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Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2022, Today Match Prediction

Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India

143/8 in 20.0

7.15

145/2 in 16.0

9.06
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Toss Winner - Gujarat Titans won the toss and chose to bat first

Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets

PBKS’ battle to remain relevant in the tournament

  • GT has won eight out of the nine games the side has played, and they have enjoyed excellent form
  • PBKS’ middle and lower-middle order haven’t scored runs for the side and this is a major problem for them
  • Shubman Gill, David Miller, and Hardik Pandya have scored close to 900 runs for GT and won games for the team

Gujarat Titans to win

Tournament: Indian Premier League 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
GT
LSG
RR
SRH
RCB
DC
KKR
PBKS
CSK
MI
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
9
8
1
0
0
16
0.377
10
7
3
0
0
14
0.397
10
6
4
0
0
12
0.34
9
5
4
0
0
10
0.471
10
5
5
0
0
10
-0.558
9
4
5
0
0
8
0.587
10
4
6
0
0
8
0.06
9
4
5
0
0
8
-0.47
9
3
6
0
0
6
-0.407
9
1
8
0
0
2
-0.836

A confident Gujarat Titans would be up against the Punjab Kings in the 48th game of the Indian Premier League 2022. The Titans come here with a convincing win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and look in excellent shape. The Punjab Kings on the other hand went down against Lucknow Super Giants in their previous game. 

Gujarat Titans have so far lost just once in the nine games they have played. A berth in the playoffs is guaranteed for the side and they would be able to play freely in this game. The Punjab Kings have struggled with their bowling and the form of their lower-middle order. It remains to be seen whether the Kings can cause the biggest upsets of the season in this game. 

Gujarat Titans Preview

The dream run in the season continues for Hardik Pandya’s side. It was a clinical performance from the side in the last game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore where they won by 6 wickets. With 16 points the side has earned itself a place in the playoffs and shall look to build on the momentum. They had defeated the Punjab Kings earlier in the tournament and Pandya would like to repeat the same here. 

Wriddhiman Saha has done well and punched above his weight and form a good opening pair with in-form Shubman Gill. In the middle order, the side would look for runs from Pandya and Sai Sudharsan. It is the lower middle order that makes this a dangerous batting line-up where David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, and Rashid Khan have won games for the side from impossible positions. 

Mohammad Shami had a poor day at the office in the last game, but he has bowled good lines in the season. He will aim to strike early with Pradeep Sangwan who was brilliant in this first game of the season. Rashid Khan and Lockie Ferguson add punch to the bowling. The side would want better spells from Alzarri Joseph who seems to be the only weak link in the bowling attack. 

Top Batsman – Shubman Gill     
Top Bowler – Rashid Khan

Gujarat Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Pradeep Sangwan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami

Gujarat Titans Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Tewatia
43
25
5
2
172
D Miller
39
24
4
1
162.5
S Gill
31
28
3
1
110.71
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
P Sangwan
4.0
0
19
2
4.75
M Shami
4.0
0
39
1
9.75
A Joseph
4.0
0
42
1
10.5

Gujarat Titans Actual Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Rashid Khan, PJ Sangwan, R Tewatia, WP Saha

Punjab Kings Preview

It is a very important game for Mayank Agarwal’s side. They went down against the Lucknow Super Giants in their last game by 20 runs, their third loss in the last four games. They need to get a move on from here to keep their hopes alive for a berth in the next round. They will need a strong performance from their batsmen and bowlers as they take on the strongest side of the season. 

The side would rely on a good start from Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan who have played well in the tournament. The middle-order needs to deliver and the experienced trio of Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa must play well in this must-win game. Rishi Dhawan needs to add quick runs down the order with Jitesh Sharma for the side to challenge the Titans. 

Sandeep Sharma and Arshdeep Singh have used the new ball well and it will be a big test for them against the Titans. Kagiso Rabada will have the most important role here as their most experienced bowler. The rest of the bowling attack hasn’t had the best tournament so far and the side would need an exceptional performance from Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, and Rahul Chahar to deliver a blow to the Titans. 

Top Batsman – Shikhar Dhawan    
Top Bowler – Kagiso Rabada 

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh

Punjab Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Bairstow
32
28
5
0
114.29
M Agarwal
25
17
2
2
147.06
R Dhawan
21
22
3
1
95.45
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
K Rabada
4.0
0
38
4
9.5
R Chahar
4.0
0
30
2
7.5
S Sharma
4.0
0
18
1
4.5

Punjab Kings Actual Playing XI:

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Arshdeep Singh, S Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
28
0 mm.
1.96 k/h
From: WNW
2%
03h
30
0 mm.
1.66 k/h
From: SW
40%
06h
30
0 mm.
3.3 k/h
From: SW
29%
09h
30
0 mm.
5.21 k/h
From: W
13%
12h
30
0 mm.
4.9 k/h
From: WNW
0%
15h
29
0 mm.
3.26 k/h
From: WNW
0%
18h
29
0 mm.
4.57 k/h
From: WNW
0%
21h
28
0 mm.
4.56 k/h
From: NW
2%

Weather Conditions

The weather prediction for Mumbai is for clear skies on May 3 and the conditions would be hot and humid. We expect to see a good batting surface as we have seen since the start of the season. The bowlers will need to use their variations to be successful on this surface. A score of 180 or more would be on the mind of the side batting first in this game. 

Venue Details

Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy has been a high-scoring venue and we have seen batsmen excel on a flat wicket and a fast outfield. Hitting through the line is easy against the fast bowlers who have little margin for error. Spinners have done well as the ball turns sharply on this track. 

Toss: To Bowl

The wicket has been slightly challenging to bat on at the start of the game and chasing scores here is always a better option. We have seen sides lose games after putting up a lot of runs on the board. Hence, the side winning the toss in this game would have little hesitation in opting to bowl first.

Punjab Kings have a big challenge up their sleeves as the Gujarat Titans’ code seems unbreakable. The side would need a good hand from its middle and lower-middle order in this game. This has been one of the major weaknesses of the side. The Titans have been the side to beat and have ticked all boxes. They are enjoying a dream run and winning close games. This would make them favorites to win here.

Gujarat Titans to win

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