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PBKS vs DC Highlights, IPL 2024: Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone guide Punjab Kings to 4-wicket win over Delhi Capitals

PBKS vs DC Highlights, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Curran scored a sensible fifty, while Livingstone played the perfect finisher in PBKS's win.
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PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: The first-double header of the IPL is here, and it kicks off with an enthralling tie featuring Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals.

PBKS vs DC, IPL 2024: Check updates of Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals
PBKS vs DC, IPL 2024: Check updates of Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals

PBKS vs DC Highlights, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Sam Curran scored a crafty half-century to hold Punjab Kings's chase, while Liam Livingstone provided the perfect finishing touch to help Punjab Kings start their campaign on a high. Curran was dismissed for 63, while Livingstone remained unbeaten on 38. Punjab Kings chased down the 175-run target with four balls to spare to beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets. It was not an ideal comeback for Rishabh Pant but a perfect start for Punjab Kings at their new home ground....Read More

Prabhsimran Singh (26) also played a valuable knock in the middle to help Curran get settled in the middle.

Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi Capitals with two wickets in his kitty. Khaleel also claimed a couple but it was too late back then.

Earlier, Ishant Sharma pulled Delhi Capitals back in the game after dismissing Shikhar Dhawan and running out Jonny Bairstow in the same over. Punjab Kings were off to a flyer in the chase but the two wickets put them on the backfoot. Abhishek Porel made a massive impact with the bat as his powerful cameo helped Delhi Capitals score 174/9 in 20 overs. Porel, who came out as an impact player, remained unbeaten on 32 off 10 balls to give final push to the Delhi innings after they lost wickets in regular intervals in the middle overs.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant scored 18 in his comeback match before getting dismissed by Harshal Patel. The southpaw scored a boundary during his stay in the middle but he did look a bit rusty. Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel picked two wickets each for Punjab but the latter got smashed for 25 runs in the final over.

Earlier, Patel picked the massive wicket of David Warner who was looking in incredible form to hurt Delhi Capitals. Warner scored 29 runs and gave Delhi a solid start. Meanwhile, comeback man Rishabh Pant replaced him in the middle.

Arshdeep Singh got the better of Mitchell Marsh to provide Punjab Kings an early breakthrough in the powerplay. The Aussie star scored 20 and failed to convert it into a big score. Earlier, Punjab Kings skipper Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and elected to bowl first against Punjab Kings at Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh. Delhi Capitals made a big by dropping Prithvi Shaw from the XI as Punjab Kings decided to pick Jonny Bairstow over Sikandar Raza and Chris Woakes.

After a riveting southern derby to kick off the IPL 2024 last night, the action moves up, where northern neighbours Delhi Punjab open their season against Delhi Capitals, two teams who will want to shed the tag of underachievers this year. DC and PBKS are among the original eight franchises that kickstarted the Indian Premier League way back in 2008, but barring three combined finals, have nothing to show. Their trophy cabinet, like the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, is empty after 16 seasons, and truth be told, fans are beginning to lose patience as well. Yet, the start of a new season brings lots of hopes, promises and beliefs that this year the drought will end, and both PBKS and DC are sure to abide by the same thought process.

This is PBKS' home game, but at a new venue. The PCA Stadium is a thing of the past now as in comes the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur. The IPL has a new home and PBKS move base from Mohali to Chandigarh. A capacity of over 40000 people, this ground is bigger, and hopefully better as far as PBKS's fortunes are concerned. Leading the team once again is Shikhar Dhawan, the second-highest run-getter in the history of IPL. Dhawan's T20 days with India may be behind him, but whenever the IPL comes, he ensures to grab the selectors' eyeballs. Jitesh Sharma, the newly-appointed captain is another star attraction for them. As is Harshal Patel, the costliest Indian buy at the 2024 auction. And of course, the presence of Jonny Bairstow at the top is consolation for any team. Add to that the English mix of Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone and on paper, Punjab's batting appears even more threatening than RCB. Then again, capitalising it on the field is what makes and breaks tournaments.

On to their opposition Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant is the individual all eyes would be on. Playing a competitive cricket game for the first time since his unfortunate car crash in December of 2022, Pant's match practice promises to answer a lot of questions. How fit is he? How will the body hold? Will ke keep wicket? Is he still the brute force in batting that he used to be? All questions will be answered today. Pant looks to be in great shape, and while he has hit the ground running with intense rehab and practice ahead of his comeback game, the experience of match practice is something else. And at a new venue, where the temperature will be in the early 30s, Pant and his body will be pushed for sure.

