The 48th match of the Tata IPL 2022 is set to be played between Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings (GT vs PBKS) on 3rd May hosted at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. The game will start at 7:30 PM IST and can be viewed on Star Sports Network. GT is led by Hardik Pandya whereas PBKS is led by Mayank Agarwal.
GT vs PBKS: Match preview
Gujarat Titans have taken the first spot on the points table. They played nine games and managed to pull off four games. Their last match was against Royal Challengers Bangalore where they defeated the opposition by 6 wickets. David Miller and Rahul Tewatia smacked 39 runs and 43 runs respectively for Gujarat Titans.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, played their last game against Lucknow Super Giants. LSG lost the game by 20 runs. Mayank Agarwal smashed 25 whereas Jonny Bairstow scored 32 for PBKS in the game. In the last head-to-head match between Gt and PBKS, the former won by 6 wickets.
GT vs PBKS: Match Prediction
This match between GT and PBKS is the second league stage game between both teams. Gujarat won the first leg by 6 wickets after chasing a target of 190 runs. Gujarat has won 8 out of 9 matches in the tournament and is placed in the first position in the points table. Their performance as a team has been the best this season so far. Punjab played 9 games where they won 4. They have sealed the 7th position in the points table. Punjab would be preparing to give better performance from the batting unit in this match. However, looking at GT’s consistency in the league, it is predicted that they will win the match.
GT vs PBKS: Fantasy XI
Shubman Gill from Gujarat Titans hammered 96 runs in the last head-to-head game against Punjab Kings and can contribute well in this game as well.
Hardik Pandya from Gujarat Titans smashed 26 runs and took 1 wicket in the last head-to-head match against Punjab Kings. He’s also leading the team and will be a top pick.
Rashid-Khan from Gujarat Titans picked up 3 wickets in the last head-to-head game against Punjab Kings and will be looking to hunt crucial wickets in this game.
Shikhar Dhawan from Punjab Kings smacked 35 runs in the last head-to-head match against Gujarat Titans.
Liam Livingstone from Punjab Kings stacked 64 runs in the last head-to-head game against Gujarat Titans. He is a decent pick.
Kagiso Rabada picked a four-wicket haul in the last game against Lucknow Super Giants and gave away 38 runs in 4 overs.
Mohammed Shami has managed to pick at least one wicket in every game in IPL 2022 apart from SRH. It’s expected that Shami provides GT with some early breakthroughs in this match.
Wriddhiman Saha scored a half-century in the tournament and has provided decent opening in the last three matches.
Mayank Agarwal is leading PBKS and he mustered 161 runs in 8 matches in the tournament.
David Miller mustered 276 runs in 9 matches in IPL 2022. he’s a top pick.
Rahul Chahar in 9 matches picked 12 wickets which makes him an essential pick for the game.
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