IPL 2023 | PBKS opt to bowl against Delhi Capitals
In the latest match of IPL 2023, Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and opted to bowl against Delhi Capitals. The match is being held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, one of the most popular cricket stadiums in the world.
PBKS, who currently stand at the fifth position in the IPL 2023 points table, will be looking to improve their performance in this match against the table-toppers Delhi Capitals. PBKS have not had the best season so far, having won only three out of their eight matches. Their captain, KL Rahul, has been in good form, having scored 421 runs in eight matches at an average of 52.62.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have been in superb form this season, having won six out of their eight matches so far. They are currently at the top of the IPL 2023 points table with 12 points. Their captain, Rishabh Pant, has been in excellent form with the bat, having scored 352 runs in eight matches at an average of 50.28.
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is known for its small boundaries, which means that the batsmen will have a good opportunity to score runs. However, the pitch is expected to offer some assistance to the spinners, which could make things difficult for the batsmen.
The PBKS team will be relying heavily on their openers, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, to give them a good start. The middle order, comprising of Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram and Moises Henriques, will also need to step up and play a crucial role in the team’s performance.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will be hoping for another good performance from their top order, comprising of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. Their middle order, comprising of Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel, will also need to play a crucial role if Delhi Capitals are to post a competitive total on the board.
Overall, PBKS will need to play some exceptional cricket if they are to beat Delhi Capitals in this match. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, will be looking to continue their winning momentum and consolidate their position at the top of the IPL 2023 points table.
In conclusion, this promises to be an exciting match between two competitive sides. The fans will be eagerly awaiting to see which team comes out on top in this clash of the titans.