IPL 2022 DC Vs PBKS Match Prediction: Delhi Capitals Will Lock Horns With Punjab Kings
Delhi Capitals will lock horns with Punjab Kings in Match 64 of IPL 2022 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on 16th May (Monday).
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals will clash for the second time this season. In their previous encounter, Punjab Kings were completely outplayed by Delhi Capitals in all three departments of the game. PBKS were all-out on just 115 runs and DC comfortably chase down the total in the 11th over with 9 wickets in hand. David Warner scored 60* runs off just 30 balls in that game for DC.
Punjab Kings have played 12 matches so far, winning 6 and losing 6 and they are placed in the 7th position with 12 points whereas, Delhi Capitals have also won 6 and lost 6 out of their 12 games but they are placed at the 5th position due to better net run-rate.
Delhi Capitals were excellent in their last match as they registered a convincing 8-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals. Batting first, RR managed to reach 160-8 from their 20 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin and Devdutt Padikkal scored 50 and 48 runs respectively for their side. Chetan Sakariya, Mithell Marsh, and Anrich Nortje picked a couple of wickets each.
In reply, Delhi Capitals comfortably chased down the total with 11 balls to spare. Mitchell Marsh scored 89 runs off just 62 balls. Marsh smashed 5 fours and 7 sixes with a strike rate of 143.55 while David Warner remained unbeaten on 52 runs from 41 balls, including 5 fours and a six.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings won their last game by 54 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab Kings posted 209-9 on the board from their 20 overs. Liam Livingstone scored 72 runs off just 42 balls while his countryman Jonny Bairstow also smashed 66 runs from only 29 deliveries including 7 sixes and 4 fours. Harshal Patel picked up 4 wickets for RCB in that game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore only managed to reach 155-9 from their 20 overs and Glenn Maxwell was the top-scorer for them with 35 runs. Kagiso Rabada continued his excellent bowling form and picked up 3 wickets for just 21 runs from his 4 overs. Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar also grabbed 2 wickets each for PBKS in that game.
DC vs PBKS Match Details
- Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
- Date & Time: May 16, 7:30 PM
- Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
DC vs PBKS Pitch Report
The pitch at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy assists both the batting and bowling sides. The batters can score quick runs on this pitch while the spinners can also prove lethal here in the middle overs. The dew will also play a big role as the match progresses so, both teams will like to bowl first on this track.
The temperature will is expected to hover around 31°C on Monday. The humidity will be almost 69% with 16km/hr wind speed during match timings. There are only no chances of rain during the match on 16th May.
Average 1st innings total:
The average 1st innings total at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai is 165
Probable Playing XIs for DC vs PBKS
Delhi Capitals Playing XIs
David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya
Punjab Kings Playing XIs
Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings that will help us to decide which side has an upper hand over their opposition in IPL history.
- Total Matches Played: 29
- DC won: 14
- PBKS: 15
- No result: 0
Possible Top Performers
Probable Best Batter of the Match: David Warner
David Warner is having a superb season with the bat and the SRH management would be cursing themselves for dropping him last year. David Warner is currently the third-highest run-scorer of this edition of IPL with 427 runs from just 10 games with an average of 61.00 and a strike rate of 152.50.
The veteran left-hander has so far smashed 5 half-centuries which is the most by any player this season. He also scored a fifty in the last game and he is expected to play another good knock for his side against Punjab Kings on Monday.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match: Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada has been quite impressive with the bowl for Punjab Kings this season. He claimed a 3-wicket haul in the last match that helped his side to defend 210 runs in the last match against RCB.
Kagiso Rabada is currently the third-highest wicket-taker of IPL 2022. He has picked up 21 wickets from just 11 games this season with an excellent average of 16.38 and two four-wicket hauls. Rabada will be a key bowler for Punjab Kings in this match and he has a chance to gain the purple cap by delivering another outstanding performance with the bowl.
DC vs PBKS Who Will Win:
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals have equal points but due to a better net run rate DC is placed above the Punjab Kings on the points table. Both teams have a chance to enter the top 4 by winning this match because RCB has a lower run rate as compared to these two.
Delhi Capitals have already defeated Punjab Kings this season so, their confidence will be quite high against them. Delhi Capitals have a strong batting lineup while Punjab Kings have an in-form bowling attack with the likes of Rabada and Rahul Chahar hence, it will be a great contest between Delhi’s batting and Punjab’s bowling. The team combination of Delhi Capitals is looking a bit better than Punjab Kings in this match.
Hence, we predict that DC will beat PBKS in match 64 of this season.
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