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IPL 2024: PBKS vs DC Match Best Playing 11 for Both Teams

Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, the stars in focus as we look at the best playing 11 for PBKS vs DC Match 2 for IPL 2024. 

An amazing start to the IPL 2024 as CSK maintain their superb record against RCB at home. With that, it’s time for the second match of the IPL 2024 as the Punjab Kings take on the Delhi Capitals at Mohali. These two are a part of the three teams trio to have not won the trophy in the Indian Premier League. Both have played the IPL final once. While PBKS played in 2014, Delhi Capitals played in 2021. 

Both teams would want to start the 2024 campaign on a winning note, and for that, they do have a strong squad. While Punjab Kings will be led by their regular captain, Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals will be led by Rishabh Pant, who will be making a comeback this season after missing the last season due to injury. With two solid Captains in focus, both teams also boast of some brilliant players in their squad. 

The second match is a double header, and will be played at Mohali in the Saturday, afternoon. Given the weather conditions, teams will most likely choose to bat first. We can also expect a high-scoring contest given the afternoon game and fresh pitch being used. So, with the information available in front of us, let’s look at the IPL 2024 PBKS vs DC match 2 best playing 11 for both teams. 

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 2 – PBKS vs DC

Where: Mohali

When: March 23, 2023 // 3:30 pm IST

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Batters: Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia, Rilee Rossouw (o), Shashank Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c) & Shivam Singh

WKs: Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow (o) & Prabsimran Singh

All-rounders: Ashutosh Sharma, Chris Woakes (o), Harpreet Brar, Liam Livingstone (o), Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran (o), Sikandar Raza (o), Tanay Thyagarajann & Vishwanath Singh

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada (o), Nathan Ellis (o), Prince Choudhary, Rahul Chahar & Vidhwath Kaperappa

Punjab Kings Best Playing 11

Punjab Kings will mostly see Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow as their openers. Bairstow had missed the last season due to injury, but is expected to be fit for this season. With Dhawan and Bairstow at the top, Punjab Kings have a settled opening combination. However, the same can’t be said about the following two players.

Given the lack of options for PBKS, they only have Prabsimran Singh and Atharva Taide as the two best options for the number 3 and number 4 positions. There is clear inexperience here, and that will be the only area for PBKS to worry about. Following these four, we should see Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma for the finisher role. Both are aggressive players that will play a crucial role for PBKS.

Meanwhile, for the bowling lineup, PBKS are loaded, and they have six quality options including the impact player Rahul Chahar. For the pacers, PBKS have four solid options Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, and Harshal Patel. Whereas for the spin options, PBKS have Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar. With four pacers already present, PBKS may mostly opt for the spin of Harpreet Brar above the pace of Rishi Dhawan.    

IPL 2024 – PBKS vs DC Best Playing 11 for Punjab Kings

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Prabsimran Singh
  4. Atharva Taide
  5. Liam Livingstone
  6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  7. Sam Curran
  8. Harpreet Brar
  9. Harshal Patel
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Arshdeep Singh 
  12. Rahul Chahar (Impact Player)

PBKS Other Impact Players: Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaperappa & Shivam Singh

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Delhi Capitals (DC)

Batters: David Warner (o), Harry Brook (o), Prithvi Shaw, Swastik Chhikara & Yash Dhull 

WKs: Abhishek Porel, Kumar Khushagra, Ricky Bhui, Rishabh Pant (c), Shai Hope (o) &Tristan Stubbs (o)

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Jake McGurk (o), Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh (o) & Sumit Kumar

Bowlers: Anrich Nortje (o), Ishant Sharma, Jhye Richardson (o), Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Pravin Dubey, Rashik Dar & Vicky Ostwal

Delhi Capitals Best Predicted Playing 11 

Delhi Capitals will be delighted with the return of their Captain and leader, Rishabh Pant. With Rishabh Pant back, we should expect Delhi Capitals to have a full-force top-order in the form of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw. It will be an interesting season for both players as one is at the flag end of his career, and the other is only about to revive his career.

With the top 2 openers set, Delhi will see Mitchell Marsh and Rishabh Pant at 3 and 4 respectively. This is a solid top 4 if they can perform to their potential. While DC have a solid top 4, what follows this isn’t very inspiring. With Harry Brook missing, DC will mostly see Tristan Stubbs at the number 5 position, with Axar Patel and Kumar Khushagra following him. This doesn’t seem to be the most reliable, but a potential batting lineup.

Finally, for the bowling, the availability of Anrich Nortje will be the most important question. Nortje, only a few days ago, was playing in South Africa. So, it remains to be seen if he has already traveled to India. However, given the importance of IPL, it seems he should play, if available. With Nortje as the leading bowler, DC will have Kuldeep Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, and Khaleel Ahmed as the top important bowlers. 

IPL 2024 – PBKS vs DC Best Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals

  1. David Warner
  2. Prithvi Shaw
  3. Mitchell Marsh
  4. Rishabh Pant (c)
  5. Tristan Stubbs
  6. Axar Patel
  7. Kumar Khushagra (wk)
  8. Lalit Yadav
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Anrich Nortje
  11. Mukesh Kumar
  12. Khaleel Ahmed (Impact Player)

DC Other Impact Players: Yash Dhull, Ishant Sharma, Sumit Kumar & Pravin Dubey 

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for PBKS vs DC Match 2 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan & David Warner  

Wks: Rishabh Pant & Jonny Bairstow

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh & Liam Livingstone

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje & Kuldeep Yadav

CVC Choice: David Warner & Shikhar Dhawan

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Adesh Kothari

Adesh is an author at Cric8fanatic with over 20 years of experience following Cricket. Cricket to him is like what 'Football is to Lionel Messi', 'Singing is to Lata Mangeshkar', 'Dancing is to Michael Jackson', and what 'Acting is to Clint Eastwood'. Besides his effervescent love for Cricket, Adesh is an MBA by qualification.