DC vs PBKS | Match 59 | IPL 2023 Preview & Prediction


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DC vs PBKS is the first time both teams are meeting each other in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. With just four wins in eleven matches, Delhi Capitals (DC) are bottom of the points table, while Punjab Kings (PBKS) have registered five victories and find themselves eighth. 

The match will be held at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, on Saturday at 7:30 PM. 

DC vs PBKS Preview | Team Analysis & Squad Details

Here’s a closer look at DC and PBKS – team analysis, squad, head-to-head record, and prediction. 

Delhi Capitals (DC)

DC will face elimination if its top batters have another poor outing. In their last game, David Warner, Phil Salt, and Mitchell Marsh were dismissed cheaply against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Rilee Rossouw and Manish Pandey put up a brief fight before the CSK spinners sealed the game for the four-time champions.

The franchise will rely on experienced spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel to make breakthroughs. The pacers, in the absence of Anrich Nortje, struggled in the death overs, where CSK added crucial runs which turned out to be crucial. Marsh is DC’s leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets.

DC Squad 

  • David Warner (captain)
  • Phil Salt
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Sarfaraz Khan
  • Manish Pandey
  • Aman Khan
  • Axar Patel
  • Ripal Patel
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Pravin Dubey
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Vicky Ostwal
  • Yash Dhull
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Chetan Sakariya
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Rovman Powell
  • Lalit Yadav
  • Abishek Porel

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

With Shikhar Dhawan in fine nick, PBKS fans will be hoping their team will pile up runs in Delhi, which witnessed big scores in the last two games. The franchise will rely on overseas batters Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Liam Livingstone to come good. Both batters have played quality knocks but haven’t delivered consistently with the bat. 

The bowling attack will rely on Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis. The left-arm pacer struggled in the last two games but is expected to bounce back. Ellis has ten wickets in seven games. On the other hand, Rahul Chahar found his rhythm in the last game. Against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he took 2/23, removing Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana. 

PBKS Squad 

  • Shikhar Dhawan (captain)
  • Matthew Short
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Atharva Taide
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Harpreet Singh Bhatia
  • Sam Curran
  • Jitesh Sharma
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Vidwath Kaverappa
  • Baltej Dhanda
  • Rishi Dhawan
  • Raj Angad Bawa
  • Mohit Rathee
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Shivam Singh
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa 
  • Gurnoor Singh

DC vs PBKS – Head-to-Head

DC and PBKS have won 15 matches each in the 30 fixtures between both sides in IPL. The David Warner-led side will feel confident as the hosts have won all last four outings against PBKS. 

IPL 2023 Stats – DC vs PBKS

  • Most Runs: David Warner – 330 runs (DC); Shikhar Dhawan – 349 runs (PBKS)
  • Highest Wickets: Mitchell Marsh – 12 wickets (DC); Arshdeep Singh – 16 wickets (PBKS)
  • Most Sixes: Axar Patel – 14 sixes (DC); Jitesh Sharma – 18 sixes (PBKS)

Winner Prediction – DC vs PBKS

The IPL match 59 promises to be exciting, with both teams fighting for survival. Though DC has the home advantage, PBKS could pick up maximum points on Saturday evening. 

Final Thoughts on DC vs PBKS

The matches involving DC this season have been one-sided. Fans will be hoping for plenty of twists and turn in Delhi on Saturday. 

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