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Will Rishabh Pant keep wickets? Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings Likely XI, PBKS vs DC head-to-head record

Published - 23-MAR-2024 7:51 IST | Updated - 23-MAR-2024 7:51 IST

G11-Fantasy Cricket Prediction for Today's Match

IPL has always been blessed with the biggest cricketers in the world but in its glittering exitance of 17 years, it is hard to find matches which were centred on one player alone. The IPL 2024 match no.2 between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings is so much about Rishabh Pant and him alone that it could well be the first such instance

Pant is coming back after 15 months. He survived a horrific car crash. He was in crutches for months. Took a few more months to hold a cricket bat and some more to be declared IPL-ready. But he finally is after an immense show of grit, courage and determination.

It's a unique amalgamation of relief and excitement between fans and experts alike to see Pant back on the cricket field. Will he still still be able hit those one-handed sixes? Can he last the entire tournament? Will he be able to keep wickets? The questions are there but so is the satisfaction to see ready to lead DC again.

The newly-constructed Maharaja Yadavindra Singh cricket stadium in Mullanpur will have all the answers on a Saturday evening.

It is not yet clear whether Pant will start his keeping duties immediately. In case he doesn't, DC will fall back on either West Indian Shai Hope or South Africa's Tristan Stubbs.

DC have a potent fast-bowling arsenal but their spearhead Anrich Nortje is yet to arrive in India.

Warner, who recently retired from Test cricket, will be hoping to make a mark and secure a spot in the T20 World Cup-bound Australian side.

In Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Pant and Stubbs, DC have explosive batting line-up, while Anrich Nortje will lead their bowling attack in the company of Indian veteran Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel.

 

DC Likely (If batting first):

David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), Tristan Stubbs, Abishek Porel, Kumar Kushagra, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma. 

 

DC likely XI (If bowling first):

David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), Tristan Stubbs, Abishek Porel, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed. 

2024-03-23 07:51:06

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