GT VS PBKS: It is Matchday 48 of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, and it has been a real roller coaster. The top-performing teams we thought would dominate are sitting on the bottom shelf of the scoreboard, leaving the fans and the owners disappointed. On the other hand, the newcomers Gujarat Lions have been performing day in and day out. t make sure they maintain their position on the scoreboard. Furthermore, the players have been performing at the top of their game at every match to help the team take the victory home. On that note, today, we will talk about the match between the Gujarat Lions and the Punjab Kings.
Gujarat Titans will come face to face with Punjab Kings to lock horns for the 48th match of IPL 2022 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. This game will be the second game between both teams. Furthermore, Gujarat won the first leg by six wickets after chasing a massive score of 190. Rahul Tewatia smashed a big six against delivery by Odean Smith on the last ball of the innings. Gujarat has been victorious 8 out of 9 matches within the tournament and sits comfortably at the first position on the points table.
Punjab Kings have won 4 out of 9 matches and sit at the 7th position within the points table. Furthermore, they lost the previous game against Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs after a challenging chase of 154 runs. During this match, Punjab would be hoping for a far better performance from the batting unit.
Pitch Conditions (GT VS PBKS)
The pitch will stay balanced throughout the match. Furthermore, the batters will take advantage of the short boundaries and take the team to a possible total. Spinners, at this pitch, will play a crucial role during the middle-overs of the game.
Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Sai Sudharsan, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Top Picks For The Game
Shikhar is the leading run-scorer for Punjab Kings in the tournament. He has put up a massive 307 runs in 9 matches with an average of 38.37 and a mean strike rate of 126.33. Furthermore, he scored two amazing half-centuries. Although Dhawan was sent back for just five runs within the previous match, he is a man in form and will deliver for the team.
Pandya has done the majority of the work for Gujarat. He’s the leading run-scorer for his team in the tournament and is among the highest five highest run-scorers. Furthermore, Pandya has scored 308 runs in 8 matches with an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.68.