DC vs PBKS: Delhi Capitals will match up against Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings. The compelling clash will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. IPL is moving ahead with all its might. This season is marching towards the playoffs and every team is fighting for survival.
Delhi Capitals is the worst-performing team of the IPL with only 4 wins out of 11 matches. Their chance of making it to the playoffs has almost diminished. Winning this match doesn’t give any hope for the team.
Punjab Kings are placed in the 8th position with 5 wins out of 11 matches played. They certainly have a chance to break into the playoffs if they win the match. However, the performance of other teams can also change their position drastically. With only 10 matches remaining for the playoffs, the teams have to be extremely cautious with every single match.
Delhi Capitals will play with Punjab Kings for the first time in this IPL Season. Both teams have strong batting lineups. We will definitely witness a thrilling face-off. The pitch in Delhi has resulted in many high-scoring matches. This match is most probably going to have a similar fate. Punjab Kings had an excellent opening this season with two back-to-back victories in the first two matches. They, later on, managed to win three other matches and lost in six matches.
Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have one more upcoming match against each other. These two matches can entirely change the fate of the team. Punjab Kings has a slight possibility of rising up the points table and eventually entering the playoffs.
DC vs PBKS: Pitch Condition
Arun Jaitley Stadium is also known by the name Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. The pitch is the most suitable for batters. Short boundaries and the dry nature of the pitch can be taken advantage of by the batters to hit high scores. The dry nature is also assistive for spinners. Delhi Capitals has a good winning percentage. We can expect a high-scoring contest today.
Delhi Capitals Squad
David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Priyam Garg, Rilee Rossouw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Yash Dhull, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Abhishek Porel(wk), Phil Salt(wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mukesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal.
Punjab Kings Squad
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shivam Singh, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma(wk), Prabhsimran Singh(wk), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Gurnooe Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Elis, Rahul Chahar, VIdwath Kaverappa.