Indian T20 League 2021: Match 11 - Delhi vs Punjab - MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Indian T20 League 2021: Match 11 – Delhi vs Punjab – MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Prithvi Shaw is the X-Factor player in MPL Fantasy for this match.

Match Details

Match 11 – Delhi vs Punjab

Date & Time – April 18, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Preview

Two teams, Delhi and Punjab, who lost their respective previous games in the ongoing Indian T20 League will face each other in match 11 of the tournament on a Super Sunday. The Rishabh Pant-led side tried hard to defend a modest total of less than 150 but Rajasthan were too good on the day. Punjab, however, went down meekly to Chennai in a low-scoring affair. Expect both teams to come hard at each other to register their second win.

Probable Playing XIs

Delhi

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tom Curran/Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Punjab

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Top Picks of the Match

Rishabh Pant (Delhi)

The Delhi skipper is undoubtedly a match-winner. He is just settling into the captaincy mode and a big knock is only around the corner it seems. Pant stabilised the innings during a collapse in the previous game scoring 51 runs off just 32 balls. The southpaw will definitely look to play a big knock in this game.

Mohammed Shami (Punjab)

Mohammed Shami has returned to full fitness after getting injured in Australia in December 2020. He has looked decent in the first two matches and was the best bowler for Punjab in the losing cause against Chennai. Shami has accounted for four scalps so far and will be a key player again for Punjab if they are to restrict Delhi.

X-Factor Player

Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw tends to make amends soon after his failures. He started the season with a scintillating knock against Chennai but played a poor shot against Rajasthan to get out. Expect the Mumbai lad to lit up Wankhede with his exceptional batting once again. Due to his ability to take the game on early, he is the X-Factor player for this encounter.

Fantasy Teams

Fantasy Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Rishabh Pant (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Woakes, Deepak Hooda, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith

Fantasy Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Prithvi Shaw (C), Chris Gayle (VC), Ajinkya Rahane, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Jhye Richardson, Arshdeep Singh

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.