Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) will lock horns against each other in the 48th match of IPL 2022 on 3rd May from 7:30 PM onwards at the DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
The table-toppers Gujarat Titans have registered 8 wins in 9 games while Punjab Kings have secured only four wins in nine games so far in the tournament.
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GT Vs PBKS: 48th Match Preview
Match: Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings – Match 48
Venue: DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Date & Time: 3rd May 2022 at 7:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar, and JIO TV.
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Pitch Report: GT Vs PBKS: Match 48
Pitch Report: The pitch of DY Patil Sports Academy is a useful one for both the pacers and spinners. Both the teams have capable batters and hitters and they can use the powerplay overs to add some good runs to the scoreboard. There are chances that the pitch might slow down as the match moves ahead.
Head to Head Stats:
Gujarat Titans won the reverse fixture on the 8th of April and that was their first and last meet in the tournament.
There is no injury news till now from both teams.
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Team News: GT Vs PBKS
Gujarat Titans :
Hardik-led Gujarat Titans are the current table-toppers of the season. They have secured 8 wins in 9 games and are on the verge of qualification. It’s just a matter of two wins for the Titans to become the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill contributed at the start while Hardik, Miller, and Tewatia did the rest. Not to forget that Rashid Khan has also rewarded two victories with the bat single-handedly for the franchise.
Hardik has been phenomenal from the start of the season while the bowling department of Gujarat Titans is the best among all franchises. They have Shami, Alzzari, and Ferguson on their side while Rashid is also there as their main spinning option. So, they will obviously start as the favorites of this game against Punjab Kings.
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Punjab Kings :
On the other hand, Punjab Kings are trailing on the points table securing only 8 points in nine games so far. In order to be in the qualification race, they have to win each and every game from here onwards. We have seen several changes in the playing xi of the side that caused damage in many games. However, Rishi Dhawan is back again in the squad after a gap of 6 years as he played the last two games. It will be a very tough challenge for Gabbar and Mayank to defeat the in-form Gujarat Titans here at the DY Patil on Tuesday.
GT Vs PBKS: Match 48: Possible Playing XI
Gujarat Titans :
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
Hardik Pandya (C)
Mayank Agarwal (C)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
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IPL Fantasy Cricket Dream11 Team Prediction: GT Vs PBKS: Match 48:
Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, David Miller, Shubman Gill,
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Alzzari Joseph, Rahul Chahar
Captain: Rashid Khan
Vice-Captain: Hardik Pandya
Other C/VC options: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, and Mohammed Shami
You must change your team if any of these players aren’t announced in the starting lineup.