IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS: Delhi elect to field
Delhi Capitals face Punjab Kings in the second game of Sunday's double-header, the 11th match of IPL 2021. Rishabh Pant has won the toss and elected to field in the evening encounter at Wankhede. The Punjab Kings were recently handed a one-sided defeat by Chennai Super Kings, while Delhi Capitals lost the final-over thriller to Rajasthan Royals. Here is more.
Toss remains a crucial factor
The Wankhede track has behaved differently in the last few games. Fast bowlers have been disarraying the batsmen with deceptive variations. Although the particular venue hasn't seen much dew after the initial games, toss remains an important factor. Batting second has been easier here as three of the four games have been won by the teams chasing this season so far.
A look at the head-to-head record
As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, Punjab Kings have dominated Delhi Capitals in the IPL. The two teams have met in 26 games, with Punjab winning 15 of them. They have a win percentage of 57.69 against DC. Meanwhile, DC have managed to win 11 games (win percentage: 42.31). Both the teams won a game against each other in the previous season.
Here are the interesting stats
Delhi Capitals would want to use Ravichandran Ashwin for stopping the Gayle Storm. The Indian off-spinner has dismissed Gayle as many as five times in the IPL, while Gayle has scored 51 runs off 61 balls against Ashwin. Interestingly, both the captains, Rishabh Pant (63.66) and KL Rahul (78.75) have an average of over 50 at the Wankhede Stadium.