Today’s second clash of IPL 2023 is Delhi Capitals vs Panjab Kings (DC vs PBKS).
The host DC is currently the bottom ranked team in the IPL points table. Suffering a loss of 7 out of 11 matches it played, the team is already out of the tournament. The David Warner led side has performed pathetic throughout this season by registering only four wins. David Warner has failed to lead the team effectively though, he himself performed well as a batter. In the upcoming matches, DC has nothing to either gain or lose. But the team would surely want to win this game so as to gain some moral boost up at it’s home ground.
Coming to the visitor team, PBKS is currently ranked 8th in IPL standings with 10 points in its hands. Two other teams, RCB and KKR, also have same number of points but are ahead of PBKS due to their better Net Run Rate. This game is a make or break for PBKS as a win in the upcoming match will increase its chances of joining top fours, provided it wins remaining matches as well. So, surely the team would not want to miss this opportunity to bounce back as a strong contender for playoffs.
DC vs PBKS : Match Details
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema
DC vs PBKS : Pitch report
Arun Jaitley Stadium’s is traditionally a slow pitch. Since the boundaries of the ground are small along with a quick outfield, batter is going to score runs easily. So, the match is expected to be a high scoring one as witnessed in the previous match. The pitch is quite suitable for both slow as well as fast bowlers but spinners have been the major wicket takers here. Dew will play a key role in latter part of the innings.
Out of the total of 82 matches played here, 35 were won by the team batting first whereas 46 by the chasing team while one match had no result. Any total above 180 runs would be a challenging one for the chasing team.
The toss winning captain should prefer to bowl first since the pitch is slower and favourable for batting.
DC vs PBKS : Head to Head
Both teams have played 30 times against each other in IPL history with a tie of DC and PBKS winning 15 times each.
DC vs PBKS : Team Playing XI Prediction
Delhi Capitals (DC)
- David Warner (c)
- Phil Salt (wk)
- Mitchell Marsh
- Rilee Rossouw
- Lalit Yadav
- Axar Patel
- Manish Pandey
- Aman Hakim Khan
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Ishant Sharma
- Khaleel Ahmed
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Shikhar Dhawan (c)
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Liam Livingstone
- Jitesh Sharma (wk)
- Sam Curran
- Shahrukh Khan
- Harpreet Brar
- Rishi Dhawan
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
DC vs PBKS : Best Performers’ Prediction
The PBKS skipper has shown a aggressive play during this season by scoring a total of 349 runs in the 8 matches he played with a marvellous average of 58.17 and a stormy strike rate of 143.62. Currently, he is the leading scorer for PBKS. The left-handed batter is expected to continue his combative performance in the upcoming match as it is a make or break one for PBKS.
The Aussie fast bowler is the leading wicket taker for DC. Currently, he has grabbed a total of 12 wickets in the 8 matches he played. Interestingly, he notched nine wickets in his last 3 matches which means he’s in explosive form right now which makes him the best pick for bowler of the day.
DC vs PBKS : Today’s Match Prediction
Punjab Kings are most likely to win the match.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.