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IND T20 League 2023, Match 59: DEL vs PUN Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND T20 League 2023

Match 59: DEL vs PUN

 

Preview

It's time for the Northern Derby in the IND T20 League when Delhi will face Punjab at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi in the 59th league match on Saturday 13th May at 07:30 PM. Shikhar Dhawan-led PUN is now in the 8th position and this game is very important for PUN to win and stay in the competition. On the other side, DEL is still standing at the bottom-placed in the league and it is going to be a must-win game for DEL to stay alive in the competition.

DEL lost their last game against CHE and now they are at the bottom of the league standing with 4 wins out of 11 matches. Skipper Warner scored a duck in the last game and needs to find back his form in this important match. The wicket-keeper batter Philip Salt had a good game against BLR and also departed for a low score against CHE. DEL's batting lineup needs to score runs in the game. Delhi's bowlers have a good game against CHE and took crucial wickets.

Punjab lost back-to-back matches against KOL & MUM and they are now in a do-or-die situation in the season. Shikhar Dhawan-led side is in good form and scored runs along with Livingstone in the middle. But PUN bowlers leaked a lot of runs and failed to pick up wickets in the middle overs in both games. Punjab bowlers need to fight back in the game and need to be back in form to win the match and stay in the competition.

 

Match Details

Match: DEL vs PUN, 59th Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi

 

Pitch and Weather Report

This venue is a superb place for the batting side to settle down and focus on the game. Shorter boundaries and a speedy outfield make it simple for the batters to score runs. Unfortunately, there is very little scope for the pace bowlers because of the sluggish surface. Yet, the wicket offers the spinners significant aid, and they have a successful track record on this ground.

The sky will have some patches of cloud on the match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be between 42°C - 27°C. The surface assists the batting department in the 2nd inning of the game.

 

DEL vs PUN Squads

DEL: Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Praveen Dubey, Chetan Sakariya, Abishek Porel, Sarfaraz Khan, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje, Rovman Powell, Priyam Garg, Prithvi Shaw, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma.

PUN: Nathan Ellis, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide, Mohit Rathee, Matthew Short, Shivam Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Baltej Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Gurnoor Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

 

DEL vs PUN Probable Playing XIs

DEL: David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Manish Pandey, Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

PUN: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

 

Match Prediction

Delhi has won its last 3 matches out of 5 in the second half of the IND T20 League. Warner-led DEL has a good bowling unit and the skipper of the side has done a fine job of getting the most out of it. The lack of firepower in the lower middle order can be a big concern for DEL if they lose Warner, Salt, and Marsh early in the innings. PUN, despite their bowling failures in recent games, has the edge in this contest given their batting form and the strength in the lower order. We say PUN to win this match.

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Shikhar Dhawan: The skipper of the side has the most runs (349) for Punjab at an average of 58.16 and a strike rate of 143.62 in the IND T20 League 2023.

Liam Livingstone: He has been dismissed thrice in 27 balls against the leg-spinners in the 16th edition of the league. However, DEL does not play a leg-spinner in their team.

Axar Patel: The left-handed all-rounder has 9 wickets at an average of 12 and a strike rate of 15.34 against PUN. Patel also has an economy rate of 4.69.

David Warner: The skipper of the side for DEL Warner has 1005 runs at an average of 50.25 and a strike rate of 142.14 against PUN in the IND T20 League.

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

The left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has an average of 15.40 and a strike rate of 8.40 against the LHBs, compared to an average of 41 and a strike rate of 26.83 against the RHBs in IND T20 League 2023. He conceded 39 in his full quota against KOL in the previous encounter. However, we still pick him as a game changer and our risky captaincy choice for this match.

 

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