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Match Details

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh

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Match Preview:

From south to north, the Indian Premier League will be in Chandigarh as the Punjab Kings take on Delhi Capitals. This match will be the first IPL game at Punjab’s new stadium, the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur. In the previous season, the Capitals and Kings played twice, with each team one game at their home. The second game of the IPL 2024 will also be special as Rishabh Pant returns to professional cricket after his car accident in 2022.

Pitch Report:

Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh will debut in the IPL. In domestic matches played here, the pitches have been slowish tracks which tend to support the spinners. The venue during the SMAT was host to many low-scoring games. Both pacers and spinners have an equal share of wickets, but the slower bowlers have managed to perform well at this stadium.

Team Analysis:

Punjab Kings 

The Punjab Kings have built a decent squad ahead of IPL 2024 and will hope to finally end their playoff drought which started after their maiden IPL final appearance in 2014. The Kings, in their batting lineup, boast the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone and more, who are incredible talents. But their bowling, despite players like Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh lacks some potency, especially in their spin attack.

Punjab Kings IPL 2024 Squad:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Rilee Rossouw, Harpreet Bhatia, Shivam Singh, Atharva Taide, Viswanath Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Shashank Singh, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, V Kaverappa, T Thyagarajan, Prince Choudhary, Harpreet Brar

Delhi Capitals

On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals, alongside Rishabh Pant’s return, don’t have a lot going in their favour. The DC batting has some great names but a majority of these players haven’t been in the best of forms ahead of IPL 2024. Similarly, their bowling attack, barring names like Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje, lacks quality and in-form players who have been playing quality cricket in recent times.

Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 Squad:

Rishabh Pant (c), Pravin Dubey, David Warner, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Lungi Ngidi, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mitchell Marsh, Ishant Sharma, Yash Dhull, Mukesh Kumar, Harry Brook, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Dar, Jhye Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Shai Hope, Swastik Chhikara 

Match Prediction:

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Conclusion:

Punjab Kings has a better chance to win this fixture and defeat Delhi Capitals to start their IPL 2024 campaign with a victory. 

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