Punjab Kings will face the Delhi Capitals in match 64 of IPL 2022 on Monday at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
PBKS has won 6 out of their 12 games and they are currently standing at the 7th spot on the points table while Delhi Capitals are placed at the 5th position with 6 wins and 6 defeats from their 12 matches.
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals will face each other for the second time this season.
Delhi Capitals have registered a comfortable 3-wicket victory over Punjab in that game.
Performance in the previous match:
Delhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in their previous game.
DC comfortably chased down the target of 161 runs with 11 balls to spare.
David Warner scored an unbeaten 62 runs while Mitchell Marsh smashed 89 runs and also grabbed 2 wickets for his side.
Punjab Kings won their last match by 54 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Batting first, Punjab Kings scored 209 runs with the loss of 9 wickets.
RCB was only able to reach 155 runs and lost the game by 54 runs.
Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow scored 72 and 6y runs respectively while Kagiso Rabada picked up 3 wickets for Punjab Kings in that game.
Teams: DC vs PBKS
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date: 16th May, Monday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 165
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 29
DC won: 14
PBKS won: 15
Tie/no results: 0
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai helps the batting side but the bowlers can also take benefit from this pitch by bowling in the right areas.
The dew factor will also play a crucial role as the game progresses because it is a night game.
Bowling second will be quite difficult due to dew and both these sides will like to bowl first on this pitch.
DC Probable Playing 11
David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya
PBKS Probable Playing 11
Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal ©, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Star bowler of the match
Kagiso Rabada picked up 3 wickets in the last match and he is the 3rd leading wicket-taker of the season with 21 wickets in just 11 games.
Rabada will be the star bowler in this match.
Star batsman of the match
David Warner has scored 427 runs in 10 games and he is currently 3rd highest run-scorer this season.
Warner has scored a fifty in the last encounter against Punjab and he is most likely to shine once again against Punjab Kings.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Rishabh Pant is excellent behind the stumps but he also needs to score some big runs with the bat to lead his side into the top 4.
Pant is the predicted star keeper in this match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Mitchell Marsh scored a brilliant knock of 89 runs from just 62 balls in the previous match.
Marsh also picked up two wickets and he is expected to shine with both bat and ball in this match.
Who will win?
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals have the same points but due to a bit less net run rate, PBKS are standing below Delhi on the points table.
Both teams are keen to win this match and keep their playoffs chances alive.
RCB is placed at the 4th position with 14 points so, the winner of this match can replace RCB in the top 4 because both Punjab and Delhi have a better net run rate as compared to RCB.
Delhi Capitals have a slight edge over Punjab due to their victory against them earlier this season.
Punjab will be keen to display better performance and not repeat their mistakes in this important game.
Our prediction for match 64 is that Delhi Capitals will beat Punjab Kings.