Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals (PBKS vs DC) are set to face each other in their next match of IPL 2022 on May 16 (Monday) at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. PBKS is led by Mayank Agarwal and DC is led by Rishabh Pant. Let’s have a look at their Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.
PBKS vs DC: Match Preview
Punjab Kings has played 12 games so far and won 6 games and lost 6. They have 12 points and a net run rate of +0.023. Shikhar Dhawan from PBKS mustered the highest number of runs for the team which is 402 runs in 12 matches. Liam Livingstone is the next with 385 runs in 12 matches. From the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada took the highest wickets with 21 scalps. Rahul Chahar is the second highest wicket-taker with 14 scalps.
Rishabh Pant led Delhi Capitals and the team played 12 games so far. They have won 6 games and lost 6. DC has 12 points and a net run rate of +0.210. David Warner from DC is the highest run-getter for the team with 427 runs in 10 games. Rishabh Pant follows him with 294 runs. Kuldeep Yadav has scalped the most 18 wickets for DC and Khaleel Ahmed is the next with 16 wickets.
PBKS vs DC: Match Prediction
PBKS and DC are also coming into the contest after winning their previous match. While PBKS defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their previous match by 54 runs, DC thrashed the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight wickets. Both PBKS and DC have been at the top of their game. This is a must-win for both the teams as it will decide who stays for the playoffs and who doesn’t. PBKS and DC have had almost the same consistency in IPL 2022 so, it’s going to be a tough game between the two franchises with both trying their best to survive in the tournament.
PBKS vs DC: Fantasy XI
Jonny Bairstow from Punjab Kings mustered just 9 runs in the last head-to-head game against Delhi Capitals but can come in handy in this match here.
Liam Livingstone from Punjab Kings scored only 2 runs in the last head-to-head match against Delhi Capitals but can surely level up his form.
Mitchell Marsh from Delhi Capitals smashed 188 runs and grabbed 4 wickets in this tournament so far and will be aiming to make it big in this match as well.
David Warner from Delhi Capitals mustered 60 runs in the last head-to-head game against Punjab Kings and will be among the top fantasy picks for this game.
Rishabh Pant from Delhi Capitals scored 294 runs in this tournament so far and can be a very important addition in this game.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 402 runs in 12 matches this season at an average of 40.20 and a strike rate of 122.93 including 3 half-centuries.
Kagiso Rabada has taken 14 wickets and is expected to play a major role in the game.
Kuldeep Yadav scalped 18 wickets in 12 matches at an average of 20.66, an economy of 8.71, and a strike rate of 14.2.
Bhanuka Rajpaksa mustered 202 runs in 8 wickets for Punjab Kings.
Mayank Agarwal is leading PBKS and smashed a total of 195 runs in just 11 matches.
Rahul Chahar Took 14 wickets so far in the game and is an essential pick for this match for PBKS.