DC vs PBKS have produced some nail-biting thrillers beyond pre-match prediction in the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals have been on a steady rise in recent times while Punjab Kings have struggled for success and stability throughout their journey. The DC vs PBKS prediction will not be an easy one with the mega auction shake-up that took place ahead of the IPL 2022.
In the auction, DC brought in some terrific players such as David Warner, Rovman Powell, and Mitchell Marsh while letting go of Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, and Shreyas Iyer. Sarfaraz Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, and Chetan Sakariya were other notable players they acquired.
DC’s purple cap holder of IPL 2020 – Kagiso Rabada – will now lead PBKS’ pace attack.Cricket Betting
Punjab Kings, who had arguably the best auction, stacked their squad with T20 stars such as Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, and Odean Smith despite letting go of KL Rahul, their former captain, and Chris Gayle, who skipped the season.
They also brought in former DC players Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada, all once certainties in the playing XI. Punjab also bagged India’s U19s star all-rounder Raj Bawa with an eye on the future.
These two teams are placed into two separate groups for the IPL 2022 and will face each other twice in the league stage with DC vs PBKS prediction likely to be very interesting.
Delhi Capitals are good but Punjab King looks better on paper and as such, the PBKS vs DC prediction is likely to favor the Kings.
These two teams from the north of India have shared a very competitive rivalry in the IPL. They have fought each other in 28 matches, of which, Punjab Kings have won 15 while Delhi Capitals have claimed 13 games.
This historical record makes the Punjab Kings slight favorites in the DC vs PBKS match prediction. Here we will look into some other details to determine which team is likely to have an advantage in the upcoming season.
PBKS have an edge over DC in head to head encounters of IPL over the years.Cricket Betting
DC and Punjab both had one of the better auction performances. Punjab Kings had retained Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh ahead of the auction while Delhi Capitals opted for Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, and Anrich Nortje.
Punjab parted ways with KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami. DC too had to release some of their key players in Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, and Shreyas Iyer.
Breaking the partnership of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Avesh Khan was a huge decision for Delhi Capitals and their bowling just does not look the same anymore despite decent acquisitions in the auction.
Coming to the squad strengths and weaknesses of these teams, it’s fair to say their clashes are going to be a shootout between the two batting line-ups.
DC have a fantastic batting unit comprising David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, and Rovman Powell. There’s an exciting blend of spin power-hitting and pace power-hitting.
Punjab Kings also have a power-packed batting line-up. They have Shikhar Dhawan as a steady anchor, in the KL Rahul role, and around him, they have crazy strikers in Bairstow, Mayank, Livingstone.
Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith, who could get into the playing XI, will form a finishing trio along with the England sensation Livingstone, who made some impactful performances in the Pakistan Super League.
PBKS have added some big names who are brutal hitters in their T20 format.Cricket Betting
When it comes to the bowling side of things, DC’s bowling attack of Anrich Nortje, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, and Chetan Sakariya inspires little confidence and Rishabh Pant, the skipper, would worry about it.
Punjab Kings’ attack of Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Livingstone, and Odean Smith doesn’t look great either but it’s slightly better. As such, today the PBKS vs DC match prediction will favor the Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab King even if only by a little bit.
It’s a curious table when it comes to the DC vs PBKS head to head battles over the years. Both the teams have had real struggles while defending the targets, losing 10 matches each, with DC having a win percentage of 23% and PBKS winning 33% of the matches.
When it comes to batting second, DC have 10 out of 15 matches while Punjab Kings have chased the target on 10 out of 13 attempts. DC have won 55% of their matches at home, having claimed six out of 11 games.
PBKS have dominated their home matches with six wins out of seven matches – a win percentage of 86%. While things could still hinge on the pitch report and pre-match prediction, on paper, Punjab Kings appear very strong this time.
|Head to Head||DC Played||DC Won||DC Win %||PBKS Played||PBKS Won||PBKS Win %|
Talking about the matches played in India, Punjab Kings lead the scoreline with 13 victories compared to 11 by Delhi Capitals. The recent record seems to favor DC, who claimed both the league games in the last edition.
Both the teams had one win each in the IPL 2019 as well as the 2020 edition. In general, matches between these sides in the Indian Premier League have often thrown up some very interesting player battles.
The IPL 2022 is scheduled to take place in four venues in Maharashtra, which means both these teams will be playing at neutral venues. Speaking of which, DC have won six clashes at neutral venues compared to four victories by PBKS.
|Head to Head||DC||PBKS|
|Highest Team Score||231||202|
|Lowest Team Score||67||111|
|Average 1st Inn Score||145||152|
|Average 2nd Inn Score||146||138|
While the historical record is in favor of DC, Punjab Kings have assembled an outstanding unit for the 2022 season, focusing on their batting strength and it is beyond them to turn this record around.
Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings have been part of some high-scoring as well as low-scoring contests. Incidentally, their respective highest team total came in the same match back in 2011. DC smashed 231/4 batting first at their home and in response, Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) managed 202/6.
