Delhi out to upset more plans
- Punjab Kings have six wins and six losses
- Delhi Capitals could escape bottom place with a win
Punjab Kings could push for a top four spot still despite the fact that few have been rating them. The PBKS side has lacked incisiveness with the ball, and it could hurt them again this fixture if they don’t step up. Punjab Kings have odds of 1.79 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals are placed bottom of the table, and after a streak of four wins in five matches, they are back losing with two losses on the trot. Can they turn the tables against Punjab Kings? Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.00 to beat Punjab Kings.
Head-to-head record, PBKS v DC
The head-to-head record is even with 15 wins apiece for both Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals. Since 2021, Delhi have won all four fixtures against Punjab. The sides are yet to meet in 2023.
Considering the conditions in Dharamsala where batting is heavily aided by a quick outfield and true bounce, the team winning the toss will want to chase.
Based on the current form, Punjab Kings are favourites to win the match with a win probability of 60%. Delhi Capitals, after two losses, will find it tough against Punjab in this away fixture.
We can expect a high-scoring game, especially given that both these teams are batting heavy. The average score in Dharamsala is 180 in night games, but the team batting first will want to aim for 200-plus. However, this is the first game at this venue this season.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium in Dharamsala will aid early movement, but should be good for batting later on.
Players to keep an eye on…
PBKS Predicted 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 Predicted 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.
Liam Livingstone: The swashbuckling England batter can go bonkers on this track and would look to take the attack to the Delhi Capitals bowling that has come under fire often this season.
David Warner: Warner showed signs of returning to form last game and if he can get apst Arshdeep Singh early on, Warner could make merry here.
IPL 2023, Match 64 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Punjab Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
PBKS v DC Betting tips
Apart from betting on Punjab to win the match, check our other recommended bet about PBKS’ best batter.
Livingstone will find the conditions to his liking with similarities to some English wickets. Back Livingstone at 5.35 to be Punjab’s top batter!