The Punjab Kings performed admirably against the Delhi Capitals in their most recent game, keeping their hopes of advancing to the next round alive. When they face the same opponents again in the 64th game of the Indian Premier League 2023, the team will be looking for a big win to improve their net run rate. The Capitals’ season is over, and the team that started with five straight losses will play for pride.
This season has been a disaster for the Delhi Capitals. They got off to a bad start and never recovered. Inconsistency with the bat and a poor bowling attack have doomed the team. The stakes would be high for the Punjab Kings, who would need to win convincingly. It will be interesting to see how the Kings approach this game, as they will be under a lot of pressure.
The 64th Match between Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals will take place on May 17th, 2023 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Match Details to Note
Match: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, 64th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 17, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Shikhar Dhawan’s team won the previous game, but the Punjab Kings captain will be concerned about the form of his batsmen. Apart from Prabhsimran Singh’s heroics, there wasn’t much to talk about in terms of batting. Dhawan wants more from his batsmen as they try to keep their playoff hopes alive in this game. They must play positive cricket and win by a large margin here.
Prabhsimran Singh hit a match-winning hundred in the previous game, and he hopes to maintain his form and lay a solid foundation with Shikhar Dhawan. Liam Livingstone has yet to live up to his potential, and he needs to score runs in the middle order alongside Jitesh Sharma and Sikandar Raza. Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, and Shahrukh Khan must all perform significant knockdowns in the order.
Rishi Dhawan and Sam Curran will look to trouble the Delhi Capitals’ top-order batsmen. Arshdeep Singh has shown consistency and, along with Harpreet Brar, should cause problems in the middle overs. The bowling attack is led by experienced bowlers Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, and Sikandar Raza.
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
Players to watch out for:
The 22-year-old right-hander scored ten fours and six sixes in the previous game and is one of only six players in this match to have hit a century.
The England all-rounder will be looking to make amends for poor scores of 15 and 4 in his last two innings after scoring 82 not out in the previous match.
The Australian bowling all-rounder has taken five wickets in the last three matches and has been in good form in T20 cricket over the last year.
Possible Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis (Impact Player)
David Warner wants to restore his team’s pride and confidence in what is now a lost battle. They’ve been inconsistent since the start of the season, and aside from a mid-season surge, there hasn’t been much to be proud of. Warner, who has performed admirably with the bat, must lead the team from the front if they are to have a chance in this game.
David Warner and Phillip Salt are an explosive pair who must set up a big opening wicket stand because the rest of the batting lineup is rusty. In this game, Rilee Rossouw, Mitchell Marsh, and Axar Patel will concentrate on forming alliances. Manish Pandey and Aman Hakim Khan will also contribute in the lower middle order.
To have an advantage over the Punjab Kings, Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma must bowl good lines and get early breakthroughs. Kuldeep Yadav and Praveen Dubey will be needed in the middle overs to support Axar Patel. They will also be looking for a better performance from Mitchell Marsh and Mukesh Kumar in this game.
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw
Players to watch out for:
When these two teams met in Match 59 on Saturday, the Australian left-hander hit ten fours and one six in his innings.
The keeper-batter has appeared in seven IPL 2023 matches, scoring 59 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and 87 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The right-arm pace bowler has had a very good season, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone in the last game against Punjab Kings.
Possible Playing XI:
David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey (Impact Player)
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Batsmen Worth Watching
Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, and Prabhsimran Singh are our batting picks for Punjab Kings. Livingstone has a strike rate of 146.54 and has scored over 5000 T20 runs. Dhawan is averaging 50.86 in this year’s IPL and has 52 50-plus scores in his career.
For the Delhi Capitals, we like David Warner, Phil Salt, and Mitchell Marsh at the plate. Marsh has been in excellent batting form over the last two years, scoring 24 50-plus runs in his T20 career. Salt has 30 half-centuries and a strike rate of 150.48 in T20 cricket.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Bowlers Worth Watching
Punjab Kings’ top bowlers are Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, and Harpreet Brar, in that order. Brar took 4-30 against the Delhi Capitals over the weekend and will look forward to bowling at the same players again in this game. Over the last three seasons, Singh has taken 44 wickets.
Our bowling recommendations for the Delhi Capitals are Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, and Kuldeep Yadav. Yadav can turn the ball on all surfaces and took a wicket in their most recent match. In the previous game, Axar Patel defeated Jitesh Sharma.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Head to Head
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals have previously defeated each other 15 times in IPL games. Earlier this season, Punjab Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 31 runs.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction
The wicket at this venue has turned juice in the early overs, allowing fast bowlers to move the ball. Chasing scores has proven to be easier than scoring runs. On this surface, the winning team would not hesitate to bowl first.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Pitch Report
The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala is one of the best wickets in India for fast bowlers. The ball moves here, which can cause confusion among the batsmen. Spinners must bowl tight lines because the ball does not turn as much on this track as it does on others in the country. Because of the smaller boundaries, batsmen always fancy their chances on this wicket.
Clear sky is forecast for Dharamshala, and we anticipate a good batting surface. Fast bowlers will enjoy bowling on this surface, and batsmen who set their sights on it will do well. We anticipate a low-scoring game, with the team batting first content with 180 runs.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Prediction
The Delhi Capitals must play freely in this game because they have already been eliminated from the playoffs. Their issue has been a lack of bat form and poor execution of bowling plans. The Capitals will give it their all as they play for pride. The Punjab Kings have strong openers and a strong bowling attack. While we expect this to be a close game, the Punjab Kings will take an early lead. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Punjab Kings is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.80.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Most Recommended Player for Bet:
On Saturday, Prabhsimran Singh scored 103 runs off 65 balls against this bowling attack, and he is a strong contender to be the Punjab Kings’ highest run scorer against the Delhi Capitals.