After facing their first loss in this tournament, Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings are ready to face each other in 18 the IPL 2023. GT looks fine, and they are well-balanced. Even though they lost the last game, their players were able to put in some extraordinary effort for the team. Intent-wise, GT is way ahead of every other team. On the other side, except S Dhawan, every other player of PBKS couldn’t be prolific for their side.
Head to Head
Matches played: 2
GT Won: 1
PBKS Won: 1
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
Good wicket to bowl for the pacers, and at the same time, the batters will find it easy once they settle in.
What to Expect?
Scoring runs will be difficult for PBKS as GT has a power-packed bowling attack. Looking at GT’s batters, they can chase any target given to them, as they got the depth in the batting lineup.
Probable Playing XIs
GT Possible XI:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal
PBKS Possible XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Picks for the PBKS vs GT Match
Captain : Sai Sudarshan
It has been a dream IPL for Sai Sudarshan right from the beginning. With the cricketing experts realizing the immense potential of this young batter, he is not missing to showcase his skill in every single opportunity he gets.
Vice captain : D Miller
Miller hasn’t got his job yet in this IPL. Considering the wicket in Punjab, he may have an early chance to walk in.
Batsmen : S Dhawan, David Miller, S Sudarshan
It will be a crime to miss out the orange cap holder S Dhawan. He is more comfortable in the IPL and what’s more fascinating is that it is getting continued.
Wicket keepers : W Saha
As an opener, W Saha is doing a fair job by giving a blistering start for Gujarat. Anytime, the start will get converted into big.
All rounders : V Shankar, S Raza, S Curran
V Shankar is in the form of his life. So let’s not miss him.
Both S Raza and S Curran’s parts are crucial for PBKS. They will be given their entire quota and it will be worthy to pick them.
Bowlers : A Singh, M Shami, A Joseph, Rashid Khan.
A Singh has been the trustable bowler for PBKS.
M Shami and A Joseph are bringing out their A game even though the situation doesn’t favor them.
The hat-trick man Rashid Khan is an obvious choice for many. He can be economical and at the same time a wicket taker.