Shikhar Dhawan says: It was frustrating, but I don’t think we bowled well in the first six overs. We should have taken some wickets the way the ball was moving around. You always hope. After that no-ball, we hoped because Livi was playing a great knock. Even my decision to bowl a spinner last over backfired. And before that the fast bowlers didn’t pitch the ball up in the powerplay. That was the plan but we didn’t execute. It is hurting us. Every powerplay we are giving 50-60 runs and not taking wickets. We knew the first two-three overs it would swing, and we knew we could take our time. The first over also went maiden, which doesn’t often happen, but it did happen.
David Warner says: It was a bad performance in the field but we will take the win. We lost the toss but batter with fluidity. The wicket helped after the inconsistent pitches at home. You want consistency from your home venue. We haven’t been able to work out what am good total there is.
Rilee Rossouw is the Player of the match: It was long overdue. I am chuffed it did come, and with the win. It is a good wicket, which suits our game. It is just natural the batting on this wicket. Credit to Livi, he played an unbelievable knock.
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings Highlights today, Wednesday 17-5-2023. 64th Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Dhawan reports two changes: Atharva Taide in for Rishi Dhawan, and Kagiso Rabada in for Sikandar Raza.
David Warner says DC would have wanted to chase too because of the dew. Anrich Nortje and Prtivhi Shaw are back for DC. Mitch Marsh is out injured. Dubey makes way for Shaw.
Toss: PBKS will bowl first.
Delhi Capitals team: DA Warner*, PP Shaw, PD Salt†, RR Rossouw, AR Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, YV Dhull, Kuldeep Yadav, A Nortje, I Sharma, KK Ahmed.
Punjab Kings team: S Dhawan*, A Taide, LS Livingstone, JM Sharma†, SM Curran, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, RD Chahar, K Rabada, NT Ellis, Arshdeep Singh.
Head to Head In T20’s: 30
Delhi Capitals Won: 15
Punjab Kings Won: 15
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Delhi Capitals LLWWL
Punjab Kings WLLWL
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Saidharshan Kumar
TV Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – Pankaj Dharmani
Reserve Umpire – Parashar Joshi
Match number – IPL 2023 – 64th Match
Pitch and weather: In contrast to all the other venues in the IPL, the weather is expected to be cool, considering Dharamsala’s altitude of 1457 meters above sea level.