Pre Match Analysis
Both the teams will be entering this match after losing their last match. Delhi Capitals lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in a one-sided match. It will be important for both the teams to win this match and be hoping to get back to winning ways.
Delhi Capitals have got an amazing line-up and have performed well in this year’s IPL. However, in their batting department, a lot relies on David Warner and Prithvi Shaw as they are the pillars of the team. Apart from them, Rishabh Pant and Lalit Yadav are the other two batters whom the team trusts. But the lack of runs from Rovmann Powell, Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh and Shardul Thakur has been a real problem for them. Even in their bowling department, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel haven’t done much. Only Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav have been their main bowlers picking up 19 wickets between them. They will be hoping for a comeback from Anrich Nortje in the upcoming matches.
For Punjab Kings, the only issue with them is that their lower order batters haven’t done much for them. Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, and Jonny Bairstow have contributed in bits and pieces in the batting department. Only Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma have played well for them. Liam Livingstone has scored 226 runs in 6 matches with a strike rate of 185. Even the lack of runs from Odean Smith is also a big issue for them. In the bowling department, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar are the main bowlers for the team. Rahul Chahar has been the leading wicket-taker for them. But the bowling of Odean Smith Vaibhav Arora is a big concern for them now.