Delhi figuring out their XI
Punjab Kings made a remarkable turnaround with a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday and will be banking on the confidence to take on Delhi Capitals. PBKS always had a solid line-up on paper and with a few tweaks, arguably hit their peak last game. They have odds of 2.05 to win the game against Delhi Capitals.
Rishabh Pant’s side has had a rollercoaster ride and come off the back of a spectacular win against Kolkata Knight Riders. They have some amazing players and will be backing themselves to thump Punjab, for which they have really good odds of 1.68
Overall records favour Punjab, recent records level
Over the years, these two have been two of the most underperforming franchises in IPL history. Delhi, of course, made an overhaul and has been quite efficient in the last couple of seasons, reaching the finals for the first time last year.
RECOMMENDED BET: DC have a strong bowling attack and have odds of 1.68 to beat Punjab Kings.
Overall, Punjab have 15 wins in head-to-head contests while Delhi have 12. Since 2019, Delhi have three wins as against Punjab’s two. One of those additional wins came in this season.
Keep an eye on…
Shikhar Dhawan: He made a stunning 92 in Delhi’s win over Punjab earlier in the season and has been in riveting form. Alongside Prithvi Shaw, Dhawan has kept Delhi on top in the first few overs and the onus will be on him to do it again.
Punjab’s selection: Punjab have a selection conundrum with Mayank Agarwal dropped last game and Nicholas Pooran getting his third duck in the season. Will they swap the two or maintain a winning combo?
TIP: KL Rahul has been in excellent touch and has odds of 7.00 to win Man of the Match.