Following the win against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the previous fixture, Punjab Kings (PBKS) lock horns with the former in a return fixture in their forthcoming match. The two sides square off at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Wednesday, May 17.
While Delhi are officially eliminated from the race for playoffs, Punjab are still in the mix and will look for favourable results in their final two league fixtures. However, as much as Delhi will be playing for pride, they will also seek redemption and aim to knock Punjab out of the race for a top-four spot.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Match 64, IPL 2023
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 17, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
HPCA Stadium Pitch Report:
The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala aids the pacers as it allows the ball to travel faster considering the high altitude of the venue. Batters will have some say in the contest during the middle overs. However, dew is likely to play a vital role in the contest. Either skipper winning the toss may elect to field first.
PBKS vs DC Probable Playing XIs
Punjab Kings (PBKS):
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Delhi Capitals (DC):
David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
PBKS vs DC Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
The Aussie explosive southpaw will look to come all guns blazing in the penultimate match by carving out a big innings. In 12 appearances, Warner has got 384 runs at an average of 32.00, lacing it with five half-centuries in the IPL 2023.
Probable best bowler
The left-arm pacer will aim to play an important role in the forthcoming clash by getting the crucial breakthroughs in the contest. With 16 wickets in 12 appearances, he is also in contention for the IPL Purple Cap and will be hungry to add a few more before the campaign concludes.