On 17 May 2023, Punjab Kings (PBKS) will took on Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing IPL. The 64th clash of the tournament will take place at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala. However, it will be the first match of this season that will take place in Dharamsala. Meanwhile, it will be a must-win clash for Shikhar Dhawan and his men to stay alive in the tournament.
PBKS are in the eighth position with 12 points in 12 games. While DC are in the last position with only eight points in 12 games. In the reverse fixture, PBKS defeated DC in Delhi. So, PBKS will look to double over them while DC will look to avoid a defeat this time around and spoil the party for PBKS.
Here are the possible three most run scorers in the PBKS vs DC clash in IPL 2023
1. David Warner
This DC skipper has been having a mixed season so far with the bat. Although, as the skipper, he has failed to guide DC. In 12 matches, David Warner has scored 384 runs at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 126.73. He has notched up five fifties so far but his strike rate has been a concern the whole season.
However, in the last game against PBKS, Warner looked good as he scored 54 runs off 27 balls, at a strike rate of 200. So, seeing him finally scoring runs at a quick pace, DC fans were happy. So, they will hop for another quickfire start from the skipper against PBKS at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
2. Prabhsimran Singh
This star opener of PBKS impressed everyone with his maiden IPL ton in the last game against DC. He smashed 103 runs off 65 balls, including 10 fours and six sixes. Thus, Prabhsimran Singh won the Player of the Match award also. His knock helped PBKS to score 167 runs on the board while other batters faced issues scoring freely on that tricky Delhi pitch.
In 12 matches, Prabhsimran has scored 334 runs, at an average of 27.83 and a strike rate of 153.91. So, with a century on his back against the same opponent in the last game, PBKS fans will hope for another terrific knock from him. His contribution might work wonders for the team in this must-win clash.
3. Axar Patel
This star Team India all-rounder has been in terrific form with the bat in IPL 2023. In 12 matches, Axar Patel has scored 268 runs, at an average of 29.77 and a strike rate of 137.43. He has also notched up one fifty so far but his all contributions have come when the team needed him most.
In the last match, he had another opportunity to help the team with a significant contribution with the bat. But, Axar failed cheaply for one run off two balls. So, this time around, against the same team, DC fans will expect to see him scoring big runs as DC will look to avoid two consecutive defeats against them.