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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
He has already scored a half-century in the tournament and has provided decent starts to the team in the last three matches.