Let’s look at the Match Predictions for IPL 2022 Match 32 – Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings – Match 32, Wednesday, 20th April 2022
Venue:Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Date and Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
Where to Watch: Star Sports Network | Disney+ Hotstar
Match 32 of the 2022 TATA Indian Premier League brings us live action from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai for the clash between the Delhi Capitals and the Punjab Kings.
The dark cloud of COVID-19 seems to have returned for the IPL, as an outbreak was reported in the Delhi Capitals camp when their physio Patrick Farhart tested positive on Friday, followed by Mitchell Marsh, who tested positive on Monday.
Moving onto the match prediction, the Capitals lie eighth in the table with two wins and three defeats from their five games played so far. They suffered a defeat in their previous game when they failed to chase a target of 190 runs that was put up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, courtesy of a Dinesh Karthik knock of 55 off just 34 balls. They will be looking to get back to winning ways and move up the table and keep their chances of making it to the Playoffs alive.
The Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will be looking to improve their performances. They lie just above the Delhi Capitals in seventh position with three wins and three defeats from their six games played. They suffered a huge defeat against the SunRisers Hyderabad as they got bowled out for just 151 runs in their 20 overs thanks to an Umran Malik special of 4 wickets for 28 runs which also included a maiden over. The 2016 IPL Champions chased their score in just 19 overs, winning the match by 7 wickets. The Kings will be looking to get back to winning ways themselves, and this may prove to be an exciting encounter for the fans.
The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai has proven to provide great assistance and support to the batters. With the formidable batting lineups the two teams possess, a high-scoring game is definitely on the cards. However, considering the dew factor, I expect the team winning the toss to bowl first and be comfortable in chasing.
Probable Playing XIs
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Tim Seifert, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench: Khaleel Ahmed, Mandeep Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Srikar Bharat, Lungi Ngidi, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav.
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora
Bench: Benny Howell, Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Perak Mankad, Ishan Porel, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Prabhsimran Singh, Ansh Patel, Raj Bawa, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis
Matches Played: 28 | Delhi Capitals: 13 | Punjab Kings: 15
In the last five games: Delhi Capitals: 3 | Punjab Kings: 2
Batter to watch out for – Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone was the only batter from the Punjab Kings lineup who managed to cross the 30-run mark in the previous encounter against the SunRisers Hyderabad. He scored a brilliant 60 off just 33 balls which was crucial in leading his team to a total of 151 runs on the board. Livingstone has enjoyed some great knocks in this year’s campaign, scoring a total of 224 runs—including three fifties—at an Average of 37.33. He will have to play a similar knock against a fierce Delhi Capitals bowling lineup, and I am backing him to be the batter to watch out for in Match 32.
Bowler to watch out for – Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav has been one of the best bowlers in this year’s campaign and currently sits third in the race for the Purple Cap with 11 wickets in five games so far. He will be looking to pick up some crucial wickets against the Punjab Kings and continue his fine form in order to cement a place back in the Indian national team.
DC vs PBKS – Fantasy XI
Rishabh Pant, David Warner ( c ), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone (vc), Axar Patel, Odean Smith, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
DC vs PBKS – Match Prediction
Both the teams will be looking to get back to winning ways following defeats in their respective previous encounters. Both teams possess formidable lineups. However, with the experience of playing at this venue in their previous encounter, I am backing the Punjab Kings to emerge victorious in Match 32 of IPL 2022.