Mumbai: Punjab Kings will take on Delhi Capitals, a crucial encounter for both the teams as they fight to secure two points and move ahead in the race for playoffs in the ongoing Indian Premier League on Monday at the DY Patil Stadium.
Punjab Kings are placed at the seventh position with 12 points. The team needs to win the two remaining matches and if they do so, they will easily qualify for the playoffs without depending on the other team’s defeat.
Shikhar Dhawan has been a consistent performer for the side throughout the tournament. He has scored a total of 402 runs in 12 games and a strike rate of 122.93. Another important asset to the batting side for PBKS is Liam Livingston. The English batter has been piling up runs throughout the tournament. With a strike rate of 180.75, he is one of the most valuable players for skipper Mayank Agarwal and his side.
Delhi Capital is back after a win against Rajasthan Royals. DC is placed fifth on the points table with 12 points. The team needs to win the remaining matches to secure a place in the playoffs.
Skipper Rishabh Pant and his side had a rough few weeks with the COVID scare in the camp. However, the team has performed under pressure and responded with positivity. Opener David Warner is in top form with 427 runs in just 10 matches.
Kuldeep Yadav is also in form and has executed plans and got crucial wickets for his team. Kuldeep has bagged 18 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 8.71 in this tournament.