Gujarat Titans, who have been remarkable in bouncing back from adverse situations, would look to seal a spot in the Play-offs when they clash with inconsistent Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, in Mumbai on Tuesday (May 3). Gujarat, the IPL debutants, are clearly the team to beat in the competition having won eight out of nine games. A sixth consecutive win will make them the first side to enter the play-offs.
A big reason for Gujarat’s stellar run has been their ability to come back from tough situations. Whether it is Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan or skipper Hardik Pandya – they all have produced match-winning efforts during the course of the tournament. If one has failed, the other has risen to the occasion.
The last time Gujarat and Punjab met, they produced a cracking finish with Tewatia bringing his team back from the dead by smashing two sixes off the last two balls of the game. Punjab would hope to be on the right side of the result and that the game doesn’t go deep. They are in the middle of another inconsistent campaign and with five losses in nine games and are running out of time.
Their senior batters, captain Mayank Agarwal himself, Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone have done well in patches but have not been consistent enough. Barring pacer Arshdeep Singh, who seems to be getting better with every game, the bowling department can also do better. They did well in the previous game but the batters flopped to let the team down.
Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings, Match No. 48
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: May 3rd at 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Star Gold and Disney+Hotstar
GT vs PBKS Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow
Batters: David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar
Captain: Shubman Gill
Vice-Captain: Mohammed Shami
GT vs PBKS Probable Playing XI
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Sai Sudharsan, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh