DC VS PBKS: IPL 2023 60th Pre-match Predictions
Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings are going to face each other in the 59th match of the 2023 edition of the TATA Indian Premier League. Punjab Kings, even after starting their campaign well, have stumbled and suffered and have failed to be consistent. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have had an undesirable start as they have lost all of the five matches they played and are in the bottom half of the table at the moment.
Basic information about the match:
|⏰ Time||7:30 PM|
|🏏 Teams||Delhi Capitals VS Punjab Kings|
DC Players List and Role
|David Warner (c)||Batter|
PBKS Players List and Role
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Batter|
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Batter|
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals squared off against each other for the first time in the 13th match of TATA IPL 2008 on 37th April 2008. Both the teams looked to get going in the first season but it was the Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) that emerged victorious by 4 wickets because of the stunning performance of Australian legend Simon Katich.
Previous IPL Results
Both teams have faced each other 30 times in the history of TATA IPL and that includes some extremely close encounters as well. Their record is absolutely neck-to-neck and the teams would look to swing it in their favour in this match. While Punjab Kings has won 15 of these matches, Delhi Capitals have managed to win 15 as well.
|16-May-2022||Delhi Capitals||17 Runs||Mumbai|
|20-Apr-2022||Delhi Capitals||9 Wickets||Mumbai|
|2-May-2021||Delhi Capitals||7 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|18-Apr-2021||Delhi Capitals||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|20-Oct-2020||Punjab Kings*||5 Wickets||Dubai|
|20-Sep-2020||Delhi Capitals||Super Over||Dubai|
|20-Apr-2019||Delhi Capitals||5 Wickets||Delhi|
|1-Apr-2019||Punjab Kings*||14 Runs||Mohali|
|23-Apr-2018||Punjab Kings*||4 Runs||Delhi|
|8-Apr-2018||Punjab Kings*||6 Wickets||Mohali|
|30-Apr-2017||Punjab Kings*||10 Wickets||Mohali|
|15-Apr-2017||Delhi Daredevils||51 Runs||Delhi|
|6-May-2016||Punjab Kings*||9 Runs||Mohali|
|14-Apr-2016||Delhi Daredevils||8 Wickets||Delhi|
|30-April-2015||Delhi Daredevils||9 Wickets||Delhi|
|14-April-2015||Delhi Daredevils||5 Wickets||Pune|
|24-May-2014||Punjab Kings*||7 Wickets||Mohali|
|18-May-2014||Punjab Kings*||4 Wickets||Delhi|
|15-May-2013||Punjab Kings*||7 Runs||Dharamsala|
|22-Apr-2013||Punjab Kings*||5 Wickets||Delhi|
|18-May-2012||Delhi Daredevils||6 Wickets||Dharamsala|
|14-May-2012||Delhi Daredevils||5 Wickets||Delhi|
|14-May-2011||Punjab Kings*||29 Runs||Dharamsala|
|22-April-2011||Delhi Daredevils||29 Runs||Delhi|
|10-April-2010||Punjab Kings*||7 Wickets||Delhi|
|12-Mar-2010||Delhi Daredevils||5 Wickets||Mohali|
|14-May-2009||Punjab Kings*||6 Wickets||Bloemfontein|
|18-April-2009||Delhi Daredevils||10 Wickets||Cape Town|
|16-May-2008||Punjab Kings*||6 Runs||Delhi|
|26-April-2008||Punjab Kings*||4 Wickets||Mohali|
Both teams would like to take advantage of their strengths and make sure they have the valuable two points at the end of this match.
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Shikhar Dhawan has once again shown why he is regarded to be one of the best batters in the history of TATA IPL. He has batted amazingly and is currently one of the leading run-scorers in history. The Delhi wicket is something where he was brought up playing upon, and he would look to get his strike rate better and may once again be the best batter of the match.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Arshdeep Singh has been a stand-out bowler for Punjab Kings for a few seasons now and he has also been in good form in this edition as well. He would look to continue the same and ensure that he turns out to be the best bowler of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings will be up against the Delhi Capitals in the 58th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 from the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on 13th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset.
Arun Jaitley Stadium is Delhi Capitals’ home ground. Usually, the pitch is slower in pace. But the outfield is frequently fast, and the boundaries are small. At his arena, a total of 78 IPL games have been played. The side batting first won 35 times, while the chasing team triumphed 43 times. At this stadium, 166 runs are scored in the first inning on average. The host team DC broke the record for the highest total ever recorded with 231 runs. On the other hand, DC also scored 66 runs, the lowest total ever registered here.
Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts
It is expected to be a cracker of a contest as two strong teams will be against each other and both teams would like to make amends and get a win. The form and the merits suggest that Punjab Kings might emerge victorious but Delhi Capitals will definitely fancy their home advantage.