PBKS vs DC Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 17, 2023

PBKS vs DC Match Prediction - May 17, 2023

Tournament: Indian Premier League, 2023.

Date: May 17, 2023.

Format: T20

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India.

Time: 14:00

The Punjab Kings team played well against Delhi Capitals in their last encounter against them in IPL 2023. They kept the hopes of qualifying for the next stage of the competition alive with a win. In this game to be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, in Dharamsala both teams will be eyeing a huge win that will improve their overall run rate. As far as Delhi Capitals are concerned, it is all over and they will only be playing for pride. They had to endure 5 losses in a row in IPL 2023 and it has pretty much been a disaster for them in this season. Delhi was off to a bad start and could not recover from it. All their batters were inconsistent and the bowling attack lacked the zip which proved to be their undoing. However, the stakes in this game for Punjab Kings will be a lot higher and they are going to need a solid victory. It will be important to judge how the Punjab Kings will contest this game with a lot of pressure on them to register a big win.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Head-To-Head

Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals have faced each other on 31 occasions in the IPL. Out of these thirty-one matches, Delhi has succeeded in winning 15 games while Punjab has been able to win 16 matches. This is a pretty close head-to-head record and does not indicate anything.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals Live Streaming and Broadcast

This IPL 2023 game will be available in India on the Star Sports Network. You may also view the game on the JioCinema website and app in India for free.

PBKS vs DC Team Previews

Punjab Kings

The Punjab team is being led by Shikhar Dhawan and they did well to win the last game they played. However, the Punjab captain will be worried by the batting form shown by his batters. Although Prabhsimran Singh performed several heroics in the game there was little contribution from other batters. Dhawan will look for a far better effort from the batters as they look to keep their chances of a place in the playoffs alive by winning this match. They will need to approach this game positively and register a victory by a large margin.

In his last appearance for Punjab Kings, Prabhsimran Singh scored a match-winning century. He will be keen to continue his match-winning form in this game and try to establish a strong foundation together with the skipper Shikhar Dhawan near the top of the batting order. Liam Livingstone has not been able to justify his potential. He will have to add more runs near the middle order together with Sikandar Raza and Jitesh Sharma. Other crucial batters in this line-up are Rishi Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan, and Sam Curran.

Sam Curran and Rishi Dhawan will try to trouble the top-order batting of Delhi Capitals. The seamer Arshdeep Singh has so far displayed consistency and has been successful in troubling all his opponents in the team's middle overs together with Harpreet Brar. There are some experienced bowlers in the Punjab attack such as Nathan Ellis, Sikandar Raza, and Rahul Chahar. This makes this attack a dangerous one. However, the skipper Shikhar Dhawan will remain the main threat with the bat and Arshdeep Singh with the ball.

Punjab Kings Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh.

Delhi Capitals

The Delhi Capitals skipper David Warner will be keen to restore the confidence level of his team members and instill some pride into them. This appears to be a lost battle for the Delhi outfit to try and qualify for the group stage. The team has provided a patchy performance right from the start of the 2023 IPL season. There was a bit of spark during the middle of the season but nothing to write home about. Surprisingly David Warner himself has done a decent job with the bat. He will once again have to lead from the front for his side to have any hopes of winning this game.

At the top of the order for Delhi Capitals, Warner forms a formidable opening wicket pair with Phillip Salt. These two will have to set up a huge stand for the opening wicket as the remaining batters in the middle order are not in a great nick and have been rusty. Other major batters Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel, and Rilee Rossouw will be keen to develop partnerships in this encounter. The Delhi team will also expect some good contributions from the likes of Aman Hakim Khan, and Manish Pandey in their lower middle order.

The Delhi Capitals bowling attack will be led by Ishant Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed. They will need to bowl a good line and get early breakthroughs for the team to hold an edge over the Punjab outfit. Axar Patel has done a great job for Punjab though. He will need a lot of support from the likes of Praveen Dubey and Kuldeep Yadav. They are going to need a better showing from Mukesh Kumar and Mitchell Marsh for this match. The top performers with the bat and ball for Delhi Capitals are David Warner and Axar Patel. 

Delhi Capitals Playing 11

David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Philip Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Yash Dhull, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

PBKS vs DC Toss Prediction

The pitch at the Dharamshala venue will offer a bit of juice for the quick bowlers early on. The seamers will get some movement from the track initially. So, the skipper that wins the toss might wish to bowl for first on this track. Chasing a known target will be a lot easier on this surface.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This pitch on offer at the HPCA stadium in Dharamshala is one of the more fast-bowler-friendly surfaces in India. There is some movement for the bowlers observed on the track. This leads to doubts in the minds of the batters. All spinners playing in this game will need to bowl a tight line because the ball will not turn as much here as on the other tracks in the country. This ground also has small boundaries which means the batters will fancy their chances of scoring runs on the track.

We are expecting clear skies during the game in Dharamshala. It is also likely to be a good batting surface. But there will be some help for the quicker bowlers from the track. Only the batsmen that have got their eyes in can expect to do well on this wicket. It is likely to be a game where an average number of runs are scored. Any team batting first will look to score around 175 runs on the track to feel safe.

PBKS vs DC Betting Tips

Despite their dismal showing in the IPL 2023 season the Delhi Capitals will have to play freely in this game. They are out of contention for the playoffs though. Lack of form in the case of several batters and bad execution of bowling plans have been their problem during the season. As they will be playing for pride, Delhi Capitals players will give it everything they have got. The Punjab openers on the other hand are in good form and they have depth in their bowling unit. Although it might turn out to be a closely fought affair, we expect Punjab Kings to win it.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 27 runs in the game.



The Punjab captain has been in good nick in the IPL 2023. You can bet on him to score over 27 runs in this match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Punjab Kings to score more than 75 runs in the first 10 overs of their innings.



Punjab Kings have done well in this IPL near the top of the order. You can bet on them to make a great start to their inning by scoring more than 75 runs in the first 10 overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Punjab Kings to score over 6 runs in the 1st over of the inning.



Punjab Kings have a couple of top-class opening batters playing for them. You can bet on them to get their team off to a flyer and score more than 6 runs in the first over.

Today Match Prediction

Punjab Kings To Win the Match, 1.75

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Who will win PBKS vs DC

Punjab Kings 74.66% (489)
Delhi Capitals 25.34% (166)
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