PBKS vs DC Today Match Prediction & Tips

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Match 2 of the 2024 Indian Premier League sees Punjab Kings take on Delhi Capitals at the Mahara Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur on Saturday afternoon. Both sides had disappointing campaigns in 2023 with Punjab Kings finishing ninth and Delhi Capitals in eighth. Read on as we preview this match which sees the venue host an IPL contest for the first time! This game begins at 15:30 local time on March 23rd.

Punjab Kings won their opening two matches in the 2023 IPL but were then unable to win back to back games throughout the rest of the tournament. They will need some of their big name players to perform in this match or else they are likely to get off to a losing start.

Delhi Capitals were a big disappointment in their last IPL campaign but coach Ricky Ponting will be hoping that the return of keeper-batter and skipper Rishabh Pant will give his side a big boost. They have plenty of talent, particularly in their batting line-up.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

PBKS vs DC Match Toss Prediction

With this being the first IPL game at this venue, we expect both captains will want to see how the pitch plays before batting themselves. Our prediction is that both skippers will choose to field first if they win the toss.

PBKS vs DC Pitch Report

We expect this pitch to be low-scoring with spin bowlers getting plenty of assistance from the surface. That said, reports indicate that there will also be movement off the pitch for the quick bowlers.

Chandigarh Weather Report

The weather looks like being settled and warm throughout Saturday afternoon in Mullanpur. Cloudy conditions are forecast with the temperature in the low 30s.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Indian Premier League 2024

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

With a strong core of English players in their squad, we expect to see Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran in the XI for this match even though none of them are in particularly strong form. Shikhar Dhawan has no injury worries in his squad ahead of this game.

PBKS Key Players

  • Shikhar Dhawan – The 38 year old left-hander has hit more fours than any other player in the history of the IPL and averaged 41.44 in last year’s tournament.
  • Jitesh Sharma – The keeper-batter has caught the eye in both of the last two IPLs with his ability to score quick runs at the end of the innings.
  • Kagiso Rabada – The South African right-arm pace bowler has an excellent IPL record and will be looking to make a big impact in the 2024 tournament after making only six appearances last year.
  • Arshdeep Singh – The India international bowler is always used at the start and end of innings. He will swing the ball and is also renowned for landing perfect yorkers.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Harpreet Brar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Shashank Singh, Atharva Taide, Ashutosh Sharm

Left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar will be pushing for a starting XI place in this game and will be the natural slow bowling impact player if required after taking nine IPL wickets last year. Atharva Taide is an exciting left-handed batter who scores his runs quickly and will be a strong option if Punjab Kings need a batting replacement.

PBKS Team Form

Punjab Kings ended last season in disappointing form with only one victory from their last five matches.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

DC Team News & Playing 11

DC Team News

Cricket fans across the globe will be delighted to see Rishabh Pant back playing in the IPL 2024 after the keeper-batter missed last year’s tournament due to his recovery from a serious car accident in December 2022. However, Delhi Capitals will be without Harry Brook and Lungi Ngidi for the duration of this IPL.

DC Key Players

  • David Warner – The 37 year old opener was in fine form for Australia in the recent T20I series against West Indies with scores of 81 and 70.
  • Mitchell Marsh – The batting all-rounder can lay claim to be one of the most improved players in world cricket over the last four years. He is now recognised as a match-winner with the bat.
  • Axar Patel – The left-arm spinner has taken 200 T20 wickets across his career but is also a fine batter with over 2500 runs in the format.
  • Kuldeep Yadav – The India all-format international wrist spinner has been in exceptional form with both the red and white ball. We expect him to enjoy the surface in this game.

DC Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Abishek Porel (wk), Ricky Bhui, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharm

With a player of Ishant Sharma’s experience in the squad, it would not be a surprise if he was brought in as the impact substitute to provide control with the ball. 21 year old right-handed top order batter Yash Dhull has been in fine form and would make for an excellent impact player with the bat.

DC Team Form

With three defeats from their final four games in the 2023 IPL, Delhi Capitals will be very keen to get this campaign underway.

DC Predicted Playing 11

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed

PBKS vs DC Head to Head

The two teams can not be separated after 32 clashes with 16 victories each! Last year’s IPL saw one win each in the head to heads with Punjab Kings winning by 31 runs in the first meeting before Delhi Capitals won by 15 runs four days later.

PBKS vs DC Head to Head Stats in T20’s

Matches Played PBKS Won DC Won Tie NR
Overall 32 16 16 0 0
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

PBKS vs DC Betting Odds

According to the bookmakers, this will be a close contest on Saturday afternoon. Punjab Kings are the narrow underdogs at 2.00 with Delhi Capitals the favourites at 1.85.

Who will win Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals T20 Match?

Both teams have some real match-winners with both bat and ball but looking across the squads, it is Delhi Capitals who have players in better form. We have the Capitals as the top side.

🏆 PBKS vs DC Prediction

Both Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals will be desperate to get off to a winning start on Saturday afternoon after enduring miserable campaigns in 2023. Punjab Kings certainly have some top players in their side but the team has failed to produce consistent returns for many seasons and there is not much evidence to suggest this year will be different. For Delhi Capitals, the return of Rishabh Pant is providing plenty of excitement and we are backing them to mark his return with a win.

Delhi Capitals to beat Punjab Kings

Table of Contents

Share the Post: