Punjab Kings players during a training session (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: They say that we will drown dear, we will drown taking you too. Today’s match in IPL 2023 is also similar. On one side is the Delhi Capitals, which have sunk. That means he is out of the playoff race. On the other hand, there is Punjab Kings, who can sink ie almost out of the playoff race if Delhi defeats them. This interesting match between the two teams will be held at the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, situated at an altitude of 4790 feet above sea level.
This will be the first match of IPL 2023 to be played in Dharamshala. At the same time, this will be the second encounter of both the teams in this season. Earlier on May 13, both the teams met at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, where Punjab defeated Delhi by 31 runs and with that defeat, the Delhi team was also out of the playoff race.
Read this: How was Delhi out of the playoffs after losing to Punjab itself?
Will Delhi drown taking Punjab as well?
Now it is the turn for Delhi Capitals to take revenge. If the Delhi team wins Dharamshala, they will settle the score including interest. It means that Punjab Kings will definitely get defeated. With that defeat, the sword of being out of the playoff race will also hang on them.
Anyway, Delhi Capitals captain David Warner, who was out of the playoffs after losing the last match to Punjab, has said that he will now play for his self-respect. They will have nothing to lose now. There will be freedom to play freely.
Of course, Delhi has nothing to lose but Punjab Kings still have a lot to gain in the league. And, they would not want the people of Delhi to get any chance to retaliate.
Punjab Kings’ hopes are still alive!
At present, with 12 points in 12 matches, Punjab Kings are at the 8th position in the points table. Like them, Bangalore, Rajasthan and Kolkata also have 12-12 points. But Punjab is at the bottom of all these because its run rate is bad.
It is clear that to keep the playoff hopes alive, it will not work for Punjab Kings to win only 2 points against Delhi. Rather, the margin of that victory should be big so that the run rate can also be corrected.
How is the pitch and weather of Dharamshala?
This will be the first match on the pitch of Dharamshala, so there is no clear information about his mood. But, the hope will be that the pitch is full of runs so that the match can be seen strongly. At the same time, the weather is expected to be clear and suitable for cricket.
PBKS vs DC: Dream 11 Prediction
If you want to make dream XI of this match played between Punjab and Delhi, then you can try betting with these players.
Keeper- Phil Salt, Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen- Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, David Warner
Allrounders – Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingston, Sam Karan, Akshar Patel
Bowlers- Ishant Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
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