PBKS vs GT Prediction: The battlefield is set as Gujarat Titans will clash with Punjab Kings in the 16th match of the IPL 2022 on Thursday.
Unlike their reputation, Punjab Kings are looking like a team on a mission as they sit 5th in the points table with 2 wins and a single loss in 3 matches. However, the Kings have played an aggressive brand of cricket so far this season. They are coming to this game on the back of a massive 54-runs win over Chennai Super Kings in their last fixture.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, have entered the league with a bang. The new entrants are unbeaten in the tournament so far as they sit 4th in the league standings with two wins in two games. The Titans defeated Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in their previous match. The Hardik Pandya-led outfit will try to continue the good run with another victory.
PBKS vs GT Match Details
Date: 8th April 2022, Friday
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+HOTSTAR app
It is a belter of a wicket, and we can expect another high-scoring encounter here. Moreover, the dew could also play a crucial role here; hence the team winning the toss would want to bowl first.
PBKS vs GT Head to Head
The two sides will be facing each other for the first time.
PBKS vs GT Prediction: Recent form
PBKS: W L W
GT: W W
IPL 2022 Match Prediction: Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans
Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan form one of the best opening pairs in the competition. However, none of them has set the tournament on fire so far this season. The Kings will have to choose between Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Jonny Bairstow for the number three position. The rest of the unit looks settled for them.
The Titans have a menacing bowling attack with the presence of Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson, and Rashid Khan. However, they have a thin batting attack that revolves around Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya. Senior pros like Matthew Wade and David Miller will have to shoulder more responsibility in the batting.
PBKS Playing 11 (Probable): Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, and Arshdeep Singh.
GT Playing 11 (Probable): Matthew Wade (WK), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, and Mohammed Shami
PBKS vs GT Prediction: Probable Top Performers
Liam Livingstone: The English import justified his massive price tag as the all-rounder played a blistering knock of 60 runs off 32 deliveries. He also accounted for two wickets with the ball to win the match for his team. Livingstone has scored 98 runs in 3 matches and bagged two wickets with the ball.
Rahul Chahar: The leg-spinner has got back his form and has been clinching wickets regularly this season. He has bagged 6 wickets in 3 matches at an economy rate of 5 RPO and a strike rate of 12. Chahar could be lethal against a weaker batting of Gujarat Titans.
Shubman Gill: The Punjab batter is the leading batter for the Titans this season. The youngster proved his worth in the last game after playing a whirlwind knock of 84 runs off 46 deliveries against Delhi Capitals. Gill will look to continue his rich vein of form with another big score.
Hardik Pandya: Kung fu Pandya is back in action after recovering from the injury. Pandya has looked sharp since his return as he has been bowling over 140 kph speed. The younger-Pandya brother has scored 64 runs in 2 matches and picked up one wicket with the ball as well.
PBKS vs GT Today’s Match Prediction
Punjab Kings are expected to win this game.