Series: Indian Premier League, 2022
Match: 32nd match, DC VS PBKS
Team: Delhi Capitals VS Punjab Kings
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Time: April 20, 2022, 7:30 pm
Live: Sony Sports Network.
DELHI CAPITALS TO WIN THE MATCH
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
The stadium has a seating capacity of about 37,000 people. The stadium has been granted authorization to accommodate only 50% of the seats due to covid regulations.
Pitch & Condition
The flat track of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune is well-known. The pitch can help good quality bowlers with good line and length. On the other hand, the batters have plenty of opportunities to score runs.
The par score is expected to be in the range of 170-180.
It will be a bright day with a temperature range of 39 to 24 degrees Celsius and a humidity level of around 28%.
The toss will determine the outcome of the match. The team that decided to pursue the objective won two of the last five IPL matches in Pune at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. In contrast, the side that elected to defend the target won three. However, based on the chasing team’s performance in the previous two matches, the team winning the toss should choose to bowl first.
According to toss prediction, DC will win the toss and bowl first.
Point Table Analysis
The Delhi Capitals sit in eighth place with two wins in five games. Their most recent defeat was by 16 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Punjab Kings are in the same boat, sitting in the seventh position after three wins in six games. The Punjab Kings are coming off a seven-wicket loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad with seven balls.
Recent Form (L to R)
Delhi Capitals – W W L W W
Punjab Kings – L L W L L
Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)
Total Matches Played- 5
Delhi Capitals won- 3
Punjab Kings won- 1
DC’s bowlers appeared in fantastic form in the recent matches against RCB. They bowled effectively in the powerplay, taking three crucial wickets for 40 runs: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Anuj Rawat. Although they applied pressure early on, they could not maintain it in the last overs, conceding 189 runs in 20 overs. While chasing a 190-run total, DC’s openers got off to a flying start, putting together a 50-run partnership for the first wicket in only the fifth over. David Warner had again demonstrated his class by scoring 66 runs in 38 balls, but the middle-order batters could not form partnerships in the middle overs. The match ended in a 16-run defeat for DC. Although DC has a strong batting lineup, middle-order bats such as Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, and Mitchell Marsh have yet to show their worth this season. With the support of these batters, DC will strive to get back on track against PBKS in the next match.
Top players to bet on- Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, David Warner.
In the absence of team captain Mayank Agarwal, PBKS’ batters failed to deliver against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last encounter after a great batting showing against Mumbai Indians. Despite Liam Livingstone’s 60-run inning on 33 balls, no other batter in their hitting unit scored more than 30 runs. They were bowled for 151 runs after losing four wickets in the final over. With his googlies and leggies, Rahul Chahar attempted to put pressure on SRH’s hitters, but PBKS could not defend the 152-run mark. Rahul Chahar bowled a fantastic session in his four overs, taking two wickets for 28 runs. Kagiso Rababda had backed him up with his pace assault, taking one wicket. Mayank Agarwal’s absence in the starting slot cost them a game after a lousy batting performance, so the opening partnership of Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan will be crucial for them when they face Delhi Capitals in the next game. Mayank Agarwal is expected to return to the lineup for the next match against DC.
Top players to bet on – Rahul Chahar, Liam Livingstone, Shikhar Dhawan.
Mitchell Marsh, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant.
Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odeon Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Vaibhav Arora, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow.
Dream 11 Prediction
Compared to Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals is a powerful team in general. In the t20 version of cricket, they have the best players. The Delhi Capitals’ batting order is also good, and the roster includes some well-known t20 hitters. Therefore the Delhi Capitals’ chances of winning today’s match have improved.