DC vs PBKS IPL Prediction 13 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
- Date: 2023-05-13
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Saturday, Delhi Capitals, who are currently at the bottom of the table, will face off against Punjab Kings in the 59th match of the Indian Premier League.
- David Warner’s team, having already lost to Chennai Super Kings, has nothing to lose and can be a dangerous opponent.
- On the other hand, Punjab Kings’ hopes of reaching the playoffs are slim, and they must win all their remaining games to have a chance of making it to the top four.
- Even then, they will need results from other teams to go their way.
DC vs PBKS – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date: May 13th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
DC vs PBKS – IPL – Team Previews
Delhi Capitals have won only four of their 11 games and need to win their remaining three matches to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs. Even then, their fate may depend on the results of other teams. DC had shown signs of resurgence with victories over Gujarat and Bangalore before losing their last match to Chennai Super Kings.
In that match, their top order failed again, with David Warner falling for a second-ball duck, and Mitch Marsh struggling with the bat. However, the bowlers, including Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Mitch Marsh, have been impressive in recent outings.
Their middle order has struggled to rotate the strike or find big hits, which has often led to their downfall in chases. This was evident in their last match against CSK. DC will be relying on their bowlers once again when they take on a struggling PBKS at the Kotla.
The recent form of Punjab Kings has been disappointing as they have lost their last two games, including a home defeat against MI. Their bowling has been a concern, failing to defend a total of over 200 runs in their last game. Currently placed eighth in the table, Punjab Kings have not been consistent and also lost a thrilling match against Kolkata Knight Riders recently.
Despite their inconsistent performances, the team has some explosive openers in Prabhsimran and Shikhar Dhawan, who can get the team off to a great start. However, the middle order has been shuffled too often, with the number three position being filled by Taide, Matt Short, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Punjab Kings have been better away from home this season, winning four out of six games, and they will hope to continue this trend.
The team has no injury concerns, but the form of Curran with the ball might be a worry. Although PBKS could strengthen their bowling attack by replacing Curran with Rabada, it would come at the expense of their batting depth. Another option for them could be to bring in Matthew Short in place of Rajapaksa at number three.
DC vs PBKS – IPL – Predicted Playing XI’s
Delhi Capitals: D Warner (Cap), P Salt (wk), Mitch Marsh, R Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Lalit Yadav, IS Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
Punjab Kings: Prabhsimran Singh, S Dhawan (Cap), Matt Short, L Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), S Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, N Ellis, R Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
DC vs PBKS – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Arun Jaitley Stadium has an average 1st innings score of 166 runs, but recent scores suggest that a winning total would be around 185. In the last five matches played at this ground, teams batting second have won four of them.
DC vs PBKS – IPL – Win Prediction
Punjab Kings need the win more than the Capitals, who are virtually out. That desperation might pull them through in this game.