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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: IPL 2024 Faceoff

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: IPL 2024 Faceoff

IPL 2024: On March 23 at 3:30 PM, Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are set to face off against each other. The Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Cricket Stadium in Mohali will be hosting its first-ever IPL league match. Punjab Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, will be facing Delhi Capitals, led by Rishabh Pant, who is making a much-awaited comeback. All eyes are on the skipper, who has been away from cricket action since December 2022 due to a car accident.

Shikhar Dhawan was last seen during an IPL match on May 19, 2023, between Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The following game, Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings, where PBKS finished IPL 2023 in the eighth position. Delhi Capitals, without Rishabh Pant, also had an uneventful year, as they ended up in the second-last position on the points table.

Rishabh Pant’s Comeback:

After missing almost 15 months due to a car accident, Rishabh Pant is all set to come back for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. After MS Dhoni, Rishabh is the powerhouse of hitting sixes in death overs. While the BCCI has declared Pant fit enough to return to action, his comeback promises to infuse the Delhi Capitals lineup with fresh energy. With his return, fans are excited to again witness Pant’s trademark batting shots, combined with his wicket keeping skills, reminiscent of the legendary MS Dhoni. Pant’s presence behind the stumps, coupled with his explosive batting prowess, is sure to be a game-changer for Delhi Capitals as they aim to dominate the tournament and secure victory in every encounter.

PBKS vs DC head-to-head records


In the IPL, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have a bitter rivalry. They have faced off 32 times overall, with 16 victories for each club. The last time they faced off, the Capitals dominated easily, winning by a margin of 15 runs. Punjab’s best and lowest scores against DC are 202 and 104, respectively. Out of the last five IPL games against Punjab, Delhi has won four times, while Delhi’s highest score is 231 and lowest is 67 against PBKS.


Pitch Reports:

The surface at Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium in Mullanpur will likely exhibit traits similar to those of the iconic IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. With even pace and bounce on offer, the batters will enjoy their time in the middle. Although there could be a hint of seam movement for the new ball bowlers, overall, it will be an excellent batting track, promising a high-scoring match. Regarding the spinners, they will find some turn, particularly in the afternoon. But the conditions will significantly favor the batters as the game progresses. So, expect a high-scoring affair between the two outfits on Saturday afternoon, with the toss-winner likely to bowl first.

PBKS Probable Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Ashutosh Sharma, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

DC Probable XI vs PBKS

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

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