IPL 2022 is in full swing. For the last two years, the IPL was being held in the UAE due to the surge of COVID cases in India. However, this year, it is being played in India. This year there are 10 teams competing for the coveted trophy. More teams mean more fun. It also creates more betting opportunities for gamblers. IPL match predictions help to understand the upcoming games and place bets accordingly. With the right predictions, you can improve your winning chances.
The next match to look out for is between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. In this article, we are going to review and predict for each team. So, let’s proceed.
Before facing Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals is going to take on Lucknow Super Giants at the DY Patil Stadium. The team will be looking to bounce back from their loss to Gujrat Titans. Delhi Capitals had begun their campaign for IPL 2022 with a 4-wicket victory over Mumbai-Indians.
The capitals enjoyed their brief start in the first few overs and although they lost three wickets in the rest of the three Powerplay, their run rate didn’t suffer. All thanks to Prithvi Shaw. But in their second match against Gujrat Titans, Shaw was dismissed pretty early at an individual score of 10. Also, the middle order could not rebuild the innings, and the team lost by 14 runs.
Delhi Capitals has one of the best batting lineups in this IPL season. One of the biggest strengths of the team will be the combination of the explosive Rishabh Pant and young Shaw.
Here are a few players that you can look out for.
- Prithvi Shaw
He is one of the few players who has been retained by the Delhi Capitals. No doubt, he is one of the most powerful hitters. Even though he failed to show his valor against Gujrat Titans but he is known to be destructive at the start of the Powerplay overs. If he is consistent, Delhi Capitals can grab their win against Punjab Kings.
- Rishabh Pant
The skipper is in the form of his life. He comes in the middle overs and scores some quick runs for his team.
- Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur, the local lad is going to play in Delhi Capitals. The all-rounder has been picked up by DC. He is a brave-hearted bowler who has a knack for breaking partnerships at crucial intervals. He is aiming to have a great game for DC against Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings is one of the IPL teams that is still waiting to win its first IPL championship. So, it is looking to bag the title this season. In the last match, it defeated Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs at Brabourne Stadium. It is evident that the team is seeking its first win this season.
Punjab Kings had keen on building a strong Indian contingent and thus, they went with local players.
Here are a few players to look out for in the team
- Kagiso Rabada
The player has previously won the Purple Cap in 2020. He took 30 wickets in that IPL season. With him, Punjab Kings has added some muscles to their bowling lineup. He took one wicket each in the first two games this season.
- Arshdeep Singh
He is a young-left arm pacer. Singh can be a key bowler for the Kings since his bowling variety is stunning and he can bowl at the death. Until now, he has taken 30 wickets in 23 matches for his team. He belongs to the bowling group that is less on experience, except for Rabada.
- Rahul Chahar
Rahul has played impressively for MI in the last few seasons. But now he is going to be a part of Punjab King’s spin attack. In the IPL, he has bowled some stunning spells. Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar will lead the Punjab spin attack.
Bottom Line: Who will Win the Match
Delhi Capitals have an edge over Punjab Kings. The skipper will look to display better tactical skills against Punjab Kings. It is primarily going to be a battle of the middle order. Sure, Punjab Kings has won in the last match against Chennai, however, Delhi Capitals is definitely on the better side of the papers. Even the coach expects better from the team.
Punjab Kings on the other hand doesn’t have as strong a batting lineup as Delhi Capitals. In spite of the massive changes, there are still some lags in the team.
PBKS openers have a big task to score runs against the quality DC bowlers. So, it is going to be enticing content. The nature of the pitch is also posing questions for the top order of both teams. To find out who wins the match, we have to wait until the 20th of April.