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IPL 2022: Match 32 (DC vs PBKS) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Apr 20, 2022 10:54 am
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Delhi Capitals (DC) will be locking horns with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The Rishabh Pant-led side had suffered a loss in their previous match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and is currently standing at the 8th place on the points table with just a couple of wins in five games.

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DC vs PBKS

Anrich Nortje might be back in the XI if he is fit as the other bowlers have been conceding a lot of runs than expected in the previous fixture. On the other hand, Punjab Kings haven’t had the best of times as well and they suffered a big loss at the hands of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous game.

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PBKS is currently at the seventh position in the points table with three victories in six matches they have played so far and Mayank Agarwal is expected to be back in the XI for the upcoming game after missing out in the last fixture.  Jonny Bairstow is yet to set the stage on fire this season and Punjab will expect him to come good soon. Ahead of the much-anticipated clash at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, We take a look at the key player battles to watch out for between PBKS and DC.

#1 David Warner vs Kagiso Rabada

David Warner
David Warner

Kagiso Rabada, who dismissed David Warner five times in the T20s, will be looking to better those numbers as well. Both players have been in decent form in IPL 2022 so far and will try to put their best foot forward to help their teams return to winning ways.

#2 Kuldeep Yadav vs Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone 

DC spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been taking crucial wickets quite consistently this season so far. He has already scalped 11 wickets and has managed to bamboozle the best of batters in IPL 2022. England all-rounder Liam Livingstone, meanwhile, has lived up to the hype, smashing 224 runs from six games at an average of 37.33 and a strike rate of 185.12. It will be a contest between guile and guts when these two players will be facing off each other. 

#3 Shikhar Dhawan vs Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed, who is Delhi’s second-highest wicket-taker (eight) after Kuldeep Yadav (11), has been quite miserly in terms of conceding runs. But he will be up against former DC star Shikhar Dhawan, who will take added responsibility at the top if PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal once again sits out because of his toe injury he sustained earlier last week. Dhawan is the second-leading run-getter for PBKS after Livingstone and Ahmed will be keen to send the veteran batter packing.

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