Delhi Capitals would be without Mitchell Marsh, who tested positive for Covid-19.
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Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will face each other in the 32nd match of IPL 2022 on Wednesday. Mitchell Marsh, who made his debut for the Capitals in the previous game, tested positive for Covid-19, causing concern in the Delhi camp. DC lost the previous match against RCB by 16 runs after failing to chase a target of 190 runs. The bowlers conceded 74 runs in the last 5 overs against RCB. In the batting department, the team is heavily dependent on the trio of David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, and Rishabh Pant, which is again a huge concern, and other batters will need to rise to the occasion.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, suffered a loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match. PBKS could make only 151 runs after losing the toss and SRH chased down this target in 18.5 overs. Both the north India teams are neighbours in the points table. With 6 points across their name, PBKS are placed in the 7th position while DC are in the 8th position with 4 points.
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, Match 32
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date &Time: 20th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
DC vs PBKS, Match 32 Pitch Report:
The pitch at the Brabourne in the last game produced a high-scoring battle as more than 420 runs were scored by Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. The bowlers might have nothing to work upon.
DC vs PBKS, Match 32 Probable Playing XIs:
David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Odean Smith, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Shahrukh Khan, Vaibhav Arora, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Top Picks for DC vs PBKS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Liam Livingstone is the leading run-scorer for Punjab Kings in the tournament. In the last 4 matches, he has scored 3 half-centuries and has shown why he is currently rated as one of the best batters in limited-overs cricket. With the ball, Livingstone has picked 2 wickets.
Axar Patel has made some handy contributions with the bat including a match-winning knock of 38 runs off 17 deliveries in the first match against Mumbai Indians.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav has rediscovered himself after shifting his base from Kolkata to Delhi. He is the current leading wicket-taker for DC with 11 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 14.72, an economy of 8.23, and a strike rate of 10.7.
Rahul Chahar is performing for PBKS in the same way as Kuldeep is for DC. He moved from Mumbai Indians to PBKS during the 2022 auction and has been leading the bowling chart for his team. Chahar has taken 9 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 19.22, an economy of 7.20, and a strike rate of 16.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Rishabh Pant has been dismissed for a single-digit score only once in 5 matches. He has got the starts but has failed to capitalize on the same. Pant has made 144 runs at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 146.93. He is yet to score a half-century despite scoring over 30 runs per innings thrice.
DC vs PBKS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Liam Livingston||224 runs|
|Kuldeep Yadav||11 Wickets|
|Rahul Chahar||9 Wickets|
|Shikhar Dhawan||205 runs|
|Prithvi shaw||176 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, David Warner (vc), Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Liam Livingstone (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jonny Bairstow, Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Prithvi Shaw (vc), Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar.
DC vs PBKS Risky Captaincy Choices:
Shahrukh Khan has not been the same performer in this edition as he is yet to score over 30 runs in an innings. However, a player of his calibre can never be ignored in fantasy teams but it might be a huge risk to pick him as the captain considering he is batting in the lower-middle order. Odean Smith had a great performance against Mumbai Indians as he managed to pick 4 wickets in 3 overs and gave away just 30 runs. This came right after he was thrashed by Rahul Tewatia for 2 sixes of the last 2 deliveries.
However, Smith has had a series of ordinary performances in the tournament and might not be the right candidate to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Rovman Powell has been able to score more than 10 runs only once in 5 matches. He has been dismissed for a duck twice in the tournament and is one player whom you can avoid picking in your fantasy team.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.