Punjab vs Delhi (PUN vs DEL), Match 11 Details
Match: Punjab vs Delhi, Match 11
Date: 18th April 2021
Time: 07: 30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match Officials: Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (IND), Paul Reiffel (AUS) and Sundaram Ravi (IND), Referee: Manu Nayyar (IND)
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Match 11 of the "Indian T20 League, 2021" will be played between Punjab and Delhi (PUN vs DEL). The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Punjab have played 2 matches in the series and they are currently ranked sixth on the points table, while Delhi have also played 2 matches in the series and they are currently ranked third on the points table.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 38 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where Shikhar Dhawan was the Man of the Match and Punjab beat Delhi by 5 wickets. Nicholas Pooran scored the highest fantasy points for Punjab with 77 match fantasy points while Shikhar Dhawan topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Delhi with 144 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Punjab against Chennai, Chennai beat Punjab by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for PUN was Shahrukh Khan who scored 73 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Rajasthan, Rajasthan beat Delhi by 3 wickets. The top fantasy player for DEL was Rishabh Pant who scored 84 fantasy points.
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The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 9 matches is 162 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 56% of its matches. So the toss does not make much of a difference here.
Pacers have been very successful at this Venue. They have earned 75% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
Head to Head
In the 26 matches played between these 2 teams, Punjab have won 15 matches and Delhi have won 10 matches. Punjab Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for Delhi.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs DEL: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Lokesh Rahul was run out in the last match which was unfortunate and scored only 5 runs. Had he bat long, more runs would have come from his bat.
Even after scoring so low, he did take 1 catch and thus ended the match with 18 fantasy points which was still enough for him to be in the Dream team (given that he is a wicketkeeper).
This is the advantage of selecting KL Rahul as very seldom times, does he not perform with the bat and even if the same happens, his wicketkeeping covers up the fantasy points and thus he ends up on the Dream team often.
He has a Fantasy Gully Rating of 9.6 which is the highest among all players for his match and should be included in the fantasy team.
As context, his scores in his last 5 T20s at this venue (Wankhede) read 5, 91, 91, 100* & 94 and thus you can expect him to bounce back in this match.
After scoring a brilliant 85 in the first match, Dhawan got out cheaply in the 2nd match for a single digit score (9 from 11 balls). But that has been the pattern of scoring runs for Shikhar.
He has scored 106*, 0, 56, 30, 11, 0* and 77 in his last 7 matches against Punjab and thus has given loads or nothing fantasy points in these matches.
Given that he scored a single digit score in the last match, he can be a good pick for this one going by his run scoring pattern, but still can be a risky pick.
Interestingly, Dhawan has increased his batting strike rate in the last 3 seasons by a lot and thus you can get more bonus points apart from runs.
He has the record of scoring the most fours in the Indian T20 league (602) and is the only one who has hit more than 600 fours in this tournament.
Pant was back at his best as his scored a fifty in the last match and thus gave a total of 84 fantasy points in the last match which was the 3rd highest by a player for that match.
Wankhede has been a happy hunting ground for him in the Indian T20 league as in his 5 matches here, he has scores of 51, 15*, 78*, 47 & 0 all of which have come at a collective strike rate of 193 which proves that with him, bonus points in the form of fours and sixes are guaranteed if he scores big.
In his last 10 T20 matches, Pant has given an average of 37 fantasy points which is again a very good number and considering even if he scores less runs there is always a scope that can be covered with his wicketkeeping skills and thus he can end up in the dream team more often.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs DEL: Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada was back after completing his quarantine and continued exactly from where he had left the last season by taking 2/30 vs Rajasthan and thus returning with 72 fantasy points.
Against Punjab, he has played in 5 matches and has taken a total of 4 two-wicket hauls against them and thus has guaranteed at least 50 fantasy points in 4 out of these 5 matches.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.8 which is the highest among all bowlers and 3rd highest among all players for this fixture and thus can be a great candidate for captain/vice-captain.
Speaking about his form, he has given an average of 59 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches and thus he should be the first-choice bowler to be picked in your fantasy team.
Given that this season Wankhede has been a great venue for fast bowlers, especially in the powerplay overs, Rabada can be a great pick against the mighty top order of Punjab.
Shami has played 4 matches against Delhi in the Indian T20 league and in these 4 matches he has bowling figures of 2/28, 3/15, 1/21 & 2/27 and thus in every match he has given loads of fantasy points (estimated average of 50+ fantasy points per match).
Moreover, Wankhede has become his favourite hunting ground as he has taken 2/21, 2/23, 2/25, 3/21 & 1/36 in his 5 T20 matches at this venue and thus has guaranteed fantasy points whenever he has played at this venue.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.2 going by his record against Delhi and at Wankhede and thus should be a must-have among bowlers. Also, he has given an average of 44 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches which also proves that he is in good form.
With 5 wickets in 2 matches (3/32 & 2/23), Avesh Khan has proved to be a very good pick this season.
He has given 83 & 74 fantasy points respectively in his 2 matches this season.
In fact, little does everyone know that he has entered this season of Indian T20 league on the back of a splendid performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali in which he took 14 wickets in just 5 matches.
He had taken at least a wicket in each of these 5 matches which goes to show that he guaranteed fantasy points in every match.
His Fantasy Gully rating is 7.8 which is the 3rdhighest among all bowlers for this fixture.
Given that he has a low credit across different fantasy platforms, he is a budget friendly pick.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs DEL: All-Rounders
Chris Woakes has been a good addition for Delhi this season as he has given 77 & 70 fantasy points in his 2 matches so far this season.
Woakes has played in only 20 matches in the Indian T20 league and has taken 29 wickets along-with 78 runs scored in odd matches which accounts for an average of 45+ fantasy points per match; a quite decent number for an all-rounder.
Woakes has played 3 times against Punjab and in these 3 matches he has taken 2/36, 2/20 & 2/30 and thus has regularly given 50+ fantasy points in each of these matches.
In the last match, he proved that he can be more than handy with the bat as well as he scored 15* which was a bonus, and you can expect him to score the same consistently given he gets to face some deliveries at the back end of the innings.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs DEL: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Delhi are Rishabh Pant with 84 match fantasy points. Avesh Khan with 83 match fantasy points and Chris Woakes with 77 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Punjab are Shahrukh Khan with 73 match fantasy points. Mohammed Shami with 67 match fantasy points and Arshdeep Singh with 35 match fantasy points.
Top Fantasy Predictions for PUN vs DEL: Captain and Vice-Captain
KL Rahul has a fantasy rating of 9.64, an X-Factor of 65 and an average of 69 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Shikhar Dhawan has an X-Factor of 90, an average of 53.2 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.14.
Kagiso Rabada has an X-Factor of 65, a fantasy rating of 8.79 and an average of 59.2 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Chris Woakes has a fantasy rating of 8.74, an X-Factor of 52 and an average of 57.3 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
Mohammed Shami has a fantasy rating of 8.24, an X-Factor of 58 and an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games.
PUN vs DEL, Indian T20 League, 2021 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestion
Wicket-Keepers: R. Pant and K. Rahul
Batters: S. Dhawan, P. Shaw and C. Gayle
All-Rounders: C. Woakes, J. Saxena and D. Hooda
Bowlers: K. Rabada, A. Khan and M. Shami
Captain: K. Rahul
Vice-Captain: S. Dhawan