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IPL 2022: DC vs PBKS – Team News, Predicted Lineup & Match Preview


It is now time for game number 32 which sees a contest between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS).

Although, this match has caught enough attention already as the Delhi camp suffered a Covid-19 outbreak. The DC camp hence did not travel to Pune for this fixture, and it is now scheduled to be played at the Brabourne Cricket Stadium in Mumbai.

The Rishabh Pant-led side is coming off a loss to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game and is now in eighth place in the points standings with two victories in five games. In the Delhi camp, Mitchell Marsh tested positive for Covid-19, and the entire squad has been placed in isolation. If Anrich Nortje is fit, he could return to the XI after the other bowlers conceded a lot in the last match.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, haven’t had the best of luck, and their most recent match saw them lose badly to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. With three wins in six games, they are now in seventh place in the points table, and Mayank Agarwal is likely to return to the XI for the upcoming game after missing the previous match. Jonny Bairstow has yet to light up the stage this season, and Punjab will be hoping he does so soon.

DC vs PBKS – Match Details

Match #32

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.

Date & Time: April 20, 7:30 PM

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.

Pitch Report

The results of the last two games at this stadium have been polarising, and it is also one of the toughest venues to defend. Bowling first is preferable for the captain who wins the toss.

Going on the games so far, it won’t be simple to put up significant totals on the ground.

Top Performer

Punjab Kings

Liam Livingstone produced another strong performance in the previous game against SRH, scoring a half-century and guiding his side to a decent total.

Delhi Capitals

David Warner has been in great form in the previous 2 matches. He made 66 runs off 38 deliveries against RCB in his second match.

Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Odean Smith, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Shahrukh Khan, Vaibhav Arora, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

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