The Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have the same points in the Tata IPL 2022. Both teams have six wins in 12 matches, and it will be an important match to improve their playoff chances. One of the teams will come into the top 4 by replacing Royal Challengers Bangalore, as both teams have better NRR than RCB.
Punjab have kept themselves in the competition after their 54-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the recent game, which gained them two vital points and increased their net run rate.
Mayank Agarwal’s decision to bat at number 5 was a bold decision to accommodate Jonny Bairstow. He had struggled to score in the season and delivered against RCB in his favorite position. He smashed 66 runs off just 29 balls with a 227.59 strike rate, using the power play restrictions. Liam Livingstone smashed 70 runs in 42 balls as Punjab reached the 200-run total. Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, and Rahul Chahar are star performers with the ball.
In their last match, Delhi Capitals registered a comprehensive win, defeating Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets.
Chetan Sakariya dismissed dangerous Jos Buttler early in the power play. Mitchell Marsh starred with both bat and ball as well. He picked 2 wickets with the ball and smashed 89 runs off 62 balls with a strike rate of 143. David Warner anchored the innings with an unbeaten 52 runs off 41 deliveries.
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy has an average score of 169, and they are expected to have enough help for both batsmen and bowlers.
Probable Playing XIs
Punjab will field with the same playing XI from the last match. Prithvi Shaw will not be available as he just recovered from typhoid. Khaleel Ahmed is struggling with a hamstring injury. DC will pick the same playing 11 from the last game.
Jonny Bairstow(✈️), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(✈️), Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone(✈️), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada(✈️), Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
KS Bharat, David Warner(✈️), Mitchell Marsh(✈️), Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell(✈️), Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje(✈️), Chetan Sakariya
Fantasy Tips and Dream11 Picks
Senior opener David Warner has been an outstanding performer for the Delhi Capitals. He has scored 427 runs from 10 matches in the IPL 2022.
In the match against Lucknow Super Giants, skipper Rishabh Pant smacked 44 runs off 30 deliveries that included 7 fours and 1 six.
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has bowled well in the IPL 2022 season so far for the Delhi Capitals. In a total of 12 matches, Kuldeep Yadav picked up 18 scalps and struggled to pick wickets in the last few matches.
Wicket-keepers: Rishabh Pant, Jonny Bairstow
Batters: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada
Captain: Jonny Bairstow, Vice Captain: David Warner