Punjab Kings will take on Delhi Capitals in match no. 64 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, and both teams will look to strengthen their chances of making it to the playoffs. Delhi Capitals are placed fifth in the points table currently while Punjab Kings is on seventh in the table.
Punjab Kings will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the business end of the IPL 2022 and both teams will be fighting tooth and nail to advance to the playoffs. Both these teams have an equal number of points and their net run rate is also in positive. Considering this, a fierce battle is on the cards for sure.
Punjab Kings will be high on confidence as they are coming on back of a 54-run victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Their template to bat aggressively worked for the team and they posted a total above 200 batting first. Jonny Bairstow found his touch in the last game and if he continues that, it will be a positive for PBKS. Also, the collective bowling effort won them last match and so the team is doing their job perfectly right in the business end of the tournament.
Delhi Capitals won their last game against Rajasthan Royals and it was an all-round show from Mitchell Marsh. Marsh picked a couple of wickets and smashed a half-century. His form will be a big positive for the team and it will strengthen their batting.
Delhi Capitals have won three matches out of the last five and have blown hot and cold just like throughout the season. Punjab Kings follow the same pattern and they too have won three games out of the last five.
Head to Head
DC have played against PBKS in 29 matches. 15 of them are won by PBKS while DC emerged as the winners on 14 occasions.
Best Betting Tip
Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the consistent batters for PBKS this season scoring 402 runs from 12 matches at 40.20 including three fifties. He also has scored with an average above 30 for the last five years in IPL
Punjab Kings looks to be a more attacking and dangerous batting line-up and it will be up against the bowling of Delhi Capitals who have some weak links in their bowling. PBKS have more chances of winning as their batting unit has an advantage over the DC bowling unit.
Match - Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2022 Match no. 64.
Date - May 16, 2022
Time - 7:30 PM IST
Venue - Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.