DC VS PBKS: IPL 2023 60th Pre-match Predictions

Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings are going to face each other in the 59th match of the 2023 edition of the TATA Indian Premier League. Punjab Kings, even after starting their campaign well, have stumbled and suffered and have failed to be consistent. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have had an undesirable start as they have lost all of the five matches they played and are in the bottom half of the table at the moment.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date13-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsDelhi Capitals VS Punjab Kings
⚡ Match59
🏟️ VenueDelhi

DC Players List and Role

Abhishek PorelBatter/Wicket-keeper
Axar PatelAll-Rounder
Prithvi ShawBatter
Anrich NortjeBowler
David Warner (c)Batter
Mitchell MarshAll-Rounder
Sarfaraz KhanBatter
Kamlesh NagarkotiBowler
Mustafizur RahmanBowler
Kuldeep YadavBowler
Khaleel AhmedBowler
Chetan SakariyaBowler
Lalit YadavAll-Rounder
Ripal PatelAll-Rounder
Yash DhullBatter
Rovman PowellBatter
Pravin DubeyBowler
Lungi NgidiBowler
Vicky OstwalAll-Rounder
Aman KhanAll-Rounder
Phil SaltWicket-keeper
Ishant SharmaBowler
Mukesh KumarBowler
Manish PandeyBatter
Rilee RossouwBatter

PBKS Players List and Role

Arshdeep SinghBowler
Shikhar Dhawan (c)Batter
Kagiso RabadaBowler
Matthew ShortAll-Rounder
Shahrukh KhanAll-Rounder
Harpreet BrarBatter
Prabhsimran SinghBatter/Wicket-keeper
Jitesh SharmaBatter/Wicket-keeper
Rahul ChaharBowler
Liam LivingstoneAll-Rounder
Gurnoor SinghAll-Rounder
Rishi DhawanAll-Rounder
Baltej DhandaAll-Rounder
Nathan EllisBowler
Atharva TaideAll-Rounder
Bhanuka RajapaksaBatter
Sam CurranAll-Rounder
Sikandar RazaAll-Rounder
Harpreet BhatiaBatter
Vidwath KaverappaBowler
Mohit RatheAll-Rounder
Shivam SinghAll-Rounder
Arshdeep SinghBowler
Shikhar Dhawan (c)Batter
Kagiso RabadaBowler

First Face-Off

Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals squared off against each other for the first time in the 13th match of TATA IPL 2008 on 37th April 2008. Both the teams looked to get going in the first season but it was the Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) that emerged victorious by 4 wickets because of the stunning performance of Australian legend Simon Katich. 

Previous IPL Results

Both teams have faced each other 30 times in the history of TATA IPL and that includes some extremely close encounters as well. Their record is absolutely neck-to-neck and the teams would look to swing it in their favour in this match. While Punjab Kings has won 15 of these matches, Delhi Capitals have managed to win 15 as well.  

Previous Results

16-May-2022Delhi Capitals17 RunsMumbai
20-Apr-2022Delhi Capitals9 WicketsMumbai
2-May-2021Delhi Capitals7 WicketsAhmedabad
18-Apr-2021Delhi Capitals6 WicketsMumbai
20-Oct-2020Punjab Kings*5 WicketsDubai
20-Sep-2020Delhi CapitalsSuper OverDubai
20-Apr-2019Delhi Capitals5 WicketsDelhi
1-Apr-2019Punjab Kings*14 RunsMohali
23-Apr-2018Punjab Kings*4 RunsDelhi
8-Apr-2018Punjab Kings*6 WicketsMohali
30-Apr-2017Punjab Kings*10 WicketsMohali
15-Apr-2017Delhi Daredevils51 RunsDelhi
6-May-2016Punjab Kings*9 RunsMohali
14-Apr-2016Delhi Daredevils8 WicketsDelhi
30-April-2015Delhi Daredevils9 WicketsDelhi
14-April-2015Delhi Daredevils5 WicketsPune
24-May-2014Punjab Kings*7 WicketsMohali
18-May-2014Punjab Kings*4 WicketsDelhi
15-May-2013Punjab Kings*7 RunsDharamsala
22-Apr-2013Punjab Kings*5 WicketsDelhi
18-May-2012Delhi Daredevils6 WicketsDharamsala
14-May-2012Delhi Daredevils5 WicketsDelhi
14-May-2011Punjab Kings*29 RunsDharamsala
22-April-2011Delhi Daredevils29 RunsDelhi
10-April-2010Punjab Kings*7 WicketsDelhi
12-Mar-2010Delhi Daredevils5 WicketsMohali
14-May-2009Punjab Kings*6 WicketsBloemfontein
18-April-2009Delhi Daredevils10 WicketsCape Town
16-May-2008Punjab Kings*6 RunsDelhi
26-April-2008Punjab Kings*4 WicketsMohali

Pre-match Analysis

Both teams would like to take advantage of their strengths and make sure they have the valuable two points at the end of this match.    

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Shikhar Dhawan has once again shown why he is regarded to be one of the best batters in the history of TATA IPL. He has batted amazingly and is currently one of the leading run-scorers in history. The Delhi wicket is something where he was brought up playing upon, and he would look to get his strike rate better and may once again be the best batter of the match. 

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Arshdeep Singh has been a stand-out bowler for Punjab Kings for a few seasons now and he has also been in good form in this edition as well. He would look to continue the same and ensure that he turns out to be the best bowler of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. 

Match Details

Punjab Kings will be up against the Delhi Capitals in the 58th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 from the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on 13th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset. 

Pitch Report

Arun Jaitley Stadium is Delhi Capitals’ home ground. Usually, the pitch is slower in pace. But the outfield is frequently fast, and the boundaries are small.  At his arena, a total of 78 IPL games have been played. The side batting first won 35 times, while the chasing team triumphed 43 times. At this stadium, 166 runs are scored in the first inning on average. The host team DC broke the record for the highest total ever recorded with 231 runs. On the other hand, DC also scored 66 runs, the lowest total ever registered here.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

It is expected to be a cracker of a contest as two strong teams will be against each other and both teams would like to make amends and get a win. The form and the merits suggest that Punjab Kings might emerge victorious but Delhi Capitals will definitely fancy their home advantage.