The Punjab Kings are all set to face the Gujarat Titans in match 48 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil sports stadium. Gujarat Titans at the moment are ruling the points table as they sit at the first position with 8 wins so far. Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings still have a lot of work to do so as to ensure their position in the top 4. Both the teams will be eager to make a mark in the upcoming match and bag two more points.
GT vs PBKS: Match Details
- Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
- Match – GT vs PBKS
- Date & Time: May 3, 7:30 PM IST
Gujarat Titans: Analysis
Gameplan: The Titans currently are the best side in the tournament with 16 points to their name in 9 matches and have registered a win against RCB in their most recent encounter. The entire team has displayed superbly good composure under tough situations and delivered quality performances one after the other. The team has found a new saviour in each new match. The batting order has been performing wonderful well, especially the lower middle-order players making crucial contributions regularly. The Bowling unit too has been decent in the recent games.
Possible Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Pradeep Sangwan Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph.
Punjab Kings: Analysis
Gameplan: Punjab will have their task cut out against a strong side like Gujarat in the upcoming match. The team currently sits at the 8th position in the points table with 4 wins in 9 matches. They will have to show tremendous characteristic performances and win matches against the odds in order to ensure a place in the top 4 by the end of the group stages. The team failed to chase down a paltry total of 154 in the last match after a good job from the bowlers. The team management will be hoping that all the players deliver a brilliant combined performance in the upcoming match.
Possible Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.
GT vs PBKS: Probable Best Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Wriddhiman Saha
Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has shown some good rhythm with the bat while opening the innings for his side. The 37-year-old has already struck a half-century so far this season along with a host of some other impressive quickfire innings. His attacking strokes right from the beginning of the game help his side to a strong start often. The batsman will be looking to pile on some early runs in the upcoming match too.
Probable best bowler of the match – Kagiso Rabada
With a wonderful spell consisting of 4 wickets in the last match, Kagiso Rabada was a major reason why Lucknow batsman couldn’t post a big total on the board. Is wonderful bowling spell consisting of wickets on regular intervals at various phases of the innings was of great use to his side as it help them choke the opposition batsman. Another wonderful spell of bowling is all his team would be expecting from him in the upcoming game.
GT vs PBKS: Head to head stats
The two teams have only met once earlier during which everyone got to witness a thrilling encounter. The match ended in Gujarat’s favour as Rahul Tewatia against everyone’s expectations smashed two sixes off the last two balls of Odean Smith to win his side the match by 6 wickets. The Punjab Kings will be looking for revenge this time while Gujarat would hope to repeat their performance in the previous fixture against Punjab.
GT vs PBKS: Winning Prediction
Match Prediction – Gujarat Titans to win the match
With a bunch of players who are in an amazingly good rhythm and form currently, the Gujarat Titans our favourite to win the match tomorrow against Punjab thereby taking their unbeaten run forward. The kind of form the Gujarat side as a whole is in, it will really not be an easy task for any team to derail then hereon in the upcoming stages.