Punjab Kings square off against Delhi Capitals (PBKS vs DC) in the 64th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Punjab Kings registered a convincing 54-run win over Bangalore in their previous outing. Batting first, Jonny Bairstow (66) and Liam Livingstone (70) led the charge, powering them to a massive total of 209/9. Their bowlers then repaid the faith as Bangalore were restricted to 155/9. Rabada was the pick of the lot with three wickets while Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar accounted for two each.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals also come into this game on the back of an eight-wicket victory against Rajasthan. In an all-round bowling effort, Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje and Mitchell Marsh all picked two wickets apiece to restrict Rajasthan to 160/6. David Warner (52*) and Mitchell Marsh (89) then ensured that they got over the line quite comfortably in the end.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2022 Match 64
Date and Time: May 16, Monday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
PBKS VS DC Predicted Playing XI
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), David Warner, Srikar Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje
This venue will provide a good batting surface. Batters can play their shots through the line. Bowlers have found it difficult. However, spinners are expected to get some assistance from the conditions. Batting is expected to be easier in the second half. Thus, bowling first is the ideal choice here.
PBKS VS DC MATCH PREDICTION
Both sides are in a must-win position in this game. Punjab Kings have had their issues with the bowling and the middle-order. Delhi Capitals seem to have a better all-round bowling attack, which would give them a slight edge. However, it will be a closely fought contest.
PBKS VS DC DREAM11 FANTASY SUGGESTIONS
Fantasy Team #1: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Rovman Powell, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Anrich Nortje
Captain: David Warner Vice-captain: Liam Livingstone
Fantasy Team #2: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Rovman Powell, Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Anrich Nortje, Arshdeep Singh
Captain: David Warner Vice-captain: Mitchell Marsh