Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will lock horns in match number 32 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Both DC and PBKS have played well in patches but haven’t found the consistency so far in IPL 2022.
DC openers Prithvi Shaw and David Warner have laid strong foundations for the side this season but haven’t found able support from the middle order. DC’s overseas star bowler Mustafizur Rahim has also struggled in the absence of Anrich Nortje. Leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav’s form is the only positive for the Rishabh Pant-led side in the bowling department.
PBKS, meanwhile, will have their regular captain Mayank Agarwal return to the side after missing the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan, who is 11 runs short of becoming only the second player to touch 6000 runs, is also in fine form.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2022 standings
Punjab Kings are currently placed seventh on the points table with three wins and three losses and a net run-rate of +0.109.
Delhi Capitals are languishing at eighth on the points table with the two wins from five matches and a net run-rate of +0.219.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2022 odds
Dafabet: Delhi Capitals 2.04, Punjab Kings 1.87
Bet365: Delhi Capitals 2.00, Punjab Kings 1.80
10Cric: Delhi Capitals 1.98, Punjab Kings 1.80
Parimatch: Delhi Capitals 1.98, Punjab Kings 1.83
1xBet: Delhi Capitals 2.06, Punjab Kings 1.86
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
DC vs PBKS head-to-head
Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have faced each other 28 times and Punjab Kings hold the slight edge with 15 wins.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2022 probable playing XI
DC: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (captain & wicket-keeper), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS: Mayank Agarwal (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Shahrukh Khan, Odeon Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora
DC vs PBKS top picks
Delhi Capitals: Captain Rishabh Pant has dazzled with the bat in the middle-order but much will rely on Prithvi Shaw and David Warner, who have scored a bulk of the runs for the side so far.
Kuldeep Yadav, who has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 17.09 this season, will be DC’s main weapon in the bowling.
Punjab Kings: Liam Livingstone has been in a phenomenal touch scoring 224 runs at an average of over 35. Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal have also been consistent at the top.
In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh have been effective while Rahul Chahar with 9 wickets at an average of 19.22 is Punjab’s top wicket-taker.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2022 prediction
Delhi Capitals have the star power in Prithvi Shaw, David Warner and Rishabh Pant but Punjab Kings look the balanced side with captain Mayank Agarwal at the top with Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone in the middle. Rabada, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar add to Punjab’s bowling depth.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 39°C
Wind: 13 km/h