The Punjab Kings take on the impressive Delhi Kings in the second of two Indian Premier League games taking place on May 2nd, and our expert tipster has cast their eye over the big match. He’s taken a look at both teams’ starts to the season, and feels a second win of the series for the Delhi Capitals is the more likely outcome in this one.
Punjab Kings v Delhi Capitals
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Live on Sky Sports Cricket
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This game has already happened once, and the Delhi Capitals won by six runs. A 196 point target wasn’t enough to earn the underdog Punjab Kings a win against the Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan’s 49-ball 92 was just too much, even after impressive half-centuries from Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul in a run-heavy and exciting clash at the Wankhede Stadium.
Punjab Kings v Delhi Capitals Odds
We backed the Delhi Capitals last time, and we’ll do the same at odds of TBD this time around. Punjab Kings are underdogs at a price of TBD. If you’re a big enough risk-taker to back a draw, you’ll get wide odds of TBD, but that’s never happened before in this fixture so we can’t recommend it.
Punjab Kings v Delhi Capitals Tips
Both sides actually won their opening fixtures. Punjab Kings beat the Rajasthan Royals, while the Delhi Capitals got a big victory against the Chennai Super Kings. Our win probability calculator has it pretty close based on the impressive showing the Kings had last time out, so it is still realistically anyone’s game. We’re backing the legendary KL Rahul to be the top batsman for the Punjab Kings, and the Capitals to have Kagiso Rabada as their top bowler.
KL Rahul to be home team top batsman – TBD
He opened the season by winning in this market, and he was very close in their game against the Delhi Capitals. We think he’ll have another good game this time around and be top batsman for the Punjab Kings.
Kagiso Rabada to be away team’s top bowler – TBD
We think that if Delhi Capitals are to get the win here, the 25-year-old will need to be on his game. We expect that to be the case, and we’re backing him to be the top bowler.
Punjab Kings Squad
KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
Delhi Capitals Squad
Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Vishnu Vinod, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Ripal Patel, Praveen Dubey, Manimaran Siddharth, Lukman Meriwala
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*Odds are subject to change.