Today 64th match of IPL 15 will be played between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai from 7:30 pm. Both the teams have played 12 matches and won 6 matches and remain in the race for the playoffs.
The net run rate of DC is +0.210, while that of PBKS is +0.023. The team that will be able to win today’s match by a huge margin will have a better chance of making it to the playoffs.
Kuldeep Yadav can change the game for DC. Delhi registered a big win by 8 wickets against Rajasthan in the last match. In such a situation, the enthusiasm among the players will be at its peak. However, trouble persists with the opening pair. If Prithvi Shaw makes a comeback, it will be beneficial for the team.
We have seen a good batting track in Dr. DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Punjab had chased 205 runs against RCB here this season. There is some assistance for bowlers also in the initial period of innings. Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on.
We can’t forget whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be some assistance for spin too in the last stage of the tournament.
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers that spanning from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 16th of May 2022.
Temperature – 33/28
Humidity – 60%
Wind – 18 km/h
Chances of Rain – 1%
DC is leading the head-to-head competition marginally between these two teams. Delhi has won 15 matches while Punjab has 14.
Punjab Kings will take the field against DC after winning the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The havoc of Kagiso Rabada’s pace continues to cause trouble for the opposition batsmen.
The way English batsmen Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow scored half-centuries to win the team, was enough to instill confidence in the team.
With each match that I watch, my love for the game just increases. All I dream of is to join my passion for writing with that of the game and pen down the live-action.
As a person, I am a quick learner and work well in a team for that is what wins the series.
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