The 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will see the Punjab Kings (PBKS) take on the Gujarat Titans (GT) on Thursday, April 13. Although the Titans were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their previous game, they are still considered one of the teams to beat in this competition. Punjab Kings started the tournament strong, winning the first two games but are coming into this match on the back of a defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad away from home.
Both teams have similar records with two wins in three matches, and both are eager to return to their winning ways. Punjab Kings’ batting relies heavily on skipper Shikhar Dhawan, while their bowling looks good in all departments. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans’ top order is making most of the runs, followed by important contributions from the middle and lower middle order. They have some concerns about their death bowling, but overall they are looking like a side with not many weaknesses.
The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM IST at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Both teams have four points each, but the defending champions, Punjab Kings, are ahead on the points table due to a better net run-rate. With both teams determined to win, another exciting match is expected in Mohali.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Match: PBKS vs. GT Match 17 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Toss: To Bowl
In the forthcoming game between the two IPL teams, the first innings total is predicted to be at least 175 runs. The team that wins the toss is advised to bowl first because to the pitch conditions. This is due to the likelihood that the pitch would remain constant during the course of the game, which could make it difficult for the team batting second to chase down a large total. The outcome of the coin toss could be quite important.
In the previous game played at the PCA Stadium, the Punjab Kings were able to score 191 while batting first. The venue is known to favor pacers, who have accounted for the majority of the wickets in the previous game. Although there is no expectation of rain during this time of the year, there could be dew settling in during the latter half of the match. As a result, both teams will ideally look to chase upon winning the toss, as the pitch is unlikely to undergo significant changes during the game.
|RealFeel Shade™ 30°
|Wind NW 20km/h
|Cloud cover 0%
|Wind Gusts 22 km/h
|Visibility 1.6 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 8°
|Time 7.30 PM INST
PBKS vs GT Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 2
Won by PBKS: 1
Won by GT:1
Where the two teams finished last season: GT finished winner, while PBKS finished 6th.
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Gujarat Titans (GT) – Played – 14, Won – 10, Lost -4, Points – 20
Punjab Kings (PBKS) – Played – 14, Won – 7, Lost – 7, Points – 14
PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy
Gujarat Titans (GT) XI
Shubman Gill, Widdhiman Saha/KS Bharat, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Alzarri Joseph and Yash Dayal/Shivam Mavi.
Shubham Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rahul Tewatia, are our key players
Punjab Kings (PBKS) XI
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Matthew Short, Sikandar Raza/Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar.
Shikhar Dhawan,Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raja, Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis are our key players
BETTING TIPS PBKS VS GT
GT TO WIN
It is anticipated that Gujarat Titans would defeat Punjab Kings in the forthcoming match since they have a much superior bowling attack and a more seasoned group of batsmen. The Gujarat Titans’ batting lineup is also more diverse than that of their rivals, who largely rely on Shikhar Dhawan to get runs. Despite the identical paths both clubs have taken this season, the Gujarat Titans are thought to have an advantage because of their balanced lineup and the excellent form of its players, especially their batters. The Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are top-heavy, and their middle order might find it difficult to function properly under duress.
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The Gujarat Titans are the favorites to defeat the Punjab Kings, according to the article’s overall message. The writer has supported their thesis by highlighting and contrasting the advantages of both teams.