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IND T20 League 2023, Match 64: PUN vs DEL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

PUN vs DEL, 64th Match

 

Preview

Punjab will square off against Delhi in the 64th match of the ongoing Indian T20 League. The match is scheduled at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Wednesday, May 17. 

The Punjab side is placed at the 8th spot in the points table with an equal share of wins and losses in 12 matches. The team has accumulated 12 points so far. 

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan is leading his side from the front and has been the highest run-getter from the side. He has scored 356 runs so far in this tournament at a strike rate of 143. He has struck 11 sixes and 47 fours in the process. Prabhsimran Singh, the young sensation in the Kings’ squad has been just behind Dhawan with 334 runs at a strike rate of 153 runs. Arshdeep Singh has been in predominant form and has been the best bowler for the side. He has 16 wickets under his belt while bowling at an average of 27 and an economy rate of 9.64.

On the other side, the Delhi franchise are sitting on the extreme bottom half of the points table with 4 wins and 8 losses from the 12 matches played in this season so far. They have collected just 8 points so far and will play the last two matches for pride as they have already crashed out of the tournament. 

Captain David Warner is the highest run-scorer for the side and has registered 384 runs while playing at a strike rate of 126. He has smashed 3 sixes and 57 fours till now. Axar Patel is succeeding him with 268 runs scored at a strike rate of 137. Mitchell Marsh has been the best bowler for the Capitals and has taken 12 wickets while bowling with an economy rate of 8.43 and an average of 14. 

 

Match Details

Match: PUN vs DEL, 64th Match, IND T20 League 2023

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala is one of the best pitches for the pace bowling attack. The ball moves here in such a manner that the batter didn’t even get an idea of the movement. The ball doesn’t turn much on this surface as it normally does on other grounds of this country. The venue has smaller boundaries and batsmen can always take chances on this wicket.  

The weather prediction at Dharamsala is a clear sky and we expect a decent batting surface. Pace bowlers will appreciate bowling on this crease, and batsmen who get set on this surface can try their hands at some classic shots. We expect the match between Punjab and Delhi to be an average-scoring match, and the team batting first will target to put a score of around 180 runs on the board.

 

PUN vs DEL Squads

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

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

 

PUN vs DEL Probable Playing XIs

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

DEL: David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar

 

Match Prediction

Delhi have nothing to lose in this competition as they are already out of the Play-offs race. The poor execution of plans has been the major issue for the side. David Warner and his team will be now looking forward to ruining others’ hope to make it to the Play-offs. The Punjab openers are in sublime touch and they have a perfect depth in their bowling attack. We expect it a close battle but Punjab should come out at the top at the end of the game. 

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Prabhsimran Singh smashed a match-winning century in the previous match, and he would like to replicate with the same form and lay a robust platform for the rest of the batters. 

Arshdeep Singh has shown great consistency and is likely to trouble the opponent batters in the middle overs of the game..

Phillip Salt is in explosive form, and he needs to set up a big opening wicket stand with skipper David Warner as the rest of their batting department has been not in good touch.

Axar Patel has been exceptional this season both with the bat and ball. He will be the backbone of the team in the middle over bowling.  

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

Liam Livingstone has already demonstrated his firepower in the previous season of the Indian T20 League but failed to prove his potential in this season of the tournament. We expect him to add runs in the middle order and also pick a few wickets and contribute to his team’s victory.

 

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