Punjab vs Delhi Indian T20 League: First Games by Paytm fantasy cricket tips and tricks, prediction and likely XIs
By Devarchit Varma May 16, 2022
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Average score at venue (1st inns): 169
Win percentage while batting first: 44.44%
In this do-or-die clash between Punjab and Delhi, both the teams will aim to make most of the batting-friendly conditions seen in the first half of the game in recent contests.
In the last 5 matches played here, teams batting second have recorded wins in 3.
With 72.22% of the wicket-share, fast bowlers have been dominant at this venue while the spinners have been able to take only 27.78% of the dismissals.
It is set to be a bright and sunny day in Navi Mumbai with the temperature not exceeding 34°C during the daytime, while the mercury will drop to 30°C and below on Monday night. The humidity levels will be in excess of 75%.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):
Matches played: 29
Punjab won: 15
Delhi won: 14
No result: -
Top 3 players from Punjab: Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada
Top 3 players from Delhi: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Anrich Nortje
Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):
Top 5 players from Punjab: Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar
Top 5 players from Delhi: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Axar Patel
Q & A:
Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?
This is a contest between two teams who are currently locked in the middle of the points table for the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 and are desperate to move up. Both Punjab and Delhi are coming off impressive wins by big margins in their previous matches and will draw a lof of confidence from their dominant performances in all departments, especially with the bat. For this contest to be played on Monday night, a right mix of batsmen and bowlers — especially pacers — will be the right way to go for making fantasy cricket playing XI.
Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?
As per their respective performances so far and the numbers that both Punjab and Delhi have generated, there is not a lot that separates the two sides who have clearly failed to live up to the expectations and play at their best. Both Punjab and Delhi have 6 wins from 12 matches but a better Net Run Rate (NRR) of 0.210 gives Dehli the fifth spot in the points table for the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022 while Punjab are at the 7th position with 0.023 as their NRR. Neither team is stronger and for fantasy cricket playing XI, a right mix will be required from both the teams.
MORE INFORMATION: The stakes will be high on Monday night when Punjab and Delhi will face off in the Match No 64 of the Indian T20 Cricket League 2022. Since both the teams have gone about their business in identical manner in this year’s edition, they have a similar fate that awaits them on Monday night — the winning side will move into the top 4 while the team which loses this contest will be pushed to the brink of elimination. Hence, both Punjab and Delhi will want to bring their A game forward and do their best in order to have the best chances or options available to make it to the playoffs.
PLAYERS’ FORM: Punjab seem to have benefitted with the fact that Jonny Bairstow belongs in the opening slot since the English wicketkeeper-batsman has cracked two fifties on the trot and is looking formidable with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the batting order. Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal has endured a horrible run in the tournament so far with the bat, while Shikhar Dhawan has been on and off. With the ball, Kagiso Rabada will be vital for Punjab. On the other hand, Delhi will be buoyed with the fact that Australia’s star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is getting into his elements just at the right time, and with David Warner’s imperious form with the bat, they have a lot to look forward to.
Devarchit Varma is a cricket writer and journalist with an experience of more than a decade, having worked at Hindustan Times (newspaper) and CricketCountry (website). Along with covering international and domestic cricket, he has also interviewed several current and former top players such as Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Dale Steyn, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, Lasith Malinga and many more. He has also worked in other beats as a journalist in Bollywood (Reliance BigOye) and IT (SiliconIndia) industries.
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