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IPL 2024: PBKS vs GT – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 

Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Gujarat Titans (GT) are gearing up to clash in the 37th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), set to take place on Sunday, April 21, at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Mohali.

Ashutosh Sharma Image Credits BCCI IPL 2024: PBKS vs GT – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Ashutosh Sharma, Image Credits- BCCI

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PBKS vs GT: Match Preview

PBKS, under stand-in skipper Sam Curran, enter the game after suffering three consecutive defeats. Despite a commendable bowling effort against Mumbai Indians in their previous match, where they restricted the opposition to 192 runs, Punjab struggled in their chase. Ashutosh Sharma’s resilient knock of 61 off 28 balls provided some hope, but Punjab fell short, managing only 183 runs and losing the game by nine runs.

GT, on the other hand, faced a humiliating defeat against Delhi Capitals, getting bowled out for a paltry 89 runs, their lowest-ever IPL total. Delhi Capitals chased down the target with ease, highlighting GT’s batting struggles.

Currently, the Shubman Gill-led GT sits at eighth place on the points table with six points from three wins, while Punjab Kings trail behind with four points.

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Despite the batting-centric nature of this IPL season, both PBKS and GT have struggled with their top-order performances. Shubman Gill remains the sole half-centurion for GT, while Sam Curran expressed disappointment at the lack of support despite the remarkable rise of Ashutosh Sharma.

Both teams have faced difficulties in posting big scores, with their top three batsmen recording the slowest scoring rates in the competition. While players like Rashid Khan, Shashank Singh, and Ashutosh have contributed lower down the order, the top-order batsmen need to step up to alleviate pressure on the team.

Wriddhiman Saha GT Twitter IPL 2024: PBKS vs GT – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Wriddhiman Saha, GT Twitter

In terms of recent form, Punjab Kings (PBKS) have struggled, having lost three out of their last five matches, with their most recent result being a defeat. Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans (GT) have had a mixed run, winning two out of their last five matches, including their most recent fixture.

PBKS vs GT: Pitch Report & Conditions

The Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur features a well-balanced pitch, offering equal opportunities for both batsmen and bowlers. Captains winning the toss are likely to choose to bat first, aiming to set a formidable total on the board.

In IPL matches held at this venue, the average first-innings score stands at 187 runs. Despite favoring batsmen, the conditions have also allowed fast bowlers to thrive, with 47 wickets taken by pacers compared to only 9 by spinners in the four games played so far. This indicates that while the pitch is conducive to scoring, bowlers, especially fast bowlers, can also make an impact.

PBKS vs GT: Head-to-head

  • Matches Played: 4
  • Punjab Kings won: 2
  • Gujarat Titans won: 2
  • No Result: 0
  • First Played: April 8, 2022
  • Last Played: April 4, 2024

PBKS vs GT: Team News and Impact Player Strategy

Punjab Kings

In preparation for the upcoming match, Punjab Kings faces challenges due to Shikhar Dhawan’s shoulder injury, likely sidelining him for this game as he requires more time to recover. Additionally, Jonny Bairstow’s recent dip in form raises questions about his inclusion in the playing XI, with the team management deliberating whether to retain him or explore other options to bolster the top order.

Darshan Nalkande and Arshdeep Singh GT Twitter IPL 2024: PBKS vs GT – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Darshan Nalkande and Arshdeep Singh, GT Twitter

Predictable XII:

  1. Sam Curran (capt)
  2. Prabhsimran Singh
  3. Rilee Rossouw
  4. Liam Livingstone
  5. Shashank Singh
  6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  7. Ashutosh Sharma
  8. Harpreet Brar
  9. Harshal Patel
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Arshdeep Singh
  12. Harpreet Singh

Gujarat Titans

Titans are likely to maintain their strategy of utilizing R Sai Kishore or Shahrukh Khan as their Impact Sub, adapting based on the match’s demands. Considering the limited support for spin in Mullanpur, they may contemplate introducing Azmatullah Omarzai or Josh Little in place of Noor Ahmad.

Predictable XII:

  1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  2. Shubman Gill (capt)
  3. Sai Sudharsan
  4. David Miller
  5. Abhinav Manohar
  6. Rahul Tewatia
  7. Rashid Khan
  8. Mohit Sharma
  9. Azmatullah Omarzai/Josh Little
  10. Spencer Johnson
  11. Sandeep Warrier
  12. R Sai Kishore/Shahrukh Khan

PBKS vs GT: Match Prediction

Scenario 1:

  • Punjab Kings win the toss and bat
  • Power Play score: 45-55
  • First Innings Score: 185-195
  • Prediction: Punjab Kings win the match
Spencer Johnson and Kagiso Rabada GT Twitter IPL 2024: PBKS vs GT – Match Preview, Prediction, Team News and Fantasy XI 
Spencer Johnson and Kagiso Rabada, GT Twitter

Scenario 2:

  • Gujarat Titans win the toss and bat
  • Power Play score: 55-65
  • First Innings Score: 190-205
  • Prediction: Gujarat Titans win the match

PBKS vs GT: Dream 11 Fantasy Prediction

Team 1:

  • Keeper: Wriddhiman Saha
  • Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma
  • All-rounders: Sam Curran (c), Liam Livingstone
  • Bowlers: Rashid Khan (vc), Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma

Team 2:

  • Keeper: Wriddhiman Saha
  • Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Shashank Singh
  • All-rounders: Sam Curran (c), Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia
  • Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada (vc), Arshdeep Singh, Mohit Sharma

When and Where to Watch the Match: Streaming & Broadcast Details

What: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Gujarat Titans (GT) IPL 2024

When: 7:30 PM IST, Sunday– April 21

Where: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur

Where to watch PBKS vs GT Live Streaming: JioCinema app for FREE

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