PK v DC, IPL 2023 Match 64 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Eighth placed Punjab Kings take on bottom of the table and already-eliminated Delhi Capitals in Wednesday’s IPL fixture. Punjab Kings can be backed at 8/11 (1.73) to get the victory . Delhi Capitals are the outsiders at 11/10 (2.10).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, Match 64
  • May 17, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

We expect a par score of around 180 on this pitch which is likely to offer something for the pace bowlers as well as for the spinners. Batters will need to give themselves a couple of balls to get used to the surface.

This will be one of the cooler games in terms of temperature of this year’s IPL. We are not anticipating the temperature to be any higher than 22 degrees at the start of the game and it should drop to 18 degrees by the end.

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals – Match Predictions

Although Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals have both registered two wins and two defeats in their last four matches, it is bottom of the table Capitals who are looking to avoid their third successive loss with Punjab targeting their second victory in a row. We are backing Punjab Kings to win.

Probable 6s

Not only were Delhi Capitals the first team to be eliminated from the tournament, but they have consistently been the least attacking side in the competition – in terms of sixes hit per match. This lack of aggression has been set by David Warner at the top of the order who has cleared the ropes only three times, a far cry from the 2016 season when he hit 31 sixes. In Liam Livingstone, Punjab Kings have one of the cleanest six-hitters in the world and we are backing the Kings to hit the most sixes across this match.

Our prediction: Punjab Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 4/7 (1.57).

Probable Wickets

28 year old Australian right arm fast medium bowler Nathan Ellis is possibly one of the most underrated bowlers in T20 cricket. In spite of having 15 wickets from only five T20Is, he does not get the credit he deserves. He has been outstanding for Punjab Kings this season, has only gone wicketless in one match and dismissed Amam Hakim Khan and Praveen Dubey in successive overs the last time the teams clashed. Ellis is our tip to take the most wickets for Punjab Kings on Wednesday.

Our prediction: Nathan Ellis to be Punjab Kings’ highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

With very little room for error left in Punjab Kings’ season, we expect to see their captain, opener Shikhar Dhawan, lead by example in this game. He is averaging 50.86 this season and is the leading four hitter in IPL history! He was disappointed to make only seven runs in the last match and he very rarely fails in successive fixtures. Dhawan is our pick for the Man of the Match Award.

Our prediction: Shikhar Dhawan to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals

After 30 matches between the teams previously in the IPL, they are locked together on 15 wins each!

Punjab Kings

After beating the same opposition in the last match, it would be a big surprise if Punjab Kings made any changes to their XI ahead of this clash against bottom of the table Delhi Capitals.

Predicted XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, M Shahrukh Khan, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Delhi Capitals

There will be calls for changes to Delhi Capitals’ XI now they are eliminated from the tournament. However, their lack of squad depth has been one of the reason’s for their poor season and we expect to see the bulk of the same players in this match.

Predicted XI: David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Manish Pandey, Aman Hakim Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals

This promises to be another exciting match in the 2023 IPL. Don’t miss a ball by watching on Sky Sports Cricket or via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!