Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings IPL Rivalry

With sports springing back into action worldwide after months of inactivity, we’re bound to see some big rivalries return. One such header in the IPL is Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings. The contention between these two stems from 28 historic battles where they’ve faced each other. With everything to play for, we’re certain that the next confrontation will be just as epic.

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The first of two DC vs PBKS IPL 2020 fixtures between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings was the 2nd 2020 league match. The DC won a super over with four balls left, handing a tough blow for the KXIP team’s captain Rahu

The second outing between the two was in the 38th match of the league. The Punjab Kings won by five wickets despite KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal getting dismissed early in the match. The match was played at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

The two outings between Delhi Capitals and Punjab King in the 2021 season brought superb cricket. Both of the games belonged to Delhi Capitals. In the first outing, the Capitals dominated the Kings and ran away with a win by 6 wickets with 10 balls left.

In match 29 of the IPL at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the second of the two DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 matches, the Delhi Capitals also defeated Punjab Kings by a large margin of seven wickets.

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DC vs PBKS Head to Head

The DC vs PBKS IPL matchups presents some of the most interesting events in the tournament’s history. As things stand, the Punjab Kings team have the edge. Here’s a summary of all the head to head statistics between these rivals.

Delhi Capitals 28 Matches Punjab Kings
13 Won 15
15 Lost 13
0 No result 0
231 Top Score 202
67 Lowest Score 104

We’re sure many of you are wondering how each contest ended over thirteen seasons. Here’s a breakdown of the DC vs PBKS IPL results by year.

Date Winner Victory By
27 April 2008 PBKS 4 Wickets
17 May 2008 PBKS 6 Runs
19 April 2009 DC 10 Wickets
15 May 2009 PBKS 6 Wickets
13 March 2010 DC 5 Wickets
11 April 2010 PBKS 7 Wickets
23 April 2011 DC 29 Runs
15 May 2011 PBKS 29 Runs
15 May 2012 DC 5 Wickets
19 May 2012 DC 6 Wickets
23 April 2013 PBKS 5 Wickets
16 May 2013 PBKS 7 Runs
19 May 2014 PBKS 4 Wickets
25 May 2014 PBKS 7 Wickets
15 April 2015 DC 5 Wickets
1 May 2015 DC 9 Wickets
15 April 2016 DC 8 Wickets
7 May 2016 PBKS 9 Runs
15 April 2017 DC 51 Runs
30 April 2017 PBKS 10 Wickets
8 April 2018 PBKS 6 Wickets
23 April 2018 PBKS 4 Runs
1 April 2019 PBKS 14 Runs
20 April 2019 DC 5 Wickets
20 September 2020 DC Super Over
02 May 2021 DC 7 Wickets

Most Interesting Matches Between DC and PBKS in IPL

We’ve witnessed several exciting vs Delhi Capitals competitions over the years. When thinking about it, there are three specific showdowns that come to mind. Let’s take a quick look at them.

13th Match, IPL 2008

Nothing speaks more about the PBKS vs DC rivalry than the match that saw the two IPL cricket teams first collide. Before this historic event, the Delhi Daredevils (the team’s previous name) had won against Deccan Chargers and the Rajasthan Royals. The Punjab Kings had the opposite result, losing their first two games.

From the start, the Daredevils felt the tide turn when umpiring decisions went against them. PBKS pushed for the win, with Yuvraj Singh receiving an award for maximum sixes in the game. In the end, the Punjab Kings dominated with efficient bowling and won by four wickets.

31st Match, IPL 2015

The Delhi Daredevils would return the favour seven years later when they faced Punjab Kings at their last home game in the group stages. PBKS had finished batting with a final score of 118/8. While they still hoped to beat the Daredevils, the match was soon over when the opposing team reached 119/1.

The 9-wicket win allowed DC to move from sixth to fourth position, just shy of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite the overwhelming victory, the Daredevils wouldn’t proceed further in the IPL that season. It didn’t stop them from smiling after crushing their rivals, with Nathan Coulter-Nile named Player of the Match.

36th Match, IPL 2017

The IPL 2016 season had seen a mixture of wins. The first PBKS vs DC match resulted in the Daredevils winning by eight wickets, while the second witnessed Punjab Kings claiming the game by nine runs. When the IPL 2017 season started, both teams were ready to show who was boss of the pitch.

The first game on 15 April 2017 didn’t bode well for PBKS, who lost by 51 runs. When the second game aired on 30 April 2017, Punjab Kings thrashed the opposing team by ten wickets in a fantastic victory of only 68 runs. Former England captain Nasser Hussain stated that he believed the Daredevil’s heads were no longer in the game after successive losses.

