Gujarat Titans are the only unbeaten franchise in IPL 2022 so far.
Punjab Kings are set to take on the Gujarat Titans in Match 16 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium and it is expected to be a mouth-watering contest. Gujarat Titans have been the only franchise to be unbeaten so far in this edition with two wins in two games and have started their campaign impressively. Hardik Pandya‘s bowling fitness has turned out to be one of the major factors behind Gujarat’s success, and he has marshaled his troops with a calm head as well.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings are coming off a win in their previous game against the Chennai Super Kings and have won two of their three games already. The Mayank Agarwal-led side has been very aggressive in their batting approach right from the word go and it has worked out in their favour so far. However, they will need their skipper to fire at the top who hasn’t had the big score yet with the bat this season.
Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 16, IPL 2022
Venue: Brabourne Stadium
Date & Time: April 8, 7:30 PM.
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The Punjab Kings will have a slight advantage over the Gujarat Titans having played at the same ground in their previous game, and so far it has been a pretty good wicket to bat. However, the captain that wins the toss will still consider bowling first as chasing the total has been relatively easier when compared to putting up a big score on the board in the tournament.
Probable Playing XIs for PBKS vs GT
Mayank Agarwal(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma(Wk), Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade(Wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya(C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone finally came to the party in the previous encounter against the Chennai Super Kings and he played some eye-catching shots in the powerplay. The right-hander hit five sixes and five fours in his 32-ball 60 at an excellent strike rate of 187.5 and helped his side to a big score on the board. He also chipped in with 2 for 25 in his three overs and has proved to be a great addition to the side so far.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar has taken six wickets already in the three outings in this edition and he has bowled beautifully so far. The leg spinner finished with 3 for 25 in his four-over spell in the previous game against Chennai Super Kings and extracted a lot of spin from the track as well. He certainly is turning out to be a match-winner for the side and will be looking to continue his good rhythm with the ball.
Today’s match prediction: Punjab Kings to win the match.