Barring Pant, there are certain names that generate interest, starting with Prithvi Shaw. Having struggled for form and fitness, this could be his last chance at redemption. DC coach Ricky Ponting had exposed his vulnerability towards incoming deliveries, but now is the time for him for the Aussie great to find a permanent fix if DC are to find a solution to their opening woes. Shaw's partner David Warner recently announced his retirement from Tests and ODIs, can still make heads turn in T20Is and DC their most experienced player to rise to the occasions and give them a kind of start that sets the tone for the entire season.

Below are a few pointers on today's PBKS vs DC IPL 2024 match:

- Rishabh Pant is ready for an emotional return to cricketing action for the first time since December 2022.

- The returning wicketkeeper-batter will lead the Delhi Capitals, taking over the captaincy from David Warner.

- Nothing to differ between the two sides: DC have 16 wins, and so do PBKS in their 32 encounters in IPL so far.

- Both teams will look for a stronger season this time; last year, PBKS finished 8th, while the Capitals had only 5 wins, ending a dismal 9th.

- This will be the first IPL match at the newly-built Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Stadium in Mullanpur, which will be the home ground to PBKS.

Follow all the updates here:
Mar 23, 2024 3:32 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Delhi off the mark

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: David Warner off the mark with a quick single on the first ball, while Mitchell Marsh played it fine to open his account with a boundary on the second delivery.

Mar 23, 2024 3:30 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Action begins as David Warner takes strike

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: David Warner and Mitchell Marsh are in the middle to open the innings for Delhi Capitals. Sam Curren to start the proceedings with the new ball.

Mar 23, 2024 3:19 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: DC Playing XI is here

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Massive surprise as no Prithvi Shaw in Delhi Capitals starting XI as Mitchell Marsh is expected to open the innings alongside David Warner.

Delhi Capitals Playing XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ricky Bhui, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Sumit Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma

Mar 23, 2024 3:17 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: PBKS Playing XI is here

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Check Punjab Kings' Playing XI – No place for Chris Woakes and Sikandar Raza

Punjab Kings Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Shashank Singh

Mar 23, 2024 3:13 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant emotional on return

Rishabh Pant was happy to bat first at the toss as he suggested that the wicket is on the slower side. The southpaw also opened up on his comeback and admitted it's an emotional time and he just wants to enjoy it. He also named the four overseas starters - Shai Hope, Mitchell Marsh, David Warner and Tristian Stubbs.

Mar 23, 2024 3:10 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan names 4 overseas starters

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan decided to bowl first as they are looking to see how the new pitch comes into play, however, he asserted that the players are now used to doing the ground after playing the practice match. He also named his four overseas starters - Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran and Kagiso Rabada.

Mar 23, 2024 3:03 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Punjab Kings elect to bowl

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: The captains are out in the middle for the big toss. Comeback man Rishabh Pant looks extremely fit. Punjab Kings skipper Shikhar Dhawan wins the toss and elects to field first against Delhi Capitals in their first game at the new home venue.

Mar 23, 2024 2:48 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Few minutes left for toss at new PBKS home

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: We are just a few minutes away from the toss and with the match being played at a new stadium both teams might be a bit clueless about what to do first after the flip of the coin. In the opening match of IPL, Chennai Super Kings outclassed Royal Challengers Bangalore while chasing the target. Both teams might also look to cash on the same momentum to open their account on the points table.

Mar 23, 2024 2:37 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Kuldeep-Axar vs PBKS batters

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: The Punjab Kings batters need to be wary of spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel in the Delhi Capitals clash. A lot will depend on the pitch but if there is any assistance from the surface then the two DC spinners are going to make the PBKS batters' life extremely difficult. Kuldeep is known for taking key wickets in the middle overs, while Axar can put a brake on the scoring rate with his disciplined line and length.

Mar 23, 2024 2:27 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Where will Pant bat on return?

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: It will be a task for the Delhi Capitals management to sort out Rishabh Pant's batting position. The southpaw usually batted at the number 5 or number 6 spot in the batting order but it might change this season to the number 4 spot considering the lack of experience in DC's middle order. However, with Rishabh batting at number 4, the onus will be on the likes of Tristian Stubbs, Axar Patel and other untested finishers to get the job done. A tricky task for Delhi Capitals.

