The Punjab Kings shall be facing the Delhi Capitals in Match 32 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne stadium. Both the teams are coming off from defeats in their previous encounters and would this be looking to redeem themselves with a win in the upcoming match. 

The Punjab Kings who had to suffer a bitter loss against Hyderabad in the previous match shall be looking to bounce back and resume normal services with a win. Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals too will like to get back to winning ways after going through a rough patch in the past few matches this season. A win for either side will be highly useful to boost their confidence as the tournament progresses. 

DC vs PBKS: Match Details

  • Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, Match 32, IPL 2022
  • Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
  • Date & Time: April 20, 7:30 PM.

Punjab Kings: Analysis

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Punjab Kings

Gameplan: The Punjab Kings presently sit at the 7th position in the points table with three wins in 6 matches that they’ve played so far this season. A defeat to the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous match has definitely packed back the kings to some extent in all aspects of the game. The team seemed to lose all its rhythm against a mediocre Hyderabad side in the absence of the regular captain Mayank Agarwal

The team has highly relied on a certain inform Liam Livingstone to put up a high total on the board while batting first. The team is yet to receive any good performance from English batter Johny Bairstow. The bowlers do have daily but quality performance on certain applications need to sharpen their consistency so as to help their side capitalise on the important phases of the match. 

Possible Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh.

Delhi Capitals: Analysis

Delhi Capitals

Gameplan: Things haven’t been smooth for Delhi this season so far since they sit and the position of the points table with just two ways in the five matches they played until now. A loss to RCB in the previous match by a narrow margin added to their concerns for sure. Mitchell Marsh’s testing positive for Covid-19 created further havoc within the team and the squad as a whole. 

Amongst all this disbalance that is been created recently a return of Anrich Nortje is being expected. The South African pacer’s replacing the other bowlers who had gone for runs in the previous matches shall bring some positive impact on the team’s performance in the upcoming match.

Possible Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje.

Probable Top Players

Probable best batsman of the match – David Warner

Having delivered good looking contributions with the bat in a couple of games so far David Warner has well and truly announced his arrival this season for the Delhi capitals. His counter-attacking batting right from ball one at the top of the order has been of great use to any side he has played for so far in the IPL history. 

His laying a good foundation for a big score with Prithvi Shaw while opening the batting has been importantly providing the middle-order batsman with a good platform to go for big hits in the latter half of the innings. Another similarly impressive display with the bat is all that the team management will expect from the Australian once again in tomorrow’s match. 

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David Warner

Probable best bowler of the match – Kuldeep Yadav

n a season that has been unfortunate so far for his franchise, Kuldeep Yadav alone has been the shining light in the bowling unit with his effective bowling spells on major occasions. His incredible wicket-taking abilities combined with economic bowling spells have been a great concern for the opposition batsman so far this tournament. 

His incredible spell consisting of 4 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders turned the game in his team’s favour in no time. Another similar match-winning performance from Kuldeep Yadav shall definitely be expected by the team management in tomorrow’s game.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav

DC vs PBKS: Head to Head stats

Punjab has a narrow age over Delhi Capitals in terms of victories in matches played so far between the two teams in the history of IPL. Punjab has 15 out of the 28 games that it has played so far against Delhi. 

Meanwhile, the Capitals have managed to achieve 13 wins. Delhi emerged victorious in both the encounters which took place between the two sides in the last season of the IPL in 2021. Another heart enthralling clash is expected to occur between the two teams tomorrow.

DC vs PBKS: Winning Prediction

Match predictions – Delhi Capitals

Banking on all their in-form players, and after picking the best possible combination from all the players available the Delhi capitals are surely more favourites to back the two crucial points in tomorrow’s match against Punjab. 

Both their batting and bowling departments though have blown hot and cold on several occasions, and definitely have got the ability to derail any opposition lineup on its day. A proper example was placed 4th in the match versus KKR were the batters notched up a huge total while batting first which was later on ably defended by the bowlers. 

Another dominant performance if delivered by the capitals tomorrow shell leave no chance for the opposition Punjab side to make its way into the game at any point of time.