IPL 2021: Steven Smith returns to Delhi Capitals XI

Last updated on Apr 19, 2021, 12:17 pm
IPL 2021: Steven Smith returns to Delhi Capitals XI

The action shifts to Wankhede as Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings lock horns in the second match of double-header Sunday. Star batsman Steven Smith has been included in the DC XI. Smith was bought by the Capitals after Rajasthan Royals released him, considering his a lackluster performance in 2020. The Aussie batsman will provide stability at the top. Here is the complete team news.

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A look at the Playing XI of DC

DC Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (captain and wicket-keeper), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan and Lukman Meriwala

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Here is the Playing XI of PBKS

PBKS Playing XI: KL Rahul (wicket-keeper and captain), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Jalaj Saxena, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith and Arshdeep Singh.

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DC vs PBKS: A look at the changes

Australian batsman Smith, who was released by Rajasthan Royals after the last season, makes his debut for Delhi Capitals. Left-arm fast bowler Lukman Meriwala also gets a game. He starred for runners-up Baroda in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings have also made a change. They have drafted all-rounder Jalaj Saxena in place of M Ashwin.

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