Punjab Kings will lock horns with the Gujarat Titans in match number 48 of IPL 2022.
This game will be played at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Gujarat Titans have been magnificent in their maiden IPL season.
They have registered 8 wins out of their 9 games so far this season and are currently standing at the top position.
Punjab Kings have won 4 out of their 9 games and are placed at the number 7 position on the points table of IPL 2022.
This will be the second clash between GT and PBKS in this edition of IPL.
In their previous clash, Gujarat Titans thrashed the Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in a thriller.
GT chased down the target of 190 runs due to back-to-back sixes from Rahul Tewatia on the last two balls.
Performance in the last match
In their last game, Gujarat Titans defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets.
RCB posted 170-6 while batting first. Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar scored half-centuries.
However, GT chased down the target in the last over.
Rahul Tewatia and David Miller remained unbeaten on 43 and 38 runs respectively.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings suffered a 20-run loss against Lucknow Super Giants in their previous game.
While chasing 154 runs, Punjab was able to reach only 133-8.
Kagiso Rabada claimed a 4-wicket haul for PBKS in that match.
Teams: GT vs PBKS
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy
Date: 3rd May, Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 170
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 1
GT won: 1
PBKS won: 0
Tie/no results: 0
The Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy has a pitch that favors both the batting and bowling sides.
The bowlers will get help early on while dew will play a huge role in the second innings and that’s why defending the target will be difficult on this pitch.
Both teams will like to bowl first here.
PBKS Probable Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
GT Probable Playing 11
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph
Star bowler of the match
Kagiso Rabada was excellent in the previous game as he claimed a 4-wicket haul.
He has picked up 13 wickets from just 8 games so far this season.
He will be the star bowler of the match.
Star batsman of the match
Shikhar Dhawan is a very experienced batsman and he is in good form this season.
Dhawan has scored 307 runs from 9 games so far in this competition and he will be the star batsman in today’s match.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Wriddhiman Saha has been quite sharp behind the stumps and he also scored an excellent 68 runs knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad this season.
He will be the best wicketkeeper of the match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Rashid Khan has won a couple of games for his side with his excellent batting in the final overs.
He has emerged as a solid lower-order hard-hitter while his bowling needs no introduction as he is among the best bowlers in the world right now.
Who will win?
Gujarat Titans have been outstanding in all departments.
They have lost only a single game in this competition and they know how to win in intense situations.
Hardik Pandya is brilliantly leading this side and they are the team to beat right now.
Meanwhile, Punjab Kings have a couple of some close games due to bad decision making and their inconsistency has affected them badly this season.
The team combination of Gujarat Titans is also looking better than the Punjab Kings.
Hence, our prediction for match 48 is that Gujarat Titans will beat Punjab Kings.