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IPL: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings Predictions

Delhi Capitals will face the Punjab Kings in match number 32 of IPL 2022.

The Rishabh Pant-led side has won two out of the five games they have played so far this season and are currently placed at the eighth position on the points table.

Delhi suffered a 16-run defeat against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game as they failed to chase down a target of 190 runs.

David Warner scored 66 runs while Pant smashed 34 runs off just 17 deliveries.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings are having a mixed outing this season as they have won 3 and also lost 3 games and are currently standing at the seventh spot on the points.

Punjab also lost their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they were outplayed by the opposition in all three departments.

They were bowled out for 151 after batting first due to some exceptional bowling from Umran Malik who took 4 wickets.

Liam Livingstone scored 60 runs for Punjab Kings.

In reply, Hyderabad comfortably chased down the target with 7 wickets in hand.

Match News

The Delhi Capitals all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and 2 other support staff members have tested positive for Covid-19 and all the players in the Delhi squad have gone into isolation.

The South African pacer Anrich Nortje will probably return to the playing XI but the fitness still remains an issue for the pacer.

Match details

Teams: PBKS vs DC

Venue: Brabourne Cricket Stadium

Date: 20th April, Wednesday

Time: 7:00 pm IST

Average 1st innings score

The average 1st innings total at this venue is 170.

Head to head record

Here are the head-to-head results between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings in IPL history.

Total Matches Played: 28

PBKS won: 15

DC won: 13

Tie/no results: 0

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium helps both the bowling and fielding sides as we have seen in the previous two games at this venue.

Defending targets will be very difficult on this pitch and both captains will like to bowl first here.

DC Probable Playing 11

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje

PBKS Probable Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep

Star bowler of the match

Rahul Chahar has been the best bowler for Punjab this season and has picked up 9 wickets in 6 matches so far.

He also took two wickets in the previous match and he will be the star bowler of match 32.

Star batsman of the match

Liam Livingstone scored a brilliant knock of 60 runs in the previous game for Punjab.

He has been the key player for his side in the middle overs and is likely to shine once again with the bat.

Star Wicketkeeper of the match

Rishabh Pant is having an excellent season behind the stumps and he is also scoring runs for his side.

Pant will be the best wicketkeeper in today’s match.

Star all-rounder of the match

Shardul Thakur has not got enough chances with both bat and ball this season.

But he is a very superb all-rounder and he is expected to shine with both bat and ball against Punjab Kings.

Who will win?

 Both Punjab and Delhi have lost their previous game and they will be desperate to win this game and gain their confidence back.

Delhi Capitals have a good lineup but things are not going so well for them.

Punjab Kings have an upper hand over Delhi Capitals in the previous encounters but the toss will play a crucial role in the result of this game.

If we look at the team combination then Punjab Kings are ahead of Delhi Capitals

Hence, our prediction for match 32 is that Punjab Kings will beat Delhi Capitals.

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