Mar 23, 2024 2:16 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Head to Head!

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: The two teams who are in desperate search of their maiden IPL title have faced each other 32 times in IPL and interestingly they have never faced each other in the playoffs. However, no team has the bragging right at the moment with both sharing 16 wins each in their kitty in the head-to-head contest. Last season also both teams shared points with one win each in the league stage.

Mar 23, 2024 2:06 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Arshdeep key for Punjab

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Arshdeep Singh is going to be the go-to bowler for the Punjab Kings. The left-arm seamer has been one of the most consistent performers for Punjab in the last three years as the franchise also backed him to be their main man in the pace attack. However, skipper Shikhar Dhawan failed to utilise him well and the coaching staff need to find a way to use him well with both new ball and also in the death overs to maximise his strength.

Mar 23, 2024 1:54 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Will Jake Fraser-McGurk become an instant starter?

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals will miss the services of Proteas paceman Lungisani Ngidi in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League. The franchise named Australia's Jake Fraser-McGurk as the replacement for the South African pacer. Ngidi, who played 14 IPL matches with 25 wickets against his name, was ruled out of the IPL due to injury. Meanwhile, Jake Fraser-McGurk has played 2 ODIs for Australia. He joined DC for his reserve price of INR 50 Lakh. It will be intresting to see whether DC will give Fraser-McGurk a big chance right from the first match.

Mar 23, 2024 1:44 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Ishant Sharma - The senior pro

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Ishant Sharma - Player and Mentor! The veteran India paceman will once again act as a mentor for the Indian pacers in the Delhi line-up and the management can include him anytime in the XI to sort things out if their initial plans fail. Ishant had an impressive last season with the ball as he picked 10 wickets in 8 matches and became a regular starter in the XI during the second half of the season.

Mar 23, 2024 1:34 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Rabada vs Warner - Battle to look out for!

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Kagiso Rabada vs David Warner - The battle to look out for in the mega Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals clash in IPL 2024. The two absolute superstars will be in action as Warner will play more freely this season without the baggage of captaincy. Meanwhile, after a forgettable last season, Rabada will look to get back to his best in a cash-rich league. He has been performing well for the Proteas and now with a new home base for PBKS, he will look to make an impact right from the start.

Mar 23, 2024 1:21 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Meet Delhi Capitals newcomers

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Kumar Kushagra impressed the DC management with his performances in domestic cricket. He has scored 1245 runs in 19 first-class matches. The wicketkeeper batter is excited to play alongside the international players who he grew up watching. All-rounder Sumit Kumar is also one of the youngsters to look out for as he has scored 574 runs and taken 43 wickets in T20s. He was elated after bagging an IPL contract after his impressive show in domestic cricket. The local lad Ricky Bhui, who has scored 1497 runs in 62 T20s, feels that he's peaking at the right time and his confident with his current form.

Mar 23, 2024 1:08 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Stubbs or Hope? DC to make tough call

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals look more settled when it comes to choosing the four overseas starters. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh are absolute certainty at the top of the batting order. Meanwhile, Delhi missed the best version of Anrich Nortje last season but the Proteas pacer remained the leader of their pace attack and they will start with him in the initial phase. However, they have to find the right combination to choose whether they will go for Tristian Stubbs or Shai Hope as the Proteas batter provides firepower while the Windies star gives stability.

Mar 23, 2024 12:55 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Who will be the four overseas starters for PBKS?

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Punjab Kings have a tricky task to pick their four overseas stars in the XI. They have a solid line-up of overseas players while Liam Livingstone and Kagiso Rabada look almost certain in the playing XI but they have to check their combination to get the next two right. Sam Curran - who is their most expensive player had a tough time the last time he travelled to India for the ODI World Cup but this is a different format and he will be looking to make a big impact. Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow and Sikandar Raza will fight it out for the fourth and final overseas spot in the starting line-up.

Mar 23, 2024 12:45 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: How Rishabh Pant fared last time he played in IPL?

