Delhi hope to mess up more plans
- After two losses, PBKS sorely need a win
- Delhi have won 4 out of last 6
Punjab Kings suffered two big losses in the last two games with the toss not aiding them and are in now in deep trouble with a win against Delhi almost a non-negotiable. Punjab Kings have odds of 1.79 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals tested Chennai Super Kings in the previous clash and are in good shape despite the lack of form of some big stars. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.00 to beat Punjab Kings.
Head-to-head record, DC v PBKS
The head-to-head record is even with 15 wins apiece for Delhi and Punjab but that could soon change with two back-to-back clashes for these teams in the IPL 2023 season. Delhi have won each of the last four matches between these sides.
The conditions at the Arun Jaitley stadium could help spinners with run-scoring not that easy, which would dent the Punjab Kings’ line-up that is reliant on their quick-scoring batters.
Delhi Capitals are in the in-form side and are playing at home, but their win probability is uner 50% due to their poor performances earlier in the season.
The average score here in night games in the IPL is around the 160-run mark, but teams batting first would ideally aim for higher.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is good for spinners and should help the chasing side because of dew. The team winning the toss would likely want to bowl first and unleash their spinners here.
Players to keep an eye on…
DC Predicted playing XI:
David Warner, Phil Salt, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
PBKS Predicted playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan
Phil Salt: He has played a couple of handy knocks so far this season, but another flying start against this Punjab attack could set the base for the middleorder to capitalise on.
Shikhar Dhawan: Back at home in Delhi, Punjab will know that their skipper is a key player with his familiarity with the conditions and the pitch.
IPL 2023, Match 59 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Delhi Capitals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v PBKS Betting tips
Apart from betting on Delhi to win the match, check our other recommended bet about PBKS’ best batter.
This is basically Dhawan’s home ground having played here for years and the left-hander would be a tough batter to dismiss for Delhi spinners this game. Back Dhawan at 4.12 to be Punjab’s top batter!