Punjab Kings will face Gujarat Titans in the 16th match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on 08 Apr and will start at 7:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this PBKS vs GT match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
PBKS vs GT Match Details
- Stadium: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
- Date: 08 Apr, FRI
- Time: 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of PBKS vs GT, IPL T20 can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar and SkyGo.
PBKS vs GT Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
Chasing always seems to be easy at all the three matches played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai so far in IPL 2022. PBKS played their last match against Chennai Super Kings on the same pitch so they will have some idea about the behavior of the pitch. Their batsmen read the track well at this pitch and know the conditions more than Gujarat Titans.
Although the pitch at Chennai Super Kings Brabourne Stadium will have more to offer for the batsmen it can’t be said that this pitch will be an absolute nightmare for the bowlers.
The weather will be hot on this ground on the match day and will be around 30 degrees.
PBKS Team Preview
Punjab Kings are doing fine in IPL 2022 under the leadership of new captain Mayank Agarwal. He has shown his leadership capabilities very well by leading the PBKS team to two victories in three matches. PBKS is coming into this match against GT with a 54 run win over CSK.
There is looking for depth in all departments of the PBKS lineup. Mayank Agarwal’s bat has been silent in this tournament so far but he is an excellent top-order batsman and now has enough experience of handling the pressure which he has shown in many matches in recent year’s IPL.
Apart from Mayank Agarwal, the batting of PBKS will be led by Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa and these two are great choices for the top batsmen of PBKS in this match against GT.
With Liam Livingstone in the middle order, PBKS forms a very strong batting lineup.
There will be something for the bowlers in this match and the PBKS has bowlers like Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, and Rahul Chahar who can exploit that support.
GT Team Preview
Gujarat Titans are the only team in IPL 2022 so far that has a 100% victory rate. They have played two matches and beaten the opposition on both occasions.
The good form of Shubman Gill is a massive boost for GT as he has already some big knocks like 84 in the last match for their team. He will be looking to add some more runs under his belt in this match against PBKS.
Matthew Wade and Hardik Pandya have scored in the 30s in one match but they add a tremendous amount of power in the batting of GT.
If the top order of GT is able to set up the tone for the team, then David Miller and Rahul Tewatia are there in the down of order to take the benefits of start and hit big shots in the depth. These two batsmen are capable of setting up a big target while batting first and if they start going then any target will be well in the reach of Gujarat Titans while chasing.
Hardik Pandya is bowling full spell of 4 overs and is doing more than decent with his bowling. A couple of good overs from him in this match against PBKS will always be a plus for the team. Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan will also focus on taking up important wickets of PBKS to break their back.
PBKS Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma(Wk), Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora
GT Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade(Wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami
PBKS vs GT Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
PBKS and GT have not played any match with each other so far in IPL
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PBKS vs GT Winner Prediction
No team can be considered an underdog for this match and we can’t underestimate any of these teams. Both PBKS and GT makes very powerful batting and bowling lineup and this match will surely be a big entertainer.
PBKS has faced one defeat in the tournament so far whereas GT is still unbeatable. They have crushed the oppositions easily in both the matches and they will be on the ground for this match against PBKS with huge confidence and momentum on their side.
So GT is our favorite to win this match against PBKS.
PBKS vs GT Dream11 Team
Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma can play match-winning innings for their teams. Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Abhinav Manohar are also players who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya can prove their all-rounder abilities by making good runs and taking wickets. Mohammad Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Lockie Ferguson can be very impressive with the ball.
- Wicketkeeper: Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma
- Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill (c), Abhinav Manohar
- All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya
- Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Lockie Ferguson (vc)