Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals face each other in match number 64 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.

Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals face each other in match number 64 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Monday. Both sides have claimed six wins and six losses each, respectively. However, DC are ahead in terms of NRR.

Analysis of PBKS

Punjab need to produce the goods if they are to claim a playoff berth. They need big wins in the final two league games. The stellar win versus RCB was commendable in the previous outing. PBKS will look up to Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, and Jonny Bairstow for the competent scores needed.

With the ball, PBKS are well stocked. Kagiso Rabada has done well and can be influential. He has 21 scalps. Spinner Rahul Chahar has done a reasonable job. Arshdeep Singh is a productive asset as well. Overall, PBKS’ bowling has what it takes to offer a stern test against DC.

Analysis of DC

DC have had a mixed set of results. They need two crucial wins now and will also hope to win by a big margin. Once again. DC will rely on David Warner and Rishabh Pant. Aussie star Mitchell Marsh has responded well at number three. DC can falter with the bat, so these three players are massive.

In terms of bowling, DC are well stocked and crafted. Kuldeep Yadav has done really well so far and has been amongst the wickets. The left-arm spinner will be aiming to continue the good work. Khaleel Ahmed and Anrich Nortje can be decisive. Shardul Thakur is there as well. 

Head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other 29 times in the IPL. The Kings have won on 15 occasions, while Delhi have stamped a win on 14 instances. DC (119/1) beat PBKS (115) by nine wickets in the earlier match-up this season.

What is the expected playing XI of both sides?

PBKS predicted playing XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.

DC predicted playing XI: KS Bharat, David Warner, M Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed

Which team is the predicted winner?

We go with Punjab in this contest. They have a better dimension on offer, and DC can struggle versus them. PBKS have all-round quality on offer, and that can hurt the Capitals. 

Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing

The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai will host this duel. Chasing sides have won three of the last five matches. The wicket has averaged a first-innings total of 166 in this duration. Pacers can be backed to do well. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

The major batting stats on offer

Jos Buttler has 625 runs in IPL 2022. He will be eyeing to get past 650 or 700 runs. Sanju Samson has 327 runs this season. David Warner has 427 runs in IPL 2022. Rishabh Pant needs six runs to attain a mark of 300.

The major bowling stats on offer

Kuldeep has 18 scalps at 20.66 in IPL 2022. Axar has claimed 99 scalps in IPL and is one shy of 100. Khaleel has claimed 16 scalps from 8 games. For RR, Chahal has 23 scalps this season and 162 overall. Ashwin has claimed 154 wickets and can get past Piyush Chawla (157).

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)

Batsmen: Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Rovman Powell

All-rounders: Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)

Batsmen: Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Rovman Powell

All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh, Anrich Nortje

Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain and vice-captain choices

David Warner: The Aussie has 427 runs in IPL 2022. He can be on song and make his presence felt. He is a key player for DC and has experience riding. With DC being a bit short on batting, Warner has work in front of him.

Shikhar Dhawan: Like Faf, Dhawan is a senior batter and can cause damage with his presence of mind and application on offer. 

Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices

Kuldeep Yadav: The left-arm spinner has found his confidence back, and the performances have been telling on the field. He has made good returns this season. He will be aiming to control the flow of runs and pick wickets.

Kagiso Rabada: With 21 scalps and express pace on offer, Rabada can be a lethal weapon for his side. He has what it takes to cause damage.

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