Two teams from North India will play today Indian T20 League match in Mumbai to decide the ‘King in the north’ in this Delhi vs Punjab game. The live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
We have mentioned probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, today's weather report, and today's match prediction in this article.
Delhi and Punjab will battle it out in this Delhi vs Punjab game. Both the teams have played two games each in this edition of the Indian T20 League.
Both Delhi and Punjab have battled it out against Chennai and Rajasthan. Delhi defeated Chennai in its first game comfortably. But same was not the case of Punjab's win over Rajasthan.
Rajasthan won the toss and made Punjab bat first. Punjab went all guns blazing at the Wankhede. The first wicket came early for Rajasthan when it removed Mayank Agarwal for 14 off nine balls.
But this did not influence the run-rate of Punjab. Punjab managed to make 46 runs in the mandatory powerplay.
Riyan Parag got the hold of Gayle’s wicket on the penultimate delivery of the tenth over. After Gayle walked out, Deepak Hooda came out to join KL Rahul in the middle.
In the first ten overs, Punjab made 89 runs. Both the players had their legs on the accelerator. The scorecard was the witness of the carnage that both of them brought to the bowlers from Rajasthan. Hooda made a half-century off just 20 balls.
Chris Morris removed him on the third ball of the 17th over. Hooda made 64 off 28 balls.
Morris also dismissed Nicolas Pooran for a golden duck. Chetan Sakariya dismissed KL Rahul on the second ball of the 19th over. He made 91 off 50 balls and missed his well-deserved century by a mark of just nine runs.
Punjab made 221 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.
Rajasthan’s Chetan Sakariya, who was on a debut, ended the match with a figure of 31 for 3 in 4 overs. No batsmen could hit a six off his deliveries.
Rajasthan’s fielder dropped four to five crucial catches during Punjab’s innings.
Stokes and Manan Vohra opened the innings for Rajasthan. Mohammed Shami opened the bowling for Punjab.
Shami removed Stokes on the third ball of the over. Samson came out to bat at the third position.
Arshdeep Singh removed Vohra on the second delivery of the third over. It could have been two if Rahul had taken the catch on the fourth ball.
Wickets kept falling at regular intervals, but Samson kept standing on one end.
Rajasthan made 95 runs in ten overs, and it required 127 runs in the last ten. At the end of the fifteenth over, Rajasthan made 154 runs with a loss of four wickets.
Rajasthan required 68 off the last 30 deliveries. The equation came down to 13 off six balls.
Arshdeep Singh bowled the last over of the game. Samson denied a single to Morris of the penultimate delivery. Rajasthan needed five runs to win off the last delivery. Samson lofted the last delivery towards long-off which was caught by Hooda.
Rajasthan lost the game by four runs.
Out of the 26 matches that both the teams have played, Delhi has won 11, and Punjab has won 15.
Punjab has an edge over Delhi in these Punjab vs Delhi head to head encounters.
Delhi has won three games while batting first and eight games while batting second in all the Delhi vs Punjab encounters.
Punjab has won five games while batting first and ten games while batting second in Punjab vs Delhi games.
Delhi’s average score while batting first in Delhi vs Punjab games is 144.5 while batting second it is 140.3.
Punjab has an average of 147 runs in the first innings and 138 in the second innings in Punjab vs Delhi games.
A total of 18 players have played for both Punjab and Delhi in the past.
Virender Sehwag played ten matches against Punjab while playing for Delhi. He made 250 runs in ten games with an average of 31.25 and a strike rate of 166.67.
While playing for Punjab, he made 80 runs in 4 Delhi vs Punjab games. These runs came with an average of 20 and a strike rate of 111.11.
David Miller has made 322 runs in 14 matches with an average of 35.78 and a strike rate of 115.83.
Shreyas Iyer has made 298 runs in 11 matches with an average of 29.8 and a strike rate of 121.63.
Sandeep Sharma took 14 wickets in 8 matches that he played for the franchise.
A total of 18 players have played for both the franchise, including the likes of Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene, who have captained both the teams.
Sehwag played for Delhi from 2008 to 2012. He played for the Punjab team in 2015.
Jayawardene played for Punjab in the 2010 season and then for the Delhi team from 2012 to 2013.
Punjab has its full squad available for today's Indian T20 League match. Delhi will miss the services of Anrich Nortje in today match playing 11, who tested positive for the coronavirus on 14th April.
The Punjab playing 11 today might look like this:
The Delhi playing 11 today game might look like this:
Rahul gave proof regarding his form in the first match of the league against Rajasthan.
Last year, he made 670 runs in 14 games with an average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34. He also hit five half-centuries and a century.
He has hit two consecutive centuries in the last two years. This year he would be hoping to make it three in a row.
Punjab’s new recruit has not got many opportunities to showcase his skills in the league until now.
But he is a destructive middle-order batsman who can take away the game from the opponent at any point in the game.
The fact that Punjab purchased him for 5.25 crores from his base price of 20 lakhs speaks a volume about his skills. Delhi, Bangalore, and Punjab had gone into the battle to win the services of the all-rounder.
He is captaining the Delhi team for the first time. He would like to guide his team to victory, just like Sanju Samson did in the match against Punjab. Samson is also captaining his side for the first time.
Pant will have an immense role in the star-studded batting lineup of Delhi. The wicket-keeper batsman is most likely to go all guns blazing at the Wankhede in this Delhi vs Punjab encounter.
Rabada has been a significant link for the Delhi team in the Indian T20 League. His tally of 30 wickets last year was the reason behind Delhi’s qualification to the playoffs.
With him being back in the side, Delhi will feel more confident on a pitch like Wankhede, where batsmen go bonkers right from the word go.
Without a doubt, you can go for KL Rahul or Rishabh Pant as the captain of your fantasy cricket playing 11.
The likes of Kagiso Rabada or Mohammed Shami can be the vice-captain of your fantasy team in this Delhi vs Punjab game.
You can pick this team to win maximum in the Indian T20 League match today.
Delhi and Punjab will play this match at the Wankhede Stadium. Not once in this tournament, it has appeared that this cricket pitch is not a batsmen’s heaven.
Defending a total on this cricket pitch will still be a daunting task. The today pitch report predicts that pitch will again provide bounce and swing in the first innings.
In the second innings, bowlers will have a hard time finding the perfect line and length.
There might also be dew in the second half of the game, which will help the team batting in the second innings of this Delhi vs Punjab game.
Weather report today predicts that the temperature will remain between 22°C to 32°C.
The weather report in Mumbai also predicts that a partly cloudy atmosphere will be there throughout today.
Today weather report points towards humidity staying around 75%, and 14% cloud cover will be there.
According to this weather report, one can easily understand that the chances of rain are very low.
Tomorrow weather report also suggests that the temperature will remain the same in the city.
On a pitch like Wankhede, toss becomes an important point. The toss can shape the entire course of the match.
The team winning the toss has a tremendous advantage over the other team. With dew in the latter half and no support to the bowlers either, batting becomes pleasanter in the second innings.
Hence, no score is a safe score on this pitch.
Delhi has more depth in its bowling lineup compared to Punjab. The addition of Kagiso Rabada is a crucial factor in Todays match prediction.
Batsmen will always have a good day at the Wankhede. The bowlers will be a key factor in this match and will decide the match prediction today.
Our today cricket match prediction is Delhi might be the winner against Punjab and the eventual king in the north.
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