Last Update on: May 16th, 2022 at 11:20 am
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, PBKS Playing 11 vs DC (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 64, PBKS vs DC. Punjab Kings will play against Delhi Capitals on 16th May 2022 at 7:30 pm in Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India in the 64th match of the ongoing IPL 2022. Delhi Capitals have defeated PBKS five times in the last seven games including one earlier this season. PBKS’ middle order has been inconsistent, and the side has paid a heavy price for its lack of consistency.
The 64th IPL 2022 game would see the Punjab Kings take on the Delhi Capitals in what is a very important game for both teams. They come having won their previous games. While Delhi Capitals defeated the Rajasthan Royals, the Punjab Kings came up with a brilliant performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Punjab Kings’ skipper Mayank Agarwal’s side has kept its hopes alive for a berth in the next round after their 54-run win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Their batsmen put up a grand show in the last game. However, a loss here would end all their hopes of making it to the playoffs. Mayank Agarwal would expect a determined effort from his players as they fight for their place in the tournament.
Punjab Kings opener Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow made a formidable opening pair and they would look to set up a good partnership. The middle-order has been inconsistent through the side would be happy to have Liam Livingstone back in form. He must combine with Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Mayank Agarwal. Jitesh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, and Rishi Dhawan add to the side’s depth, and they will have to live by the challenge.
Arshdeep Singh has looked good, and he will look to bowl tight spells with Harpreet Brar sharing the new ball. Kagiso Rabada has shown his class in the last few games, and he must deliver for the side to win. Rahul Chahar has looked ordinary and has allowed batsmen to score easy runs. He will have an important role in the middle overs along with Rishi Dhawan.
For Punjab Kings, Harpreet Brar who was brought in for Sandeep Sharma will be keeping his place in the eleven as he scalped an important wicket of Glenn Maxwell. The team looks settled and changes aren’t expected at all.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, PBKS Playing 11 vs DC (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 64, PBKS vs DC
Shikhar Dhawan comes to a franchise after having scored almost 1200 runs for Delhi across four seasons. Punjab Kings bought him for Rs. 8.25 crores during the auction. Last year, Shikhar Dhawan gave a magnificent batting show playing for Delhi Capitals. He scored 587 runs in 16 games in IPL 2021.
He is the second-highest run-getter in the history of the IPL after Virat Kohli. He has scored 402 runs in 12 IPL 2022 games averaging 40.2 with 3 fifties and is Punjab’s leading run-getter this season.