Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 8th April 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Mayank Agarwal will be leading the Punjab Kings against the undefeated Gujarat Titans in today’s match of the TATA IPL.
Both teams started off their campaigns with a bang in the IPL by winning their opening games.
While it was Royal Challengers Bangalore for the Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants in their opening game.
Additionally, Gujarat beat Delhi Capitals in their second match with Punjab Kings losing their plot against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Afterwards, Punjab Kings came back strongly and defeated the Chennai Super Kings where they successfully defended 181.
Therefore, both teams would love to upstage each other as both have some batting and bowling on display today.
Punjab Kings have the better batsmen and Gujarat Titans have the better bowlers.
Also, with a niggle to Varun Aaron in the last match, Gujarat Titans will replace him today if he hasn’t recovered from it yet.
In conclusion, it will be a cracking contest between the two today.
Predicted Playing XI for Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora.
Shubhman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Varun Aaron/Yash Dayal/Darshan Nalkande/Pradeep Sangwan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.