Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Delhi Capitals (DC) in match 64 of the current Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season, at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai on Monday. PBKS currently sits seventh in the IPL 2022 Points Table with 12 points from 12 games, including six wins and six defeats. Highly inconsistent, PBKS won their previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 60 by 54 runs, with Jonny Bairstow smacking 66 runs off 29 balls. Meanwhile, all-rounder Liam Livingstone also hammered 70 runs on 42 deliveries against RCB. Still in the race for the play-offs, Punjab will aim for a win in the upcoming match.
Here’s how PBKS might line up against DC:
Jonny Bairstow: The Englishman dominated in Punjab’s previous game and looks set to finally make his way into IPL 2022. In nine games, he has registered 202 runs, two of them half-centuries.
Shikhar Dhawan: Currently sixth in the Orange Cap race, Shikhar Dhawan has recorded 402 runs from 12 matches in IPL 2022 and will try to add more to his tally.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: The Sri Lankan was cheaply sacked against RCB after racking up just one run on three balls. He will aim to get back in shape in the upcoming match.
Liam Livingstone: The English all-rounder was in blistering batting form during Punjab’s previous match, registering half a century.
Mayank Agarwal: The inconsistent form of the PBKS captain with the bat continued and he was fired for 19 runs off 16 balls in the previous match. The batter opened for Punjab in the first half of the season, but now plays a different role to give the team more balance and get the best out of Bairstow and Rajapaksa.
Jitesh Sharma: The wicketkeeper was handy with the bat for PBKS and is a crucial cog in the team’s line-up.
Harpreet Brar: Harpreet Brar took a wicket in four overs against RCB. Also, he could only add seven points to his team’s total.
Rishi Dhawan: The all-rounder has been a bright spot in this Punjab team this season. Against RCB, he took two wickets in four overs, giving up just 36 runs.
Rahul Chahar: The spinner was in good form against RCB and took two wickets. In total he has taken 14 wickets in 12 matches for Punjab.
Kagiso Rabada: The South African pacesetter is currently his side’s top wicket taker with 21 scalps in 11 matches.
Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Singh has been very reliable and thrifty for Punjab this season. He is expected to maintain his place in the playing XI.
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