In the 64th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Punjab Kings (PBKS) will host Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
Out of 12 games, PBKS have had an equal number of wins and losses. They are now in eighth place in the points table as a result. However, the Kings from Punjab are still vying for a top-two finish, but doing so will demand a great deal of them. Prabhsimran Singh, who scored an incredible century in the most recent match against DC, will try to sustain his success. He will also get immense help from veterans like Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone, who have consistently performed well throughout the league. Arshdeep Singh has excelled with the ball and alongside him Nathan Ellis has also been outstanding as well. The Australian bowler has so far delivered with sufficient precision and conviction to keep Kagiso Rabada out of the team. The left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar, who took four wickets on Saturday, will also be helpful to contribute in tonight’s contest as well.
DC, on the other hand, have won just four games out of 12 matches and are currently last in the standings. Although they are no longer in contention for a top-four position, they have shown signs of form recently. Despite their recent loss to their tonight’s opponent, the Capitals are a strong team that, on their best day, can defeat any team. The supporters will again wager on their star players, such as Phil Salt and David Warner, to excel in the powerplay. The top four batters for DC are all overseas and thus expectations would be imminent from them. Ishant Sharma, who has been in fine form, will be expected to help them make an early breakthrough in the powerplay. Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar have been decent, as well, with the ball.
There have been 31 previous matches between these two teams, with PBKS winning 16 and DC winning 15. PBKS triumphed by 31 runs against DC in their most recent game, which was played a few days ago.