PBKS vs GT Today Match Prediction & Tips

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

PBKS will host GT in match number 37 of the IPL 2024. The game will be played at the Maharaja Yadavindra Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali and will start at 7:30 PM IST on April 21st.

Punjab Kings have been below par in the tournament so far. The team has played seven games and lost four of them. Punjab Kings haven’t been that bad as the results show but their inability to seize crunch moments have cost them a few games.

We are almost halfway into the tournament and barring Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma, none of the Punjab Kings players has delivered a consistent show.  PBKS will be aware that they need to string together a few wins in coming matches to stay alive in the race. A couple of defeats and their campaign can well be over way before expected. 

Meanwhile, GT have also been ordinary. They have played seven games, winning thee and losing four. They suffered a massive defeat to DC in the last game after they were bowled out for a mere 89 and DC chased the target in 9 overs. The coming game thus becomes very important for both sides.

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

PBKS vs GT Match Toss Prediction

Defending here could be tough. In the last game, MI almost conceded a defeat after scoring 192 thus captain winning the toss should bowl first.

PBKS vs GT Pitch Report

The wicket at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Stadium is good to bat but pacers with the new ball can also be effective as ball tends to move around a bit. However, this has been a high scoring venue, with an average score of around 180 in IPL 2024.

Chandigarh Weather Report

The temperature will be around mid-20s during the evening, making it pleasant conditions for cricket. A humidty of 33 per cent and wind speed of 16 km/h is expected. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Indian Premier League 2024

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Shikhar Dhawan missed the last game due to injury but is very close to making a return to the playing XI. However, he is likely to be on the sidelines till the team’s next away game against KKR. In the absence of Dhawan, Sam Curran will continue as captain against GT. Also, Jonny Bairstow was dropped from the playing XI in previous game while Liam Livingstone made a return. Livingstone has been equally poor thus Sikandar Raza could return to the team.

PBKS Key Players

  • Prabhsimran Singh- Prabhsimran Singh will be one of the mainstays of the PBKS lineup in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan. The batter showed great form last year but hasn’t quite hit the strides yet in IPL 2024. However, he is not short on quality and is very capable to turn out to be a match winner for PBKS.
  • Ashutosh Sharma- Ashutosh Sharma has been the best PBKS batter so far. Coming as an impact player, he has provided a strong finish to PBKS innings. In the last game against MI, he almost helped PBKS pull off a miraculous win after he scored 61 in 28 balls in a chase of 193. PBKS were 111-7 and it looked like the team would suffer a big defeat but Sharma turned the game on his head. PBKS only lost the game by nine runs.
  • Shashank Singh- Shashank Singh has also been very impressive. Along with Sharma, he also played a handy innings of 41 against MI. He too has been mighty impressive, scoring 187 runs in 7 innings at a strike rate of 180.
  • Kagiso Rabada- Rabada has been one of the bright spots for PBKS. He has taken 10 wickets in seven games for the team; however, he has lacked support from the other end.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Singh, V Kaverappa, Nathan Elli

Harpreet Singh was used as an impact player in last game but he failed to make a big impact. However, he should get another shot. We also think Rahul Chahar can be picked if PBKS need a bowler.

PBKS Team Form

PBKS have lost quite a few close games this season. They have played seven games, winning just two and losing five.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sikandar Raza, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

GT Team News & Playing 11

GT Team News

Despite an ordinary effort in the last game, we don’t see a lot of changes in the GT playing XI. We are surprised by the exclusion of Josh Little from the GT playing XI as he was very successful while playing for them in last two seasons. He could replace Spencer Johnson. Other than him, any change looks unlikely.

GT Key Players

  • Shubman Gill- Lack of runs from Shubman Gill has hurt the team. The GT skipper has played a couple of good innings of 89 and 72 but GT need a lot more runs than a few good knocks here and there. Gill will be aware it is time for him to stand up and deliver for the side else their campaign will be over soon.
  • Sai Sudharsan- Sai Sudharshan has been the most consistent batter for the GT. He has scored 238 runs and looked good in patches, however, he is yet to play a real match winning knock. Also, his strike rate has been in question.
  • David Miller- Miller was the cornerstone of GT’s juggernaut in last two seasons but he has hardly made an impact this season. However, he has only played 4 games so far. We are expecting a good show from Miller any time soon as a class player like him can’t be kept quiet for long.
  • Rashid Khan- With 7 wickets in 7 games at an economy of 8, Rashid Khan has not been at his best in IPL 2024. However, one can’t deny the fact that he is one of the main pillars of the GT team. Rashid Khan has made vital contributions with the bat down the order but GT need him to find his bowling form as soon as possible.

GT Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Shahrukh Khan, Manav Suthar, Darshan Nalkande, Sharath Br, Sai Kishore

Shahrukh Khan hasn’t made much of an impact but we don’t think GT will look beyond him as an impact player given his brute power and ability to add those extra 20- 30 runs to the original total.

GT Team Form

Gujarat Titans have played seven games, winning three and losing four matches.

GT Predicted Playing 11

Shubman Gill (c), Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Spencer Johnson

PBKS vs GT Head to Head

The two teams have played four matches against each other, with both sides winning two games apiece.

PBKS vs GT Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played PBKS Won GT Won Tie NR
Overall 4 2 2 0 0
Last 5 4 2 2 0 0

PBKS vs GT Betting Odds

The betting sites are backing Gujarat Titans as favourites, with odds of 1.72. GT are a better team on paper and deserve the favourites tag.

Who will win the Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans T20 Match?

We suggest backing Titans to win. While both teams have been poor, GT are a much more balanced team than PBKS. The team has quality batters and an equally potent bowling attack. It is just about the players executing the plans a lot better than they have done. GT are not short on quality thus should emerge victorious.

🏆 PBKS vs GT Prediction

We are backing Gujarat Titans to win. The Shubman Gill-led side has not played their best cricket but they are far more superior side than PBKS, who too have been poor. For PBKS, only Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma have performed with the bat while Kagiso Rabada has done well with the ball. You can’t win games when only three players are doing well. This is one of the major reasons why PBKS have failed to get over the line despite getting close to a win in many games. For us, GT are favourites to win.

Gujarat Titans to beat Punjab Kings

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