The 32nd match of IPL 2022 is to be played between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings (DC vs PBKS) on 20 April. But, before that, a big decision has been taken on Tuesday after the entry of Corona in the DC franchise. This match between the two teams will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai instead of Pune. Because right now the team of Delhi Capitals is quarantined here. This decision has been taken after the positive report of team all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and 3 staff members. Keeping in mind the safety of the players, it has been decided to change the venue.
This match to be held on Wednesday is going to be very exciting. Both the teams are coming after losing their last match. In such a situation, by somehow winning this match, both the franchises would like to return to the winning track. Because this season of IPL 2022 has entered the fourth week and now the result of every match will make a difference in the playoffs. Therefore, there is bound to be a thorny competition between the two. Before the DC vs PBKS match, let's take a look at every detail related to it.
In this match between DC vs PBKS, PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal has returned from injury. Dhawan was in excellent form against Mumbai Indians but, his batting is not showing consistency. In the last match, he missed the captaincy innings. But it is expected that against Delhi, Shikhar will try to give a good start together with Mayank. The rest of the team members have come negative in the investigation conducted on all the players on Tuesday. Now the next investigation will be held on Wednesday so that the match can be completed as per the schedule.
Delhi has aggressive players like David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, and captain Rishabh Pant. On the other hand, Punjab has excellent players like Dhawan and Liam Livingstone, who are in constant form. Obviously, the eyes of both teams will be on the return to the winning track. Delhi could win only 2 out of 5 matches. Despite this, the team has an army of excellent players. Warner and Shaw will play a key role against Punjab who is in excellent form. Apart from these, eyes will also be on Captain Pant. At the same time, in the absence of Marsh, Mandeep Singh or Sarfaraz Khan can be fielded at number three.
Talking about PBKL in the match between DC vs PBKS, then the middle order of the team will also have to play more responsibly. Jitesh Sharma has proved himself as a good finisher. But, apart from Livingston, no one had a bat in the last match. Obviously, this win will not be so easy for Punjab because at this time Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is in form.
Apart from Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur, fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed has also proved to be dangerous. On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman will have to bowl better. The command of Punjab's bowling will be in the hands of Kagiso Rabada. Along with this, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh, and Rahul Chahar are also in good form. But, all-rounder Odeon Smith will have to prove his mettle.
The 32nd match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings (DC vs PBKS) is going to be very exciting. Both the teams will put their full efforts to win this match. But, before this match, let's talk about the head-to-head between the two teams in the IPL so far, so far both of them have faced each other 28 times in this tournament. In these 28 matches, Punjab has won 15 matches, while Delhi Capitals has won 13 matches. That is, according to the head, the margin of victory and defeat between the two teams is not much and hence this confrontation will not be less than a thorn.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|