This year’s Indian Premier League is only a few weeks old, but it has already produced a number of memorable moments. It’s been a great week for catches, surprises, and players to keep an eye on. There was some concern that the IPL would suffer in terms of quality with the expansion to ten teams before the tournament began, but if anything, the IPL has grown in that department, and we are in for a treat in the future.
Punjab Kings will take on Gujarat Titans in the next match of the competition, which will have a significant impact on both teams. They’re both happy with where they’ve gotten to this point, so securing a spot among the top four teams is their top priority.
The game will take place on March 8th, 2022, at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium. In light of how these two teams have performed thus far, this upcoming match is sure to be an exciting one.
PBKS vs GT Team Previews
Punjab Kings’ approach this season is unquestionably their trademark, and it’s paying off handsomely. So they went with Liam Livingstone, Odean, Bhanuka and Shikhar Dhawan and Shahrukh Khan for their clout and muscle power. In addition, Jonny Bairstow has yet to appear for them, which says a lot about the Kings’ potential as a batting powerhouse.
The way Punjab Kings have batted indicates that they are the team with the most heavy hitters. When batting, Punjab Kings have the highest powerplay run rate among all teams (10.14) and that just demonstrates the intent they have shown in the first six overs.
Up to this point, they’ve won two of their three games and amassed four points. They’ve risen to fourth place on the ladder thanks to a net run rate of 0.238, and they’ll now be aiming for the top spot. If they beat the Titans again, the difference between the two teams will be the net run rate.
Given their current roster, the Punjab Kings are likely to continue on their current path of greatest excitement. Despite the fact that their style of play isn’t always successful, Punjab Kings is the only team that can successfully implement it.
Even though the Kings’ batting looks strong, their bowling isn’t, even though they’ve done well thus far. Over 200 was carried out on them during the first match, but they followed that up with some solid performances in subsequent matches. Punjab’s bowling unit has benefited greatly from the addition of Kagiso Rabada most recently, and the manner in which the Indian bowlers performed was highly commendable.
All in all, the Punjab Kings performed their best with the ball in the last match, and if they can maintain that level of performance with the ball, they will be a very dangerous team in the future.
Punjab Kings Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odeon Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Vaibhav Arora.
Few expected Gujarat Titans to perform as well as they have, either before the tournament began or following the auction’s conclusion, and they have certainly surprised one in the two matches so far. In Hardik Pandya’s captaincy, the team has responded well and the captain has looked fresh.
The Gujarat Titans are currently third in the points table with four points and a net run rate of 0.495 after winning both of their matches so far in the tournament. It is expected that Gujarat Titans’ batsmen will step up as well as their bowlers have so far.
Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, have benefited greatly from some exceptional bowling by their players. With a bowling attack that can confuse even the most experienced batsmen, they have a formidable arsenal. In addition to taking early wickets, they have the second-best economy rate (6.25) during the powerplay phase of the game. One of the few teams to win while defending speaks volumes about their bowling attack’s abilities.
Not all is going well, despite the fact that they have won both of their matches. They haven’t batted as well as they would have liked, and Vijay Shankar may be forced to sit out the next match because of it. As a result of having David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan available to bat at the six, seven and eight positions, they are able to bat deep.
Gujarat Titans appear to be a bowling-heavy team, but they have the batting prowess to put up a fight against the best. A high-profile player such as Shubhman Gill or Matthew Wade or Hardik Pandya or David Miller would be ideal for them. If they can improve their batting, it will be extremely difficult to get past them in the upcoming matches, given the current form of their bowling attack.
Gujarat Titans Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron.
PBKS VS GT DREAM11 PREDICTION
The 2022 Indian Premier League Match 16 between the Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans will feature a Dream11 fantasy team lineup. Don’t forget to check back after the coin toss for the most current team lineup.
PBKS VS GT PLAYING 11
- Matthew Wade
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Shubhman Gill
- Mayank Agarwal
- Liam Livingstone (VC)
- Hardik Pandya
- K Rabada
- Mohammad Shami
- Rashid Khan (C)
- V Arora
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PBKS VS GT BETTING TIPS
Both teams have a lot riding on this game, as the outcome will determine who stays in the top half of the table for the time being. Taking on one of the tournament’s best bowling units, this matchup promises to be one of the most exciting of the tournament so far. Even though Gujarat Titans have a perfect win-loss record, Punjab Kings appear to be a more complete team based on the performances we have seen. Punjab Kings also have a slight advantage on paper. We’re betting on the Punjab Kings to win, and you should, too, in light of the aforementioned factors.