IPL 2022: Punjab Kings ready to face table-toppers Gujarat Titans

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Punjab Kings will face the table-toppers Gujarat Titans in a do-or-die game in the 48th match of IPL 2022 on Tuesday. Here in this article, we talk about PBKS vs GT: Punjab Kings are ready to face table-toppers Gujarat Titans in detail.

PBKS vs GT: Punjab Kings are ready to face table-toppers Gujarat Titans.

Kings, who have won 4 matches in 9 games, are currently at the eighth position on the points table, and are looking for a strong show and earn much-needed 2 points to be in the race for playoffs.

The Mayank Agarwal led-side has yet to find the perfect combination of players who can win the game for them. Their only hopes rely on Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone (the two highest run-scores for PBKS this season) in batting, while the bowling department is also not performing that well except Rabada and Chahar, and their two best bowlers Rabada and Chahar can’t ball all 20 overs.

Nonetheless, they will try to restrict their aggressive approach in order to turn things around and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, emerged as the most balanced side in this 15th edition of the Indian premier league, so it’s a tough task to beat them, but Punjab Kings hold the ability to turn the tables.

When the last time both teams met this season, Gujarat Titans defeated the Punjab side by six wickets. The hero of that match was Tewatia, who hit back-to-back sixes when 12 runs were required off 2 deliveries.

While batting first the Kings had scored 189-9 in 20 overs with the help of Liam Livingstone’s 64 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 35.

In reply, Gujarat batters played with full control and won the game. For Gujarat, Shubman Gill scored 96-run. Sai Sudharsan scored 35 while Hardik Pandya played a knock of 27. And Rahul Tewatia finished the game with two sixes to hand his team two points.

Punjab Kings Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Gujarat Titans Probable XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph

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