Punjab Kings (PBKS) will host the Delhi Capitals (DC) in a return fixture at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Wednesday, May 16.
This will be a very crucial fixture for the Shikhar Dhawan-led unit as they aim for an elusive playoffs berth this season.
The Kings’ rejuvenated their campaign with a comprehensive win over the Delhi Capitals on a turning track in Delhi last week.
With 6 wins after 12 games, PBKS are at the 8th spot in the points table, but they are still in reckoning for the top-4 spot provided they win each of their last two fixtures and if a few results go their way.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, stand officially eliminated from the competition, but, apart from regaining lost pride, spoiling PBKS’ party will be high on their agenda on a venue where they have lost 2 out of their 3 matches against the Dhawan-led unit.
On that note, here’s a look at ground stats of the HPCA Stadium.
The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala has played hosts to 18 IPL games so far, with the last match taking place way back in 2013.
Punjab Kings have proved to be the most successful side at the adopted home, winning 5 out their 9 fixtures.
The Capitals, on the other hand, have lost 2 out of their 3 games.
The average 1st innings score here is 175.7 while the average powerplay and death scores are 40.6 and 52.7 respectively.
Teams batting first here have won on 55.6% occasions.
Spinners have enjoyed a lot of success here, as is evident from their average of 25.4. The corresponding figure for pacers is 28.4.
The highest score posted at the venue is 232 by the Punjab Kings (vs RCB in 2011). PBKS also hold the record for the lowest total- 116 vs Deccan Chargers in 2011.
Here are all the details of players to watch out for in PBKS vs DC Game
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