Indian Premier League: Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Match 18

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans

Match Preview

In the 18th game of the IPL, it will be Punjab Kings up against the Gujarat Titans at home tomorrow.

Additionally, both these teams have lost their previous games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.

Furthermore, looking at the points table, then Gujarat Titans is in 4th place while Punjab Kings is in 6th.

In the game against SRH, PBKS failed to score big as they were restricted to just 143/9 in their 20 overs by the home side.

Therefore, it was an easy chase for SRH who won the game with 8 wickets and 17 balls to spare.

On the other hand, the game between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders was a very thrilling one as Rinku Singh smashed five sixes to guide his team home.

In the first innings, Titans scored 204/4 in 20 overs but it became a thrilling chase as KKR won by three wickets.

Thus, both these teams will now be looking to win this game and get some valuable points to move up in the top four.

Furthermore, we can also expect a high-scoring game between these two sides tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 18

Venue: PCA Stadium, Mohali

Date: 13th April 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Mohali is a great one for batters to bat on and is generally a high-scoring pitch. Moreover, the slow pitch offers batters to bat more freely after the initial overs. Furthermore, based on previous records, chasing is the easier option here. The average first innings score at this venue is around 180 runs.

Full Squads for Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 18

Punjab Kings

Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shivam Singh, Gurnoor Brar, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Gujarat Titans

Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Dasun Shanaka, Hardik Pandya (c), Odean Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade (wk), Srikar Bharat (wk), Urvil Patel (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Joshua Little, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal

Probable Playing XI for Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 18

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Matt Short, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, Mohit Rathee, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Gujarat Titans

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal

Probable Winner

From the team combinations, we can say that this will be an even contest as both sides are very strong at the moment.

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