The management of PBKS changed almost all squads of the team and picked the best players from IPL 2022 auctions. Many of us were expecting that Punjab will change its history in the IPL but they did not perform well. Their performance in IPL 2022 had been average and they had played twelve matches with six wins and the same losses. They are situated at the sixth position on the points table. They had beaten a strong team in this tournament, RCB in their most recent match. On the other side, DC is the other team that has been average in IPL 2022. They had also played twelve matches. They won six and lost the same matches. They are holding the fifth position on the table. They are tied in the points with PBKS but are better in net run rate. The performance of both teams was equal and this match is going to be very interesting as these teams are also equal in strength.
PUNJAB KINGS REVIEWS
The batting order of PBKS is strong and experienced and they have the services of the best batters in the world. Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan are opening the batting innings of Punjab and have been good in IPL 2022. They had provided a good opening start in almost every match. B Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, and Mayank Agarwal are leading the top batting order while Jitesh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, and Rishi Dhawan are taking care of the lower batting order of PBKS. These all batters were good in the previous match against RCB and scored 209 runs in 20 overs. Liam Livingstone was the highest run-scorer with 70 runs to his name on just 42 balls with the help of five boundaries and four huge sixes. Bairstow was the other batter who was just good with the bat. He scored 66 runs on just 29 balls with the help of four boundaries and seven huge sixes. Dhawan scored 21 runs while Mayank Agarwal had 19 runs to his name. B Rajapaksa could not put some runs on the board but we know that he is the kind of player who can bounce back at any time in the game.
We think that there are no issues with the batting order of PBKS but the bowling department of Punjab has not been impressive in IPL 2022. Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, and Rahul Chahar are the leading bowlers of Punjab. They leaked 155 runs in 20 overs while defending the target of 210 runs. Kagiso Rabada had been the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022 from the side of PBKS and he was also the most successful bowler in the previous match with three wickets to his name in four overs against 21 runs. Rishi Dhawan was the other bowler who was good with the ball. He picked two wickets in four overs against 36 runs while Rahul Chahar also picked two wickets but he leaked 37 runs in four overs. Arshdeep Singh and Harpreet Brar picked one wicket each. The bowlers of PBKS are also performing well and we don’t think that the management of this team needs to make any changes in the final playing eleven for this match. We think that they will play this match with the same playing eleven which was in the previous match against RCB.
DELHI CAPITALS REVIEWS
DC had a good start to IPL 2022 but lost some matches in a row in the middle of the tournament. They bounced back and beat Rajasthan in the most recent match. The bowling department of Delhi had played a key role in every win for the team. Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, and Kuldeep Yadav are leading the bowling department of DC in IPL 2022. They also have some best bowlers of the T20 format of cricket on the bench. They were good in the most recent match against RR where they leaked just 160 runs in 20 overs. Chetan Sakariya was the most successful bowler in the previous match with two wickets to his name in four overs against 23 runs. Mitchell Marsh also picked two wickets in three overs while he was charged for 25 runs. Nortje was the other bowler who picked two wickets but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged for 39 runs in four overs.
Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav were the bowlers who could not pick any wicket in the previous match against RR. The batting order of DC also had been good in IPL 2022 and was also superb in the previous match against Rajasthan. Srikar Bharat, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Rishabh Pant are the star batters of Delhi and these batters were also good in the previous match where they chased the target of 161 runs in just 18.1 overs. Mitchell Marsh was the highest run-scorer in the previous match with 89 runs to his name on 62 balls with the help of five boundaries and seven huge sixes. David Warner was the other batter who put some runs on the board in the previous match. He remained not out after scoring 52 runs on 41 balls with the help of five boundaries and one huge six. Rishabh Pant also performed well with the bat and scored 13 runs on just four balls with the help of two boundaries. Delhi has a good combination and we don’t think that they will make any changes in the final playing eleven.
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: May 16, 7:30 PM
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important part in the result of every match of IPL 2022 as we had observed in the previous matches. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss will elect to field first as defending had been difficult in the most recent matches of IPL.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The 64th match of IPL T20, 2022 is going to be held at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting in early overs. The track has a good amount of pace and bounce which allows the batsmen to score good cricketing shots but this ground also has big boundaries which can be a plus point for the bowlers. A score of 190 plus seems to be a par score.
WEATHER REPORT FOR TODAY’S MATCH
The weather forecast for Mumbai is good for this cricket match. There are almost no chances of rain in the region and we are hopeful that we will have a full match to enjoy.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH TEAMS
Delhi Capitals is overall a strong team when we compare with Punjab Kings. They have the best players in the t20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for the Delhi Capitals have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Delhi Capitals have a 52% chance to win this match.
Punjab Kings have a 48% chance to win this match.