Match number 59 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season sees Delhi Capitals face Punjab Kings in a crunch contest at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. DC are almost knocked out of IPL 2023 but can be party spoilers for Punjab, who are in need of a win.
PBKS will be keen to count upon Shikhar Dhawan’s heroics. Dhawan, who is the second-highest scorer in the IPL with 6593 runs, is on the verge of becoming the first batter to smash 750 fours. He has 748 fours under his belt. Meanwhile, Dhawan can also get to 150 IPL sixes (146).
Dhawan has been a solid performer for Punjab since joining them in IPL 2022. In 22 games, Dhawan has scored 809 runs for the franchise at 44.94. Dhawan, who has 94 fours for PBKS, is six short of 100. He can also go past Mahela Jayawardene and Adam Gilchrist in terms of runs for PBKS.
Dhawan has scored 349 runs in the IPL 2023 season from 8 games. He needs three fours to reach a mark of 50, having slammed 47. Dhawan can also get to 400 runs this season. He can get to 400-plus runs in the IPL for 8 successive seasons.
Other records on offer in the DC-PBKS contest
100 IPL games for Ishant Sharma
DC pacer Ishant Sharma is all set to appear in his 100th IPL match. So far, he has scalped 78 wickets at 36.46. He has one five-wicket haul under his belt (5/12). Overall, Ishant has played 151 matches in the 20-over format, and is two shy of 125 scalps. He has 123 wickets at 33.98.
Phil Salt can reach a figure of 150 sixes in T20s
DC’s top-order batter Phil Salt, can take the game away in a flash. Salt can reach 150 sixes in the 20-over format, having slammed 145. Salt has 4286 runs from 186 games at 25.66.
Warner can become the top scorer at the Arun Jaitley Stadium
DC skipper David Warner has smacked 907 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the IPL. He needs 27 runs to surpass Virender Sehwag and become the top scorer at this venue. He has an average of 31.27 here.