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: The last time when Rishabh Pant played in IPL was in the 2022 edition where he scored 340 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 151.79. He lacked consistency and failed to hit a single half-century. Under his captaincy, Delhi also failed to reach the playoffs and finished in the fifth spot on the points table with 7 wins and as many losses. However, the wicketkeeper batter will be looking to make a smashing return this season with both as a batter and a captain to light up the Indian Premier League. He has a rich experience of playing in the cash-rich league and now it's time for him to use it and script history for Delhi.

Mar 23, 2024 12:36 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Will Kumar Kushagra be the next big thing for DC?

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals splashed big moolah - INR 7.2 crore on wicketkeeper batter Kumar Kushagra. DC skipper Rishabh Pant has been cleared by the BCCI for the wicketkeeper batter role but DC decided to go big behind Kushagra to get their backup plan right which was an area of concern for them last season. The young batter grabbed the limelight in 2022 with a fine double century against Nagaland in the pre-quarterfinal of the Ranji Trophy. With his 266-run knock, he became the youngest batter at the age of 17, to score 250 or more in a first class innings.

Mar 23, 2024 12:26 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Pant opens up on his comeback

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant will be back in the action on Saturday afternoon in Delhi Capitals's first match of the season against Punjab Kings. It would be almost like a second debut for Pant as he also shared his feelings about making a comeback to professional cricket after 14 months. "Jittery, nervous, excited- all of it, but at the same time, just happy, being able to come back to professional cricket. I'm just looking forward to playing my first game tomorrow," Pant expressed. "Every time I take the field, it's a different feeling altogether. I just wanted to bat as much as I could and get better every day. I don't think much ahead, I take one day at a time, and give my 100%," he added while talking about Delhi Capitals' pre-season camp in Visakhapatnam.

Mar 23, 2024 12:14 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Livingstone confident about improved show

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: It's time for Punjab Kings to win something for their loyal fans, they have been one of the most inconsistent performers in the league. They have struggled to reach the playoffs in the last few seasons. Livingstone expressed that the team is determined to improve their performance this season, "We did a lot of good things last season. We were in the running for a playoffs spot until the last couple of games. We've got a really good squad and the team environment is great. We'll certainly look to improve our performance this season."

The all-rounder further expressed, "We'll be looking to have a lot of fun and enjoy ourselves on the park and step up in the big moments. We should deal with the pressure moments well and hopefully, we'll come up on the right side more times than not."

Mar 23, 2024 12:06 PM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Kuldeep Yadav the X-factor of DC

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Kuldeep Yadav is going to be the X-factor for Delhi Capitals this season. The left-arm spinner has been in terrific form for India in the last couple of years. He has been spinning his web across formats and now it's time for him to trouble the batters in the cash-rich league. He has almost booked his ticket to the US and West Indies for the T20 World Cup, however, before that Delhi Capitals desperately need him to get the job done in their quest to win the maiden IPL title. Kuldeep's fortunes turned when he joined DC in the IPL 2022 mega auction and has become a go-through bowler for his skipper in the middle overs.

Mar 23, 2024 11:57 AM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Yash Dhull needs to step up

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: It is going to be a make-or-break season for young Yash Dhull. The India's 2022 Under-19 World Cup-winning team skipper has failed to make an impact in the last couple of IPL seasons. He didn't get a chance to play in IPL 2022 but the management backed him and gave him a few chances in the last season but he failed to grab the opportunity. In four matches he scored just 16 runs as some have started forgetting his name now. He is very young but the game is moving at a rapid pace and with the emergence of IPL, India find a plethora of talented players every year and Dhull is lagging behind in the race now. He also had an underwhelming domestic season last year and he needs to put up a show in IPL 2024 to silence his critics otherwise he might turn into the next Unmukt Chand.

Mar 23, 2024 11:44 AM IST

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Gabbar all set to return

PBKS vs DC Live Score, IPL 2024, Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals: IPL 2024 could be the last hope for Shikhar Dhawan to make a comeback in the Indian team. The Gabbar of Indian cricket last played for India in December 2022, while his last T20I came in July 2021. The southpaw has been out of the scheme of things but he doesn't have much regrets about it. He has often said on the public platform change is the only constant and India need to move forward with young players, however, if he is doing better than them then age should not be a criterion for representing the country. Dhawan has been a consistent performer in IPL over the years but he has been out of action for the past few years which is making fans more curious about his return on the field with his trademark celebration and infectious smile.

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