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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-head, Possible XI and Dream11 Team Prediction

The Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals will be the second fixture of the IPL 2024 which will be played at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium.

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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: PBKS and DC will face each other in the second fixture of the IPL 2024

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Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals are all set to face each other in match 2 of the ongoing IPL 2024 season on Saturday, March 23, at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Cricket Stadium in Punjab. Punjab will be hosting Delhi in their new stadium. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side finished eighth in the points table last season but they would like to start the season on high this time around. On the other hand, the Capitals finished in the ninth position under David Warner's leadership last season. Rishabh Pant missed the last season but this time he is back and will be hoping to make a brilliant comeback. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals match in IPL 2024 as both teams look to start their season with a victory.

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Match Details

How to watch the Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 Match?

The Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the IPL 2024 matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The Mullanpur is set to host its first match. A few domestic games have been played at the venue and the pitch and conditions might change after a few games. It suits the bowlers, particularly the slower bowlers. Teams may prefer bowling first after winning the toss. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 147 runs.

The temperature will be around 35 percent with 9% humidity.

PBKS vs DC: Head-to-Head Record

The two teams have faced each other in 32 matches with both teams winning 16 matches each. In the last six matches, DC has won 5 encounters against PBKS the last season's victory in Dharamsala.

Matches Played 32
Punjab Kings wins 16
Delhi Capitals Wins 16
No Result 00

Team News

Punjab Kings

Neither team made a huge overhaul during the auction. South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw, who was part of the DC setup last year, will play for PBKS this season after being bought for Rs 8 Crores. Punjab invested 11.75 crores in Harshal Patel who picked up 32 wickets in the 2021 season. Jonny Bairstow is back in the squad after missing the last season because of an injury. Jitesh Sharma was brilliant for Punjab in the Indian Premier League 2023 but he will have to deliver this time too. Shikhar Dhawan has a huge responsibility on his shoulders for the Punjab Kings in the batting department. Although, he has been consistent in the previous seasons. He is also the second-highest run-scorer in the history of the competition. Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada will lead the bowling attack for Punjab and will be hoping for a solid start this time around.

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw scored only 106 runs from eight games at an average of 13.25 and a strike rate of 124.71 last season. David Warner, on the other hand, scored 516 runs at an average of 36.86 after getting almost zero help from the top-order batters. The veteran Aussie has always delivered with his batting and is set to face the fierce bowlers again this season. Rishabh Pant is back which will be a huge momentum boost for the side. Kuldeep Yadav can be crucial with his spin bowling and provide some early breakthroughs for DC. He is coming off good performances in Test cricket and has been performing consistently for the Indian team in white ball as well. He will be helped by experienced bowlers like Ishant Sharma and all-rounder Axar Patel.

Kumar Kushagra was brought into the team after spending a huge amount of money and he might make his debut. Mitchell Marsh will be an important player for the Capitals as he can contribute with both bat and ball in important situations. Nortje is coming back from an injury so it is still not sure if he will feature for Delhi in the match against Punjab.

Possible XIs:

Punjab Kings:

Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Atharva Taide, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar

Delhi Capitals:

David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant (C), Tristian Stubbs, Yash Dhull, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, A Nortje

 

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