PBKS v DC Preview & Predictions: Can KL Rahul bat the Kings to back to back wins?

Match: Punjab Kings v Dehli Capitals

Date: 3rd of May 2021

Time: 7.30 PM India

Stadium: Narendra Modi Stadium

What you will find on this preview

PBKS stats and form

DC stats and form

PBKS V DC prediction

Head to head stats

Trends & Recent Form

Punjab  Kings form

Position: 5th of 8

Punjab Kings logo

  • Played: 7
  • Won: 3
  • Lost: 4
  • Net Run Rate: -0.264
Top players
Top Batsman: KL Rahul
  • Total runs: 331
  • Average: 66.20
  • High score: 91*
Top Bowler: Mohammad Shami
  • Total wickets: 8
  • Total overs: 25.4
  • Economy: 7.76
  • Best figures: 2/21

“If KL Rahul scores big the Kings win, he is absolutely key to their sucess.”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • In the last match, PBKS beat the high flying RCB by 34 runs. We were impressed with the bowling performance which has been lacking in recent matches.
  • KL Rahul was the top batsman with 91 not out. It was a very impressive performance. Chris Gayle also did well with a quickfire 46.
  • Harpreet Brar was the top bowler with 3/19. He also got 25 runs off 17 balls and took the man of the match award.
  • Captain Rahul singled him out for praise saying “We were preparing Harpreet, I can say that now after a game like this. We needed a finger spinner who could hit the hard lengths and get some spin. And we’re happy it worked out.”

Dehli Capitals form

Position: 2ndof 8

  • Played: 7
  • Won: 5
  • Lost: 2
  • Net Run Rate: +0.466
Top players
Top Batsman: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Total runs: 331
  • Average: 44.42
  • High score: 92
Top Bowler: Avesh Khan
  • Total wickets: 13
  • Total overs: 26
  • Economy: 7.34
  • Best figures: 3/32

“Dehli comes into this match after a stroll past KKR in the last match. Prithvi Shaw showed his class with 82 from 41 balls.”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • Yilat Yadav was the top bowler in the last match with figures of 2/13 from 3 overs. Pant singled him out for praise saying “I think Lalit is an allrounder. He hasn’t got enough chances with the bat”.
  • After the match, Pant said they were looking to improve their net run rate “I was just telling Shaw to play the normal game. In the end, we were trying to get the run-rate up. Yeah, in these kinds of matches, we can afford to think about net run-rate because the match was done by the 12-13th over.”
  • Dhawan and Shaw are the top performers for hitting fours this year with 37 and 34 respectively. Pant is 5th overall with 24.

Head to head stats

2020 IPL results

  • Match 2: DC won in a super over
  • Match 38: PBKS won by 5 wickets

Overall record

Punjab = 15 wins

Dehli = 12 wins

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Dehli Capitals to win at 8/11*
This is a closer match to call than we were expecting after the Kings recent win. The Capitals will need to take care of Rahul to get a win.
The Cricketics team discussed this game at length and all feel the Captial have just enough to get them the win here. Due to the performance of the openers, we have not seen much of Smith and Stoinis with the bat yet. They will have a big innings in them when called upon.

  • Pick 1: Over 2.5 fours Shaw 4/5* & Dhawan 8/13*

Shaw’s odds are excellent value when you consider that he averages nearly 5 fours and innings. Dhawan is shorter but cannot be ignored in his current form and his average of 5.28 fours per game.

You can also get 2.4 on them both to hit over 3 fours as a combined bet.

  • Pick 2: Dhawan & Rahul both to hit over 25 runs 2.5*

Both in form players and easily capable of hitting this.

*Odds & Responsible gambling

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