- admin | April 7, 2022 | 11:01 pm
PBKS Vs GT: PBKS came into this tournament heavily stocked in the batting front. They invested in some of the biggest hitters on the T20 circuit and have approached the game with a lot of intent. They keep going hard and will also be pleased to see how their bowling stepped up when they stopped the Chennai Super Kings.
Gujarat Titans on the other hand have decided that bowling is the way to move forward and picked up some incredible bowlers. With the bat, options seem limited, but their bowling attack is relentless and it will be interesting to see how they tackle Punjab’s batting might.
Match: PBKS Vs GT
Date: 8th April 2022
Time: 7:30 IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
The weather is clear for the PBKS Vs GT game while dew is expected during the fixture.
The surface is expected to be flat but may take some turn as the game goes on. There has also been signs of early swing when the ball is dry.
PBKS Vs GT Playing XI
PBKS Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (capt), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
GT Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (capt), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Varun Aaron, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Jonny Bairstow may come in for Odean Smith after Smith struggled with the bat in the previous game.
Liam Livingstone was one of the most sought players in the auction and he is showing why. He is hitting the ball nicely and is not willing to back down at all. With Punjab two down early, Livingstone launched a counter-attack and took PBKS to a match-winning score. He went on to take wickets as well and showed that he is a contributor with the ball too. With contributions in both aspects of the game, Livingstone will be an interesting watch as he can come on at anytime and make a statement on the game.
Shubman Gill found form as he showed that runs can be scored quickly without playing flashy shots. Against DC he stuck to his strengths, ran hard and gradually picked pace. His innings helped raise the prospects of a consistent run and if Gill finds similar timing in the next game he will easily finish with a good amount of runs in the game and tournament.
PBKS Vs GT Match Tips
Both sides come in with strengths in different aspects of the game. While GT has a decent batting line-up their bowling gives then an edge over PBKS as the bowlers have pretty good match-ups against some of the PBKS cricketers.
Match Prediction: GT will win the match.