PBKS VS GT: IPL 2023 18th Pre-match Predictions
Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans will be up against each other in the 18th match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2023. Both the teams have lost their last respective encounters and would like to recover from the same by registering a victory. While Gujarat Titans might expect the return of their original captain Hardik Pandya, Punjab Kings would expect their top order to fire.
Basic information about the match:
- Teams: Punjab Kings VS Gujarat Titans
- Date: 13-Apr-23
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Match: 18
- Venue: Mohali
PBKS Players List and Role
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Batter|
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Batter|
GT Players List and Roles
|Hardik Pandya (C)||All-Rounder|
|R Sai Kishore||Bowler|
Gujarat Titans emerged as the winners of the first-ever IPL they were part of, the 2022 edition. In the same edition, they faced the Punjab Kings in the 14th match of the tournament where ace Indian batter Shubman Gill showed his class and skills to clinch a 6-wicket victory for the Gujarat Titans on the last ball of the match. It was one of the closest games of the edition.
Previous IPL Results
Both the teams have faced each other only twice including the match mentioned here. Both teams have won one game apiece out of the two games.
|03-May-2022||2022 IPL||Punjab Kings||8 Wickets|
|08-Apr-2022||2022 IPL||Gujrat Titans||6 Wickets|
Both the teams had started the tournament on a high but lost the recent match they have played. This means that they will be rearing to make a comeback and ensure that they do not let defeat come their way. Gujarat Titans will look to figure out their death bowling while Punjab Kings would wish their top order to score runs at a faster pace.
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most consistent performers for the Punjab Kings, and this season too, he has scored 225 runs in the three matches he has played so far. This makes him the strongest contender for the best batter of the match,
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Rashid Khan is renowned for his ability to perform in situations where no one could possibly have performed. He has already picked up as many as 8 wickets in only three games and would look to continue his form. This is the reason why he may be the best bowler of the match between the Gujarat Titans and the Punjab Kings.
Gujarat Titans will be taking on the Punjab Kings in the 18th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 from the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 13th April 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 3:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset.
The Narendra Modi Stadium’s pitch has established itself as a batter’s heaven. It primarily has a hard surface so the bounce can be trusted and batters can play their shots. The players have taken a beating all over the field, and the upcoming game can be anticipated to be no different. The captain who wins the toss may want to field first. Along with that, the shorter boundary on one side may prove to be a crucial factor as well as the dew coming in the later half of the game in deciding the outcome of the match.
Today’s Match Prediction: Final Thoughts
It looks like we are in for another close match between two of the most consistent teams this season as they would like to register a win after their respective losses. While Gujarat Titans are playing on their home ground, Punjab Kings will find to suit these conditions because of their team combinations. It is expected to be another run-fest and Gujarat Titans might win the encounter.