Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Delhi Capitals to win
  • Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and bat first

We bring you the PBKS vs DC prediction as Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals face off in the 2nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match will take place at Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur on Saturday, March 23.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals

Keep reading on for our detailed PBKS vs DC predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: March 23, 3:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur

PBKS in IPL 2024: Team preview, full squad, predicted XI and impact players for Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals match preview

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings had a terrible season last year as they finished eighth in the group stage with six wins out of 14 games. They have not qualified for the playoffs since 2014 and it is something they would be desperate to change. 

PBKS will have Jonny Bairstow available for this season but he could be battling for a spot with Rilee Rossouw. Apart from Rossouw, they also signed Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes and Shashank Singh in the auction. Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone and Kagiso Rabada seem to be the certain starters among overseas players.

PBKS possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (c/wk), Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh 

Delhi Capitals

Much like their opponents for this game, Delhi Capitals also had a forgettable season last year. They lost nine games in the group stage and ended up second last on the table. They will have Rishabh Pant back leading the side, having recovered from an accident. 

During the auction, DC signed some exciting names such as Harry Brook, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Jhye Richardson and Kumar Kushagra. Brook, however, had to withdraw due to personal reasons whereas Lungi Ngidi was ruled out with an injury. DC then brought in Jake Fraser-McGurk as Ngidi’s replacement.

DC possible XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Ricky Bhui, Rishabh Pant (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed

Pitch and expected weather conditions

Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur has not hosted any IPL or international T20s. So there is a lack of data at this level. The venue has hosted plenty of games in domestic cricket, where the pitches have been good for batting.

The weather in Mullanpur, Mohali is expected to be typically hot and humid on Saturday afternoon, with no threat of rain. The temperature should range in the mid-30 degree Celsius. 

PBKS vs DC Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS vs DC Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Prabhsimran Singh
  • Batter(s): David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Rilee Rossouw 
  • All-rounder(s): Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Axar Patel 
  • Bowler(s): Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav
  • Recommended captain: David Warner
  • Recommended vice-captain: Axar Patel

Here in this PBKS vs DC match prediction, let's talk about why going in with this XI in the Dream11 contest makes sense. As the venue is new, it is wise to pick a balanced XI. From the wicket-keepers slot, we have picked only Prabhsimran Singh as Rishabh Pant is returning from a long layoff and Jitesh Sharma bats down the order.

In the batting section, we have two of the most consistent batters in the league David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan. We have Rilee Rossouw as he could be preferred in the PBKS side being a left hander. If Bairstow plays, you can swap the two. 

Mitchell Marsh and Axar Patel are valuable assets for Delhi Capitals. Marsh bats in the top three while Axar provides a great dual value. From the PBKS camp, Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran are must picks among all-rounders. 

Moving on to the bowlers, we will go with two pacers – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje – who bowl in death overs. Left arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been in good form and should be picked. 

The most important part of this – the captaincy picks. We have trusted David Warner and Axar Patel to do the job. Warner is one of the safer batters and has a history of putting on big scores. Axar can provide great returns with his all-round skill set. Last season, he made 283 runs at a strike rate of 139 while claiming 11 wickets at 7.19 rpo. 

Match prediction: Delhi Capitals to win

There is nothing to separate the two sides when it comes to the PBKS vs DC head to head record. They have competed against one another 32 times, with each team winning 16 games. As for this encounter, we believe Delhi Capitals have a slight edge due to their spin attack of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. Both teams have a pace attack that can be taken apart and a batting line-up that could be vulnerable. Our match prediction is for DC to win. 

Toss prediction: Punjab Kings to win the toss and field first

Mullanpur had hosted a few games in the 2023 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. The team batting first had more success in those games. The pitch for this game is likely to be flat and teams might look to have runs on the board. Our toss prediction is that Delhi Capitals will win the toss and opt to bat first. 

Man of the match prediction: David Warner 

David Warner is amongst the most prolific batters in IPL history and has been a big asset to whichever side he has played for. Last season, he scored 518 runs at an average of 37 while striking at 131, including six fifties. Warner recently looked in excellent form, smashing 70 off 36 and 81 off 49 versus West Indies.

Betting Odds

  • Punjab Kings: 2.01 (PARIMATCH)
  • Delhi Capitals: 1.80 (PARIMATCH)

The betting market has placed Delhi Capitals as narrow favourites heading into this game. DC have 1.80 odds of winning this contest whereas PBKS have a tougher task with 2.01 odds. 


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