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PBKS vs DC Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 2

In match 2 of IPL 2024, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals will lock horns with each other. Rishabh Pant leads Delhi Capitals while Shikhar Dhawan leads Punjab Kings. Below is the preview of the PBKS vs DC clash of IPL 2024.

Date and Venue

PBKS vs DC, match 2 of IPL 2024, takes place on Saturday, March 23. The venue of the match is MYS International Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh. The match begins at 3:30 PM IST. The toss will take place at 3 PM.

PBKS vs DC Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 2

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side once again in IPL 2024. Punjab Kings aim to win their first-ever IPL title in the season. They have only reached the final once in the 2014 season, where they ended as runners-up. For the last few seasons, PBKS has failed to reach playoffs.

Delhi Capitals

After missing the previous season, Rishabh Pant is back to lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024. DC also eyes its first-ever trophy in the 2024 season. They ended up as runners-up in the 2020 season- their best show to date. They have failed to reach playoffs in the last couple of seasons.

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Key Battles

Shikhar Dhawan vs Anrich Nortje

Shikhar Dhawan is a lethal opener for PBKS. He will open the innings for the team and eye a quickfire start. Anrich Nortje is a crucial pacer for Delhi Capitals and will look to dismiss him as soon as possible.

David Warner vs Arshdeep Singh

David Warner is a blistering opener for Delhi Capitals. He will look to provide a fiery start to the team in the match. Arshdeep Singh is a crucial pacer for Punjab Kings and will look to outplay him with his pace attack.

Liam Livingstone vs Kuldeep Yadav

Liam Livingstone will bat in the middle order for PBKS. He is a hard-hitting batter who can twist the match single-handedly. Kuldeep Yadav is the most powerful spinner for DC and will look to demolish him with his tactics.

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Key Players

Punjab Kings- Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, and Jitesh Sharma are key batters for Punjab Kings in IPL 2024. Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, and Sam Curran are key members of bowling.

Delhi Capitals- David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and Mitchell Marsh are the top batters for the DC. Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, and Kuldeep Yadav are prominent names in the bowling unit. Axar Patel is a crucial all-rounder.

Weather and Pitch

There is no chance of rain at the time of the match. Hence, the weather will not hamper the PBKS vs DC clash. The MYS International Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh is considered a low-scoring ground. The stadium has not hosted international or IPL games. However, it has hosted domestic games which observed low-scoring affairs on many occasions.

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The PBKS and DC were among the worst performers last season. They are eager to come up with a wonderful show in IPL 2024. A victory in the opening game will boost their confidence. Hence, both teams will be desperate to win their opening encounter in the 2024 season.

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