PBKS VS DC prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 17/05/2023


PBKS VS DC Match prediction: PBKS to win

PBKS VS DC Toss prediction: PBKS  to win the toss and bowl first

With the competition in its final stages, each point is crucial. A must-win game for the  Punjab Kings if they want to make it to the playoffs. With Delhi Capitals already out of the competition they will want to spoil the party for the Kings

  • PBKS VS DC Date time: Monday, May 17th, 19:30 IST
  • PBKS VS DC Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

PBKS VS DC match preview

Punjab Kings

A win to keep them alive, while a loss will seal their fate in the Indian Premier League, this is a do or die game for the Punjab Kings. Playing at home, they will want to make the most of this game and come off with a win against the already eliminated Delhi Capitals. With a very strong batting line up it is surprising how the Punjab Kings have found themselves in this situation, but with fate still somewhat in their own hands they will want to make the best of it and try their best to qualify for the playoffs. Parbsimran Singh has been exceptional in this competition. He will want to continue his form for the remainder of the competition as well. 

PBKS  possible 11: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Delhi Capitals

In a season where nothing has gone right for the Delhi Capitals, they will want to end on a high note. Injury problems, and with key players missing this has just not been the season for the capitals. Despite that they have been good in the last few games, but not enough to help them qualify for the playoffs. Mathematically out of this competition already, they will focus on the next season and give chances to youngsters to prove themselves. They not only play for pride, but can also play as party poopers for the oppositions as they have nothing to lose but can sabotage their opposition's hopes.

DC  possible 11: David Warner(c), Philip Salt(w), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The  Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium has served up some wonderful batting wickets this IPL. Dew plays an important factor making it easier for the team batting second to chase down huge targets. 

With the game being played in the evening and high possibilities of dew, the teams will look to bat second. 

PBKS VS DC Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS VS DC Dream11 prediction for this match:

  • Wicket-keeper(s): Philip Salt, Jitesh Sharma
  • Batter(s): Prabsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner
  • All-rounder(s): Axar Patel, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone
  • Bowler(s): Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar
  • Recommended captain: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Recommended vice-captain: Sam Curran

There are some high-quality players taking the field in this encounter, and with the majority of them in form, it is difficult to decide who gets into your Dream 11 team. With this being a do or die game, the players will be extra motivated in order to deliver their best for the team. 

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The batsmen as well as the bowers are in brilliant form, with all of them in such great form it boils down to looking at the surface and keeping the conditions in mind. With this being a batsmen paradise it is safe to have all rounders, as they can contribute both ways. 

We would recommend having Shikhar Dhawan as your Captain, as he is in brilliant form and takes the match to the opposition with his power hitting. Sam Curran has been fantastic in this competition with both Bat and Ball, and will add that extra dimension by picking up crucial wickets and chipping in with runs. 

PBKS VS DC Match prediction: Punjab Kings to win 

Punjab Kings need to win this game if they want their playoff dream to still come true. Playing at home they will be at an advantage, and they will want to make the most out of it. With their batsmen in devastating form, we feel that Punjab Kings will win this game. 

Also read: Today match prediction

PBKS VS DC Toss prediction: Punjab Kings to win the toss and bowl first. 

With this pitch being a batsmen friendly wicket, it is a no brainer that the team winning the toss will have a bowl first. Factors such as the dew coming in as well as the Capitals weak bowling line up, winning the toss and bowling first is something we think the Kings will do.

PBKS VS DC Man of the Match prediction: Shiikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has not been the player he was at the start of the competition because f his injury. But we feel he is due, and with the team needing him the most in this do or die game, we feel that he will be the Man of the match in this PBKS VS DC prediction.

PBKS VS DC betting odds

Here are the PBKS VS DC betting odds

  • Punjab Kings Odds: 1.80
  • Delhi Capitals Odds: 2.00

Punjab Kings are placed at 1.80 and Delhi Capitals at 2.00. Punjab Kings are the obvious favourites as they play the game at home and with Delhi Capitals struggling, the odds go even lower.Check out our IPL prediction article for further analysis. 



Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India