- Match: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Delhi Capitals (DC)
- Date- 17th May 2023
- Match Format- T20 (IPL 2023)
- Venue- HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala
- Time- 7:30 PM (IST)
- Weather Forecast- 19 Degrees Celsius, Clear
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Prediction Preview:
Welcome to the PBKS vs DC Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Punjab Kings will be locking horns with Delhi Capitals in this IPL 2023 game.
Punjab Kings would be looking to win this game by a big margin and improve their run-rate. The Shikhar Dhawan led Punjab side’s NRR is not good at the moment and stands at -0.268.
A win would take them to 14 points and they would go to the 5th position. They could also go to the 4th position with a win and usurp Mumbai in the points table, if they win by a big margin.
Delhi Capitals on the other hand have already been eliminated from IPL 2023. They can still act as party-spoilers and can knock Punjab out of the playoff contention with a big win.
Top Batters PBKS vs DC (IPL 2023)
- David Warner (DC)- 384 runs at a strike-rate of 126.73
- Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS)- 356 runs at an average of 50.86
- Prabhsimran Singh (PBKS)- 334 runs at a strike-rate of 153.92
- Axar Patel (DC)- 268 runs at a strike-rate of 137.44
Top Bowlers PBKS vs DC (IPL 2023)
- Arshdeep Singh (PBKS)- 16 wickets
- Nathan Ellis (PBKS)- 12 wickets
- Mitchell Marsh (DC)- 12 wickets
- Axar Patel (DC)- 10 wickets
- Kuldeep Yadav (DC)- 10 wickets
PBKS vs DC Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If PBKS bats first
- First Innings score prediction- PBKS is expected to score 170-180
- Result prediction- PBKS will win the match by 20-30 runs
Scenario 2- If DC bats first
- First Innings score prediction- DC is expected to score 140-150
- Result prediction- PBKS will win by 7 wickets
PBKS vs DC Today Match Prediction, IPL 2023, Who Will Win the Match?
Punjab Kings would be quite desperate to win this PBKS vs DC game and hence they will be coming out all guns blazing. Shikhar Dhawan and co. had beaten DC in their previous game at Delhi and would be looking to draw confidence from that win.
Delhi have been quite poor with their performances so far and they would have to start from scratch in the upcoming season.
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
There is no injury news for this game. Shikhar Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Marsh and Prabhsimran Singh will be key players to watch out for in this PBKS vs DC game.
PBKS vs DC Probable Playing 11
PBKS Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Matthew Short, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
DC Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Philip Salt, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Anrich Nortje
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Mohit Rathee, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Baltej Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Gurnoor Brar, Shivam Singh
David Warner(c), Philip Salt(w), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Abishek Porel, Sarfaraz Khan, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje, Rovman Powell, Priyam Garg, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
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