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Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL Tips - Sluggish teams look for a bright start

Siddhu
22 Mar 2024
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 22 Mar 2024
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  • Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL match predictions to be played in Chandigarh on Saturday, March 23 at 3:30pm IST
  • Punjab conceded more powerplay runs to Delhi in the last 6 IPL H2Hs
  • Delhi have scored more runs in the powerplay in 2 of their last 3 IPL matches
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL
The return of Rishabh Pant is likely to spur Delhi (Getty Images)

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL


Two of the three current IPL teams to have never won a title will be on view as the Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals kickstart their IPL 2024 campaign. The new Maharaja Yadhavindra Singh Stadium in Mullanpur will make its IPL debut with this match on Saturday afternoon, IST local time.
  • Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL
  • Head to Head
  • Punjab Kings Form
  • Punjab Kings Team News
  • Delhi Capitals Form
  • Delhi Capitals Team News

Punjab and Delhi have both been guilty of being underperformers for many seasons now. While everyone will be keen to see how the teams start here, there will perhaps be a bigger applause when Rishabh Pant walks out to the middle. As for our picks, I am putting my money on Punjab scoring more in the first six overs.

  • Punjab Kings scored more powerplay runs in their last 6 matches against Delhi Capitals (IPL)
  • Punjab Kings have conceded more powerplay runs in 4 of their last 5 matches (IPL)
  • Delhi Capitals have scored more runs in the first six overs in 2 of their last 3 matches (IPL)
  • David Warner has scored at least 46 in 3 of his last 4 matches against Punjab Kings (IPL)

Head to Head


There have been 32 IPL matches between Punjab and Delhi so far, with the record reading 16-16. The recent record is skewed towards Delhi, though, who have won seven of the last nine H2Hs.

Last season, these teams shared the results, with Punjab winning in Delhi by 31 runs and Delhi replying with a 15-run win in Dharamsala.

Punjab Kings Form


The Punjab Kings finished eighth last season with 12 points, four points above the basement club Sunrisers and four adrift of the playoff spots. They had just five wins from 14 matches, and it’s safe to say they never were in the title race.

The new venue is expected to bring new luck, as Punjab didn't make their home advantage count last season in Mohali. Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy and runs at the top could be vital, as they look to make the most of an aggressive middle order.

Harshal Patel is brought in to add more bite to the bowling reserves, but the Kings still look a bit light in their overall composition.

Punjab Kings Team News


Sam Curran and Sikandar Raza could be fighting for one overseas slot, as Rabada, Livingstone, and Bairstow are set to start.

Delhi Capitals Form


The Delhi Capitals finished ninth last season, just two points above the Sunrisers. They won just five matches all through the tournament, losing nine.

The return of Rishabh Pant has hogged all the headlines, as the India star missed a lot of action because of an unfortunate accident. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh make the Capitals a compelling team to watch out for.

Last season saw the Capitals continuously fail with the bat, leaving Axar Patel to chip in consistently. Harry Brook’s withdrawal doesn’t leave them short of options, but they still look on the imbalanced side.

Delhi Capitals Team News


Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out of the tournament and the Capitals have signed Jake Fraser-McGurk, although he may not start this match. Anrich Nortje is coming off a long injury layoff.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL FAQs

Where can I watch the Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL live stream?

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What time does Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals start?

This Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL match is being played at the new venue in Mullanpur, Chandigarh at 3:30pm IST on Saturday, March 23.

Verdict

Both teams have their share of problems, which makes this match interesting. I am backing the Kings to start well in the powerplay, something they have done regularly since last season.

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