Gujarat Titans defeated Punjab Kings in the first game.
Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings will face each other in the 48th match of IPL 2022 on Tuesday at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. It will be the second league stage game between both teams. Gujarat won the first leg by 6 wickets after chasing a target of 190 runs courtesy of Rahul Tewatia’s last-ball six against Odean Smith. Gujarat have won 8 out of 9 matches in the tournament and are placed in the first position in the points table.
Punjab have won 4 out of 9 matches and are placed in the 7th position in the points table. They lost the previous match against Lucknow Super Giants by 20 runs after failing to chase a target of 154 runs. Punjab would be hoping for a better performance from the batting unit in this match.
Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings, Match 48
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 3rd May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
GT vs PBKS, Match 48 Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to remain balanced throughout the match. The batters can take advantage of shorter boundaries and take the team to a decent total. Spinners are likely to play a key role during the middle-overs.
GT vs PBKS, Match 48 Probable Playing XIs:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 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 (wk), Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Top Picks for GT vs PBKS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shikhar Dhawan: He is the leading run-scorer for Punjab Kings in this edition of the tournament. He has scored 307 runs in 9 matches at an average of 38.37 and a strike rate of 126.33 including 2 half-centuries. Although Dhawan was dismissed for just 5 runs in the previous match, you can expect him to deliver in this match.
Shubman Gill: He has got a decent start in the last 2 matches as he has made a double-digit score in both these games. GT would hope that Shubman is able to provide the same kind of start in this match and be able to convert the same to a big score.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Hardik Pandya: He had done maximum work for Gujarat. He is the leading run-scorer for his team in the tournament and is among the top 5 current highest run-getters. Pandya has made 308 runs in 8 matches at an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.68. He has taken 4 wickets as well.
Liam Livingstone: He is the only batter for Punjab Kings who has made more than 2 half-centuries in this edition of the league. He has scored 263 runs in 9 matches at an average of 29.22 and a strike rate of 178.91. In the last game against Gujarat, Livingstone was the highest scorer for Punjab.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada: He picked a four-wicket haul in the last game against Lucknow Super Giants and gave away 38 runs in 4 overs. Rabada has been in great touch in the tournament for Punjab and is the current leading wicket-taker for them.
Mohammed Shami: Apart from the first leg against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mohammed Shami has managed to pick at least one wicket in every game in IPL 2022. GT would be hoping that Shami provides them some early breakthroughs in this match.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Wriddhiman Saha: He has already scored a half-century in the tournament and has provided decent starts to the team in the last three matches.
GT vs PBKS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Hardik Pandeya||305 runs|
|Mohammad Shami||14 Wickets|
|Laim Livingston||263 runs|
|Rahul Chahar||12 Wickets|
|Shikhar Dhawan||307 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for GT vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill (c), Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami (vc), Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for GT vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya (c), Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan.
GT vs PBKS Risky Captaincy Choices:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: He has scored over 30 runs in 3 out of 5 matches for Punjab Kings. In the last match, he was dismissed for just 9 runs. You can have him in your fantasy team just because he provides stability to PBKS’ batting unit, however, picking him as the captain might be a risk.
Sandeep Sharma: He has played only 3 matches for PBKS in this edition of the league. He has managed to pick 2 wickets. Sandeep might play a key role for the team during the initial as well as death overs. However, it might be a risk if you select him to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Jitesh Sharma: He is batting in the lower-middle order and might not get a chance to bat if the top-order scores run. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.