PBKS vs DC IPL Prediction 17 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
- Date: 2023-05-17
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: HPCA Stadium, Dharmasala
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
After securing a victory against the Delhi Capitals in their last encounter, the Punjab Kings are set to face them once again in their upcoming match. The two teams will clash at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Wednesday.
- While Delhi has been officially eliminated from the playoffs race, Punjab is still in contention and will strive for favourable outcomes in their last two league fixtures.
- However, Delhi, playing for pride, will also seek redemption and aim to thwart Punjab’s chances of securing a top-four spot.
- These two teas clashed just three days ago where the Punjab Kings choked the Capitals in a small run-chase.
PBKS vs DC – IPL – Venue Details:
Venue: HPCA Stadium, Dharmasala
Date: May 17th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
PBKS vs DC – IPL – Team Previews
To maintain their hopes for the playoffs, Punjab Kings must continue their winning streak against the Delhi Capitals. While the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, have already secured a place in the playoffs, seven teams are competing for the remaining three spots.
In their previous encounter on May 13, Punjab Kings emerged victorious as Delhi Capitals struggled to chase a modest target. Batting first, Prabhsimran Singh’s outstanding performance led us to a total of 167 runs in 20 overs. Subsequently, Harpreet Brar’s impressive four-wicket haul limited Delhi to 136 runs within their allocated overs.
Punjab Kings’ seamers will aim to exploit the vulnerability of Delhi Capitals’ top order, which might be lacking in confidence. Removing Warner, if he plays, will be crucial for our success. In the previous game against DC, PBKS had only three overseas players, and Nathan Ellis replaced Prabhsimran while bowling in the second innings. If we bowl first this time, Prabhsimran is likely to be included for the chase.
At the bottom of the table, the Capitals find themselves eliminated from the competition. Despite the lost battle, Warner aims to restore pride and confidence within his team. With an explosive partnership between Warner and Salt, they must establish a solid opening stand as the rest of the batting lineup has shown signs of rustiness.
Axar Patel has performed well, but he requires support from Kuldeep Yadav in the middle overs. Dismissing Livingstone will be crucial for Delhi. Being the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention, their defeat against PBKS sealed their fate.
After a promising phase where they won four out of five games, DC suffered back-to-back losses, and they hope to conclude a challenging season on a positive note. A strong performance from them could dash the hopes of the Punjab Kings. It’s worth noting that Delhi are still without the services of Anrich Nortje, who has returned to South Africa due to personal reasons.
PBKS vs DC – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Punjab Kings: Prabhsimran Singh, S Dhawan (Cap), B Rajapaksa, L Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), S Curran, S Khan, H Brar, R Dhawan, R Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Delhi Capitals: D Warner (Cap), P Salt (wk), Mitch Marsh, R Rossouw, Akshar Patel, Aman Khan, Ripal Patel, L Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, K Ahmed, IS Sharma
PBKS vs DC – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala is renowned for its fast-bowler-friendly pitch. The ball has a tendency to move around, which can create uncertainty and doubts among the batting side. Additionally, the smaller boundaries at this venue often give batsmen the confidence to take risks and play their shots freely.
PBKS vs DC – IPL – Win Prediction
Punjab need this win more than the Capitals, who are already out. So that desperation might get them over the line.