Battle of power hitters as COVID-stricken Delhi Capitals clash with Punjab Kings

poona: Delhi Capitals will have to put the COVID scare in their camp behind them as they take on a hot and cold Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday.

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh had to be hospitalized after testing positive for COVID, bringing the total to four cases in the Capitals camp.

However, the other team members sent back negative tests on Monday and all IPL stakeholders will hope it stays that way when another round of testing is conducted on Tuesday.

Warner, Prithvi Shaw and Skipper Pant take on a powerful DC lineup against a Punjab unit that boasts of Shikhar Dhawan, in form Liam Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan.

While both teams aim for a return to winning ways, the batting unit that does well could be the difference.

Punjab could be bolstered by the return of regular skipper Mayank Agarwal, who missed the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad due to a toe injury.

A flamboyant Dhawan was in his element against Mumbai Indians, but consistency was an issue for the senior opener.

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