired his maiden cap as effectively.

Massive day for 3 stars coming in from paths of their cricketing journey tonight. Steve Smith who went out-of-favour at his former facet Rajasthan Royals and started the season on the bench can have a shot at redemption tonight.  And so will Jalaj Saxena – the home large – have an opportunity to impress every one on the large stage. Regardless of racking up the runs and wickets in home cricket, the massive alternatives have hardly come his approach. Lukman Meriwala comes into the match after a scorching Syed Mushtaq Ali Event the place he was among the many top-wicket takers together with his slew of variations doing the injury.

Massive-hitters in Gayle and Rahul. Searing tempo in Rabada and Nortje. Who’s popping out on prime tonight?


Numbers Recreation

  • Birthday boy KL Rahul wants 62 runs to turn out to be the quickest Indian and second-fastest total to succeed in 5000 T20 runs.
  • Ravi Ashwin may options in his 250th T20 match throughout this sport. He’ll turn out to be the second Indian spinner after Ravindra Jadeja to succeed in the feat. Ashwin additionally wants one wicket to finish 250 T20 wickets to turn out to be the third Indian after Piyush Chawla and Amit Mishra.
  • Shikhar Dhawan will function in his fiftieth IPL match for Delhi Capitals. He has scored 1573 runs in 49 matches with 2 lots of and 14 fifties to this point.
  • Kagiso Rabada wants 1 wicket to finish 150 wickets in T20 cricket.
  • Nicholas Pooran has acquired off to a dismal begin with two geese in Punjab’s first two matches this season.
  • Ajinkya Rahane is 59 runs away from finishing 4000 IPL runs.

Disappointing defeats of their earlier outings, who’s picked up the brains out of the opposition to come back out on prime tonight?   –  BCCI/IPL

6:00PM – An enormous chase is brewing at Chepauk as KKR goals to battle on after a basic ABD-Maxi present. In the meantime, we start our build-up in direction of Tremendous Sunday’s second conflict goes up on the Wankhede.


The South African tempo mixture of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje getting their act collectively for Delhi Capitals was one of many highlights of the Indian Premier League 2020. The Capitals’ wait to see the duo in motion for the primary time this season shall be over in opposition to Punjab Kings on Sunday.

Rabada picked up two wickets in his maiden outing in 2021 in opposition to Rajasthan Royals. Nortje – after serving an prolonged isolation for 10 nights because of a false optimistic take a look at report for COVID-19 – shall be hungry for wickets.

The duo couldn’t have requested for a greater event to spew venom in opposition to an assault that appeared out of types in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings on Friday. Will probably be fascinating to see if Okay.L. Rahul’s boys can elevate themselves up after being plagued by Deepak Chahar’s swing.


IPL 2021: DC’s Nortje out of quarantine after false COVID-19 scare

Chris Woakes is more likely to preserve his berth owing to spectacular performances within the first two video games. Nortje is ready to exchange Tom Curran.

Kings opener Mayank Agarwal, who had smashed 100 within the in opposition to the Capitals within the final version, shall be eager on repeating the heroics. It was Agarwal’s ton that had set the match ablaze with a Tremendous Over deciding the sport.

Ponting: Not bowling Ashwin out a mistake on our behalf

Whereas the followers received’t thoughts a Tremendous Over, Kings shall be hoping that Agarwal, who has been quiet to this point, will get going to supply the much-needed assist to captain Rahul.

Full Squads:

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Steven Smith, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel


When: Sunday, April 18, 2021 


The IPL 2021’s eleventh match between Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings begins at 7:30 PM IST on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


IPL 2021 shall be aired Stay on Star Sports activities channels – Star Sports activities 1, Star Sports activities 1 HD, Star Sports activities 3 and Star Sports activities 3 HD. Will probably be streamed reside on Hotstar.