Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts as we head to Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, for a spicy clash between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) for match number 16 in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gujarat Titans are the only team in this edition to have gone undefeated so far, with two wins in two games, and have had a strong start. Hardik Pandya’s bowling fitness has proven to be a key component in Gujarat’s success, and he has marshalled his troops with a cool demeanour.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are coming off a win against the Chennai Super Kings and have already won two of their three games. Mayank Agarwal’s team has been quite aggressive in their batting strategy from the start, and it has worked out well for them thus far. They will, however, need their captain to fire at the top, since he has yet to make a huge score with the bat this season.
PBKS vs GT – Match Details
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 8th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
PBKS will have a minor advantage over the GT because they played their previous game at the same venue. The batters have found it easy to pile up a good amount of runs.
Batsman have found it easy to pile up some good amount of runs here which might repeat in this game as well. The captain who wins the toss, though, will still contemplate bowling first as chasing has comparatively been easy.
In the previous encounter against CSK, Liam Livingstone was at his best, winning the Player of the Match award for his all-round effort. With the bat, he scored 60 runs in 32 balls, hitting five fours and five sixes. With the bat, he took two wickets in three overs and conceded only 25 runs.
Shubman Gill was removed for a duck in the very first over of the opening game against LSG. In the second game, he came back with a vengeance and demonstrated why he is considered India’s next great thing in cricket. Gill scored 84 runs off 46 deliveries against DC, including six fours and four sixes.
Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Gujarat Titans: Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Varun Aaron, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.