Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will be locking horns with each other in the 64th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. So far this season, both teams have won six and lost as many matches. Both teams have registered a couple of wins at the DY Patil Stadium this season, with PBKS losing twice and DC losing thrice.
In the reverse fixture earlier this season, DC registered a comfortable nine-wicket win with more than nine overs to spare. A win is extremely crucial for both the teams here to boost the playoff chances of both these teams. Jonny Bairstow after being backed by the team despite a bad form has responded with a couple of back-to-back fifties.
As far as DC are concerned, David Warner is continuing his phenomenal form in the league, despite being shifted to another franchise. Kuldeep Yadav and Anrich Nortje have been the top bowlers for the team. In the 29 meetings between the two sides in IPL so far, PBKS is leading the charts 15-14 against DC in the head-to-head battles. In the last 5 meetings, however, it’s 4-1 in favor of DC.
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
With 1005 runs in 22 innings – David Warner is the leading run-scorer against Punjab in the IPL. Punjab will undoubtedly let Rabada have a go at Warner, having already dismissed the Australian five times in T20 cricket. Delhi’s last five opening partnerships anyway read: 0, 5, 0, 16, and 0 with the team struggling to find an able replacement for typhoid-struck Prithvi Shaw.
Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Raajpaksa, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (C), Jitesh Sharma (wk, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Ashdeep Singh
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Likewise, Delhi would also want to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan as he has been doing well for Punjab. To that effect, they might hand an over or two with the new ball to Kuldeep, who has dismissed the southpaw a couple of times. Dhawan averages only 17 against the left-arm spinner, who is currently Delhi’s top wicket-taker this season (18).
Probable XI: Srikar Bharat/Mandeep Singh, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (C, wk0, Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone (vc), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Jonny Bairstow (vc), Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Prithvi Shaw, Liam Livingstone, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar