The mid-week Wednesday is bringing on the 32nd encounter of IPL 2022, which will be played out between Delhi Capitals & Punjab Kings at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League has recently come under the dark threatening shadow of Covid-19. As the Aussie, all-rounder & the member of DC squad, ‘Mitchell Marsh’ has tested positive on April 18. He has been immediately isolated & hospitalized for further treatments. But, it made an increment in the problems of the out-of-form side of Delhi. While the Punjab Kings have also derailed themself from the winning track with the last two consecutive defeats.
Both sides have competed in 28 games previously, in which the PBKS has dominated figures of 15 wins, and conversely, DC has been victorious in 13 matches. Most importantly, neither side has any initial advantage due to their bad form in the preceding matches. For PBKS, the English all-rounder Liam Livingston has displayed his extraordinary hitting skills so far and has become the leading run-scorer for PBKS with a tally of 224-runs. On the other hand, Delhi’s bowling unit is doing a decent job compared to their batting line-up; the chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is the prime wicket-taking bowler for DC with 11-dismissals in the last 5 games. Thus given beneath are a few predictions & probabilities for the game between DC & PBKS.
DC vs PBKS: Match Predictions
The venue of Brabourne stadium is renowned for the vicious bounce and turn. So, the batters who can maneuver the bounce like Mayank Agarwal, Liam Livingston, and David Warner would score in big figures. While, the bowlers (spinners + pacers) who can exploit such conditions, such as Kagiso Rabada, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar & Mustafizur Rahman, can grab most wickets. In the last 8 T20 games at this venue, the team batting second has dominated with 5 wins. Thus the side who would win the toss will opt to bowl first to later gain the advantage of batting.
DC vs PBKS: Probable Playing XIs
The stalwart All-rounder Mitchell Marsh would be replaced by the Kiwi batter Tim Seifert on the side of DC. There aren’t too many options for Punjab to make swappings in the playing XI. Thus the best possible Playing XIs for both sides are composed below.
Playing XI For DC: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner(✈️), Tim Seifert (✈️), Rishabh Pant (C/W), Rovman Powell(✈️), Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman(✈️), Khaleel Ahmed
Playing XI For PBKS: Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone(✈️), Jonny Bairstow(✈️), Jitesh Sharma (W), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith(✈️), Kagiso Rabada(✈️), Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
DC vs PBKS: Pitch Report
The curator usually designs a pitch that can suit and favor both batters & bowlers equally. Especially the short straight/off-side fences and the quick outfield does the trick for the batsmen. The spinners get a rank turn from the surface as the ball becomes slightly old and rough. The average first & second innings scores at this ground are 162 & 159, respectively, which fingers to a high-scoring encounter.
DC vs PBKS: Weather Forecast
The highest and lowest tally of degrees on the match-day would be 36°c & 28°c correlatively. At the same time, the humidity levels would hover at 73%, according to AccuWeather.com. As the match would commence at 7:30.pm, the dew became an obligation, especially in the second half of the game.
DC vs PBKS : Fantasy Tips
The captain for the Fantasy 11 should be picked from the in-form batters like Liam Livingston, Shikhar Dhawan, and Prithivi Shaw.
The spin candidates like Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Harpreet Brar must be inducted to increase the chances of big winnings. They could even make the deputy skipper for the team.
The Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada and a few emerging Indians like Vaibhav Arora and Arshdeep Singh would be in the scheme of things for fast bowlers.
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