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PUN vs DEL, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 64, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Punjab vs Delhi, (PUN vs DEL, Match #64)

Date: May 16, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

The match no. 64 of the Indian T20 League will see Punjab take on Delhi at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. The contest is extremely crucial for both the teams’ playoffs chances as a loss here knocks them out of the race.

Delhi and Punjab are both in a pretty similar situation, having 12 points each from 12 matches with six victories each. Net run-rate separates them by a narrow margin, with Delhi having 0.210 NRR compared to 0.023 by Punjab.

Both the teams are coming into this game with similar form as well, winning three in the last five respective games in alternate manner. Delhi defeated Rajasthan in their last fixture by eight wickets on the back of Mitchell Marsh’s all-round performance, where he picked 2 for 25 and smashed 89 off 62. Punjab, meanwhile, hammered Bangalore by 54 runs. Jonny Bairstow blasted 66 off 29 while Liam Livingstone scored 42-ball 70. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab with 3 for 21.

The last time these two teams went head to head, Delhi had obliterated Punjab by nine wickets in just 10.3 overs after bowling Punjab out for just 115.

PUN vs DEL, Match 64, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The DY Patil Stadium has produced some good pitches for batting in the Indian T20 League 2022. The average first innings score from 18 matches played here this season stands at 169. In the last game played here, Rajasthan posted 160/6 batting first which Delhi chased down in 18.1 overs. 

The weather in Mumbai on Monday could be partly cloudy but with only a 6% chance of rain. The temperature is likely to hover between 29-33°C.

PUN vs DEL Injury News and Predicted XI

Punjab

Punjab made one change in their last game with Harpreet Brar coming in for Sandeep Sharma. They’re likely to stick with the same playing XI for this fixture. Moving Bairstow to top of the order has paid dividends as the batter has returned to form.

Predicted XI – Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Delhi

Delhi haven’t been able to field their best XI due to illness. Prithvi Shaw has missed a couple of games as he was admitted in the hospital due to high fever. Yash Dhull is likely to get a game if Shaw is unavailable. Khaleel Ahmed had also suffered an injury but thankfully for Delhi, Chetan Sakariya was impressive in the last game. 

Predicted XI – Prithvi Shaw/Yash Dhull, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed/Chetan Sakariya

PUN vs DEL Head to Head Record

Total Encounters: 29

Punjab Won: 15

Delhi Won: 14

Delhi lead the last five matches 4-1 against Punjab

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PUN vs DEL: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 64 (Five players to watch out for)

Top Fantasy Picks for PUN vs DEL, Indian T20 League 2022

David Warner: Batter, Delhi

David Warner’s numbers in the Indian T20 League speak for itself. The Delhi opener has been magnificent in the ongoing season, scoring 427 runs in 10 innings at an average of 61 and strike rate of 152. Warner has hammered five fifties in the competition, with the last one coming in the previous fixture. He’s priced at 10.5 credits and is a great C/VC option.

Jonny Bairstow: Wicketkeeper Batter, Punjab

Jonny Bairstow is amongst the most destructive T20 openers in the world and he gave a reminder of that in the last game, blasting 66 off 29 balls. He had scored 56 in the game before that. Overall, Bairstow has 1240 runs in the league at an average of 37 and strike rate of 142, including a hundred and nine fifties. He’s a good VC option, coming at 9 credits.

Kagiso Rabada: Bowler, Punjab

Kagiso Rabada is amongst the most prolific bowlers in T20 cricket. The South African quick has claimed 97 wickets in the Indian T20 League from just 61 games at a strike rate of 14.3. Rabada has been superb in the ongoing season as well, picking 21 scalps in only 11 matches at 11.7 strike rate. He’s priced at 9.5 credits.

Liam Livingstone: All-rounder, Punjab

Liam Livingstone is one of the hottest properties in the T20 arena. The Englishman has been outstanding in the ongoing tournament, scoring 385 runs in 12 innings at an average of 35 while striking at 181. Livingstone has registered four fifties in the season and is a must pick. He’s priced at 9.5 credits.

Axar Patel: All-rounder, Delhi

Axar Patel hasn’t had a great season with the ball, managing only four wickets in 11 games but he had picked 2 for 10 in four overs the last time these two teams met. Axar has scored 146 runs with the bat at an average of 36.5 and strike rate of 162. With his all-round ability, Axar is a good pick at 8.5 credits.

PUN vs DEL Suggested Playing XI

Rising Pune Supergiants captain MS Dhoni calls for assistance for Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli during match 35 of the Vivo IPL ( Indian Premier League ) 2016 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rising Pune Supergiants held at The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India, on the 7th May 2016Photo by Ron Gaunt / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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