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IPL 2022 – Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Match 64 – Preview

Following their recent victory, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face a formidable foe in the Delhi Capitals (DC) in their next group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. On May 16, the match will be held at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai (Monday). Not only PBKS but also DC, enter the competition after winning their previous match and would like to extend their winning streak in the tournament.

While PBKS defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 54 runs in their previous match, DC demolished the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight wickets to keep them in contention for the play-offs. Both PBKS and DC have been playing some decent cricket in areas and will aim to produce consistently as the competition nears its conclusion. This is a must-win game for both teams, and a loss will effectively destroy their chances of making the top four.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Match 64 – Pitch Report

The sky is clear for the big game. Chasing has been the preferred strategy at the stadium, with the toss-winning captain preferring to bat first only twice this IPL season. Chasing teams have won 10 of the 18 games.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Match 64 – Tactics and Lineups

Punjab Kings

Warner is the IPL’s greatest run-scorer against Punjab, having scored 1005 runs in 22 innings, 12 of which were half-centuries. To avoid any early fireworks from his bat, Punjab will almost certainly give Rabada a chance, having already dismissed the Australian five times in T20 cricket. In any case, Delhi’s previous five opening partnerships have been: 0, 5, 0, 16, and 0, with the team still trying to find a capable replacement for typhoid-stricken Prithvi Shaw.

Predicted Lineup – 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

Similarly, Delhi would like to see the back of Punjab’s leading scorer this season, Shikhar Dhawan, as soon as possible. To that end, they might give Kuldeep an over or two with the new ball, who has already dismissed the southpaw twice. Dhawan’s average against the left-arm spinner, who is now Delhi’s highest wicket-taker this season, is only 18.

Predicted Lineup – 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

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Match 64 – Trivia

In IPL 2022, PBKS has five 60+ Powerplay totals, while DC has three.

Mitch Marsh is the leading run-getter at a one-drop position in T20 cricket since 2021, with 1133 runs in 29 innings at an average of 47.2.

Rabada currently has 97 wickets from 61 IPL games and could surpass Lasith Malinga as the fastest to 100 tournament wickets (70 matches).