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IPL 2024: Match 2 (PBKS vs DC) – 3 Player Battles Watch Out For
By CricShots - Mar 22, 2024 11:59 pm
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The upcoming weekend doubleheader promises an enthralling clash at the Mullanpur Stadium as the home team, Punjab Kings, gears up to face Delhi Capitals in a pivotal encounter. As the IPL 2024 unfolds, every match becomes crucial for players eyeing a spot in the upcoming T20 World Cup, adding an extra layer of significance to each contest.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant was disappointed after his dismissal

Punjab Kings concluded the IPL 2023 season with a middling performance, securing six wins out of their 14 matches and finishing 8th in the standings. With a decade passing since their last notable achievement in the IPL, Punjab Kings are eager to turn the tide. On the flip side, Delhi Capitals will be banking on the return of Rishabh Pant to ignite their campaign and provide the much-needed impetus.

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As the Punjab Kings take on Delhi Capitals, these key battles are set to define the outcome of the match and provide fans with exhilarating cricketing action. Here’s a closer look at three key battles to watch out for in the Punjab Kings vs. Delhi Capitals clash:

#1 Arshdeep Singh vs. Prithvi Shaw

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh 

The showdown between former India under-19 teammates, Arshdeep Singh and Prithvi Shaw, promises to be captivating. Arshdeep’s ability to trouble Shaw with the new ball, particularly exploiting his vulnerability to being bowled through the gates, adds an intriguing dimension to this encounter. Shaw, returning from injury, seeks redemption after a forgettable 2023 season, where he managed just 106 runs in 8 games.

#2 Shikhar Dhawan vs. Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav 

Shikhar Dhawan, aiming to revive his hopes of a final Indian recall, faces off against Kuldeep Yadav, who is in fine form with the ball. Dhawan’s proficiency against spinners early in his innings poses a challenge that Yadav will be keen to exploit, possibly aiming to dismiss him via LBW or bowled through the gate. With Dhawan scoring 373 runs last season and Kuldeep bagging 10 wickets from 14 games, this battle promises intrigue.

#3 Rishabh Pant vs. Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar

In a battle of youthful exuberance, Rishabh Pant squares off against Rahul Chahar, both vying for a comeback into the Indian team. Pant’s prowess against spinners, especially during the death overs, contrasts with Chahar’s ability to deceive batters with his flight. The contest will hinge on Pant’s footwork against Chahar’s flighted deliveries, as Pant aims to unleash his big-hitting prowess.