Gujarat Titans are the only team to not lose a game in this edition of the league.
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Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans will face other in the 16th match of IPL 2022 on Friday. They both have had a decent run in the tournament so far and would be looking to continue the same. PBKS have won 2 out of 3 matches and find themselves in the 4th position in the points tally. The only loss has come against Kolkata Knight Riders. PBKS defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the previous match by 54 runs.
Gujarat Titans, under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, have emerged as the only team to not lose a game in this edition of the league. They started their campaign by defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 5 wickets and followed it with a win over Delhi Capitals by 14 runs.
Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 16
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 8th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
PBKS vs GT, Match 16 Pitch Report Today Match:
The pitch is expected to remain the same as it has been in this tournament. The batters have found it easy to pile up some good amount of runs here which might repeat in this game as well. The team winning the toss surely look to chase and continue with the tradition that the teams have been following since day 1.
PBKS vs GT, Match 16 Probable Playing XIs:
Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Varun Aaron, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.
Top Picks for PBKS vs GT Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
In the first game against LSG, Shubman Gill was dismissed for a duck in the very first over of the match. He came back with a stronger force in the second game and showed why he is rated as the next big thing in Indian cricket. Against DC, Gill made 84 runs off 46 deliveries which consisted of 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Shikhar Dhawan has played a key role in the two wins that PBKS have achieved in the tournament. In his debut game for the franchise, Dhawan made 43 off 29 deliveries. In the previous match against CSK, he scored 33 runs off 24 deliveries.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Liam Livingstone was at his best in the previous match against CSK where he won the Player of the Match award for his all-round performance. With the bat, he made 60 runs off just 32 deliveries and hit 5 fours and 5 sixes. With the ball, he picked 2 wickets in 3 overs and gave away just 25 runs.
Hardik Pandya has been scoring runs while batting at number 4 for GT. He has bowled 4 overs in both the matches and is looking in great shape. Pandya might play a key role for his team in this match.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Mohammad Shami won the Player of the Match award in his debut game for GT. He picked 3 wickets in 4 overs and gave away just 25 runs. In the second game, Shami picked 2 wickets for 30 runs in 2 overs.
Kagiso Rabada has bowled 3 overs in both the matches that he has featured in and has picked two wickets. Rabada might play a key role for the team in this game with the ball.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Jonny Bairstow might make his long-awaited debut for PBKS in this match. The arrival of the right-hand batter is surely going to strengthen PBKS’ batting unit. The franchise would be expecting Bairstow to bring the same level of destruction that his fellow countryman Jos Buttler has brought for the Rajasthan Royals.
PBKS vs GT Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Sikhar Dhavan||92 runs|
|Subhaman Gil||84 runs|
|Liam Livingston||98 runs 2 Wicket|
|Rahul Chahar||5 Wickets|
|Hardik Pandya||64 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs GT Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill (c), Abhinav Manohar, Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Lockie Ferguson (vc)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs GT Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jonny Bairstow, Mayank Agarwal (vc), Shahrukh Khan, Shubman Gill, Abhinav Manohar, Liam Livingstone (c), Hardik Pandya, Odean Smith, Rashid Khan, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora.
PBKS vs GT Risky Captaincy Choices:
Jitesh Sharma made his debut for Punjab Kings in the previous match against CSK. He made 26 runs off just 17 deliveries and hit 3 sixes against the defending champions. It might be a risk to pick him as the captain of your side.
Abhinav Manohar finished the game against LSG along with Rahul Tewatia. Manohar made 14 runs off 8 deliveries in that game.
Player you should avoid:
Vijay Shankar has been batting at number 3 for GT and has managed to collect only a single boundary in 2 matches. He has looked completely out of touch and you can avoid him in your fantasy team for this game.
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.