As for the lowest scores in PBKS vs DC head to head games, DC were dismantled for just 67 once whereas PBKS’ lowest total in a complete innings reads 111. The average first innings score for Delhi Capitals reads 145 while Punjab Kings have scored 152 on average.
|Head to Head||DC||PBKS|
|Most Runs||361 – Shikhar Dhawan||334 – Mayank Agarwal|
|Highest Individual Score||106* – Shikhar Dhawan||99* – Mayank Agarwal|
|Most Wickets||12 – Kagiso Rabada||14 – Sandeep Sharma|
|Best Bowling Figures||4/11 – Amit Mishra||4/11 – Sam Curran|
Playing for Delhi for several seasons, Shikhar Dhawan tops the batting charts in PBKS vs DC head to head battles. The left-hander has scored 361 runs in this rivalry. Mayank Agarwal leads the way for Punjab with 334 runs from 10 innings at an average of 37, including a career-best 99* in their previous fixture.
The 99* by Mayank Agarwal against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2021 edition is the highest score by a Punjab player in PBKS vs DC head to head matches. For Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan smashed 106* which is the highest score by a Delhi player in the DC vs PBKS head to head battles.
Sandeep Sharma, the new ball swing bowler who was once a strong presence in the Punjab Kings playing XI, is the leading wicket-taker in this rivalry with 14 wickets for PBKS while Kagiso Rabada has snared 12 scalps for DC.
Amit Mishra snared 4/11 against Punjab in one of his many four-wicket hauls in the Indian Premier League and this is the best haul by a Delhi player against Punjab. For Punjab, England all-rounder Sam Curran’s 4/11 remains the best haul against Delhi.
|Tournament||Match Date||Venue||Match Winner||Margin|
|IPL 2022||5/16/2022||Mumbai||DC||Won by 17 runs|
|IPL 2022||4/20/2022||Mumbai||DC||Won by 9 wickets|
|IPL 2021||5/2/2021||Ahmedabad||DC||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2021||4/18/2021||Mumbai||DC||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2020||10/20/2020||Dubai||PBKS||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2020||9/20/2020||Dubai||DC||Won by NA tie|
|IPL 2019||4/20/2019||Delhi||DC||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2019||4/1/2019||Chandigarh||PBKS||Won by 14 runs|
|IPL 2018||4/23/2018||Delhi||PBKS||Won by 4 runs|
|IPL 2018||4/8/2018||Chandigarh||PBKS||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2017||4/30/2017||Chandigarh||PBKS||Won by 10 wickets|
|IPL 2017||4/15/2017||Delhi||DC||Won by 51 runs|
|IPL 2016||5/7/2016||Chandigarh||PBKS||Won by 9 runs|
|IPL 2016||4/15/2016||Delhi||DC||Won by 8 wickets|
|IPL 2015||5/1/2015||Delhi||DC||Won by 9 wickets|
|IPL 2015||4/15/2015||Pune||DC||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2014||5/25/2014||Chandigarh||PBKS||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2014||5/19/2014||Delhi||PBKS||Won by 4 wickets|
|IPL 2013||5/16/2013||Dharamsala||PBKS||Won by 7 runs|
|IPL 2013||4/23/2013||Delhi||PBKS||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2012||5/19/2012||Dharamsala||DC||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2012||5/15/2012||Delhi||DC||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2011||5/15/2011||Dharamsala||PBKS||Won by 29 runs|
|IPL 2011||4/23/2011||Delhi||DC||Won by 29 runs|
|IPL 2010||4/11/2010||Delhi||PBKS||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2010||3/13/2010||Chandigarh||DC||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2009||5/15/2009||Bloemfontein||PBKS||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2009||4/19/2009||Cape Town||DC||Won by 10 wickets|
|IPL 2008||5/17/2008||Delhi||PBKS||Won by 6 runs|
|IPL 2008||4/27/2008||Chandigarh||PBKS||Won by 4 wickets|
Delhi Capitals have enjoyed a great amount of fortune when it comes to DC vs PBKS toss results. Out of 28 clashes between the two teams, DC have won the DC vs PBKS toss on 18 instances with PBKS winning the remaining 10 tosses.
DC have shown a strong preference for chasing in this rivalry, electing to field first on 13 occasions out of 18. Much like their counterparts, PBKS have preferred batting second in eight of the 10 matches they won the toss in.
PBKS have won 60% of their matches while DC have won 50% of their clashes after winning the toss. Both the teams are very likely to field first when the toss lands in their favour in PBKS vs DC matches.
All said and done, players like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and Shahrukh Khan can take the toss out of the equation.
Plenty of proven star performers will be involved when these two teams face off in the upcoming season. In our DC vs PBKS betting tips, look out for David Warner as the player of the match.
The other top choices in the DC vs PBKS betting tips include Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Marsh and Liam Livingstone.
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As we’ve discussed earlier, the battle between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings could all come down to which batting line-up overpowers the other on the given day.
Toss could play a big role in these clashes. The complete PBKS vs DC betting tips will be available three days before the match.
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Punjab Kings lead the scoreline in this rivalry, winning 15 matches compared to 13 by Delhi Capitals
DC and Punjab have never faced each other in knockout stages.
DC have been very fortunate at the toss, winning it 20 times in 28 matches. However, the general odds for the toss remain 50-50.
Both the teams have very strong batting lineups. In the bowling department, PBKS looks slightly better than DC and could well be the difference in their IPL 2022 clashes.
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