The 16th match of the 15th season of IPL will be played between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. Gujarat has played two matches and won both. At the same time, this will be the fourth match of Punjab. They have won two out of three matches and lost one.
Talking about Gujarat Titans, with Vijay Shankar and Matthew Wade in poor form, the team can take a big decision. Shubman Gill played a brilliant innings in the last match. Abhinav Manohar hasn’t got a chance to bat much yet. Will have to see in which order they get a chance to play.
Talking about bowling, the team looks very strong. The team has excellent bowlers like Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan. Hardik Pandya is also bowling 4 overs after returning from injury. Rahul Teotia, Varun Aaron and Vijay Shankar are also present as substitutes.
As far as Punjab Kings are concerned, Jonny Bairstow may get a chance to replace Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan will give a strong start to the team. Both have failed to live up to their credentials this season. Livingston, Jitesh Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and Odeon Smith are present in the middle order.
Punjab’s bowling is looking stronger than before. Apart from the experienced Kagiso Rabada, they also have young fast bowlers Vaibhav Arora and Arshdeep Singh. Vaibhav made his debut in the last match. He gave an early blow to Chennai Super Kings by taking two wickets. The team has a brilliant spinner in Rahul Chahar. Apart from taking wickets, Rahul also gives fewer runs.
Probable play of both the teams-11
Punjab Kings – Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapakse/Jonny Bairstow, Livingston, Jitesh Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan, Odeon Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh.
Gujarat Titans – Matthew Wade, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Varun Aaron, Loki Ferguson, Mohammed Shami.