Punjab is still a strong contender to be in the Top four of this IPL. Like any other team, every game is so important for them. On the other hand, DC is almost unofficially out of this tournament. But remember, DC is one of the main reasons to light up the tournament’s heat as they upset the bigger teams. Likewise, they would try to do the same for PBKS. So this game between PBKS and DC would be no way less than the clash of any top teams.
Head to Head
Matches played- 30
PBKS Won- 15
DC Won- 15
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
This is a slightly slowish wicket, but it still works in favor of batters who get time to settle in.
What to Expect?
Chasing is the most preferred option on this wicket. Since both teams possess star-studded lines up, it will definitely be high-octane entertainment.
Probable Playing XIIs
PBKS Possible XII:
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis
DC Possible XII:
David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma
Fantasy Picks for the DC vs PBKS (Match 59)
Captain : S Dhawan
Delhi is Shikhar Dhawan’s home. The Punjab captain has played tons of domestic games here. He knew the conditions better than any other batter.
Vice Captain : Warner
Another left-handed opener who brings a huge impact through his batting. Warner will not leave it easily and will ensure he fights till the end.
Batsmen : S Dhawan, Warner, Rossouw
Rossouw has had many starts but needs matches to bring his natural game into this big tournament. The DC team has built trust with him, and it will be worthy in the coming games.
Wicketkeeper : J Sharma, Salt
Both the keepers are genuinely the pillars of the success of their teams so far. Their match-winning knocks in the previous games have proved it.
All rounders : Marsh, Axar, Sam Curran, Livingston
The all-rounders here decide the fate of the game by their performance. They bat in the middle, and at the same time, they bowl an adequate number of overs.
Bowlers : Ishant, A Singh
Both the bowlers have been impressive in their own way in this IPL. They use the seam and mix up the length most effectively.