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals, formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, are an IPL franchise from New Delhi, the Arun Jaitley Stadium serving as their home turf. After the JSW Sports bought a 50% stake in the Delhi Daredevils from GMR, the team’s ownership structure changed. The name change to Delhi Capitals was that the team was stationed in Delhi, the capital of power in the country, hence the name Delhi Capitals.

The team has participated in the IPL playoffs on six occasions since the league was established. The best DC IPL record remains the second place in the league in 2020.

There were a couple of semi-finals appearances in the past, like the one in the IPL inaugural season and 2009. Still, the Delhi Capital have never climbed those final rungs on the IPL ladder, despite the good overall DC IPL stats, especially when the win/loss percentage is concerned.

Still, with three consecutive playoff appearances, DC IPL performances seem to be on the rise. Before the 2021 season was aborted and relocated to the UAE, Delhi Capitals were ranked as the top team, having won six out of their first eight matches, which was their best start of any IPL competition so far.

The 2022 IPL edition is a great opportunity to improve the best DC IPL record. The team has retained four-star players and made great signings for the upcoming season.

Some of the players that might get the team to their first DC IPL title are the new captain Rishabh Pant and a brand new all-rounder Axar Patel.

The team retained four-star players during the IPL 2022 Auction — Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, and Prithvi Shaw, and added 20 players, including Shardul Thakur, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Mustafizur Rahman, and Kuldeep Yadav, among others. Their purse was set at Rs 47.50 crores, which allowed them a lot of spending means going into the season.

These new DC players, especially the all-rounder Patel stand to gain the most by working with the famous Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, named the team’s new assistant coach.

It seems that batting will be one of the team’s biggest strengths going into the new season, with Prithvi Shaw and David Warner as the aggressive batting duo. On the other hand, the DC IPL stats won’t probably be great when the spinners’ performance is concerned. The team lacks good spinners, except for Yadav and Axar Patel, which can be a notable liability for the team going into the season.

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings have been present in the IPL from the very beginning. They were first known as the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) but rebranded into Punjab Kings in February 2021. Many consider it a good move following the subpar performances in recent years and the controversy surrounding their 2010 expulsion from the IPL for alleged ownership-related violations.

Luckily, Punjab Kings managed to fight their way back to the IPL through the High Court and continue competing, though, with little success. By looking at the PBKS records, apart from the 2014 season when they were leaders of the league and finished the run in the semi-finals, the team has only made it to the playoffs once in the past 13 years.

The 2021 season was not much better. The team started on a bright note, and, under the leadership of then, captain KL Rahul won against Rajasthan Royals. However, by looking at the PBKS stats, we can only conclude that they won only 6 out of 14 matches, finishing sixth in the league.

It seems that Punjab Kings have finally put together a team that will hopefully lead to the first of many PBKS titles in the IPL. It all started with the unveiling of the new jersey in March, featuring the same colours but improved design.

Punjab Kings marched into action as one of the wealthiest teams in the competition, with Rs 72 crore to go around. The team entered the PBKS auction 2022 with only two retained players, Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh, which clearly indicated they were looking to fetch some star players. Some of those players were South African pacer Kagiso Rabada, who landed a million-dollar contract with the team. Shikhar Dhawan was another great addition, as was Liam Livingstone, who became the team’s largest overseas buy in the auction.

Punjab Kings will be commencing the 2022 edition of IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 2016 IPL runners-up, which will be a perfect test for Punjab Kings and a chance to put an important W in the win column of the PBKS stats early on in the tournament.

IPL 2022 DC vs PBKS - Betting

When you’re ready to bet on PBKS vs DC, take a look at the different types available. You can wager on the dismissal method, such as:

  • Caught
  • Bowled
  • LBW
  • Run out
  • Stumped
  • Other

If you’re feeling confident about one of the team’s ability to reach high runs, other markets include ‘Fifth Score In A Match’ and ‘Hundredth Score In A Match’. Ensure that you also bid on whether DC or PBKS will win the coin toss. Exclusive DC vs PBKS betting markets include ‘Man of the Match’, ‘Home Team Top Bowler’ and ‘Winner Most Runs Out’, to name a few.

DC vs PBKS Odds

You’ll find three different types of betting odds on our sportsbook. The DC vs PBKS Outright Odds will become available before the league starts. You can wager on the top batsman or bowler for either team, while also gambling on the ultimate winner of the IPL 2020 tournament.

The odds are 3.75 for Delhi Capitals and 41.00 for Punjab Kings to win IPL 2020 but note that these values can change over time, depending on match results.

You can also wager on pre-match odds before the games begin. The values will be lower for the favourite to win, but you can take a chance on higher figures if you believe the underdog will triumph. Ensure that you place your bets before the event starts, as when play begins the markets close.

The most exciting gambling element is live betting. These bets become available once the game starts. Markets will regularly update, so you’ll need to keep an eye on the action and the odds. These options will include more specific predictions, so you can guess things like who will take the next wicket or score a four.