The much-awaited IPL 2023 season is finally upon us, and fans all over the world are gearing up for another exciting edition of the tournament. Match 18 of the season will see Punjab Kings take on Gujarat Titans in what promises to be an enthralling encounter. Both teams have made some significant changes to their squads this year, and it remains to be seen how they will fare against each other in tonight’s match between PBKS vs GT.
As we look ahead to this thrilling contest, CrickPe has come up with its prediction for the match. According to our experts, Punjab Kings have a slight edge over Gujarat Titans going into this game. The team has made some shrewd acquisitions in the off-season and boasts of a well-rounded squad that can compete with any team in the competition.
However, Gujarat Titans cannot be underestimated either.
Details of the PBKS vs GT match
Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 18, IPL 2023
- The venue is the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, which is the home ground of the Punjab Cricket Association
- Date & Time: Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM IST
- Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
PBKS vs GT Pitch Report
A high-scoring match is expected at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium due to the wicket, which favors batters. Any total exceeding 210 will be considered a good score if the captain wins the toss and elects to bowl first.
PBKS vs GT Probable Playing XIs
Punjab Kings (PBKS):
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Gujarat Titans (GT):
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Probable Best Performers: PBKS vs GT
Shikhar Dhawan: A total of 225 runs have been scored by PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan in three matches so far in IPL 2023. The middle-order batters need to support him right now since he is in brilliant form. In the match against Gujarat, he will play a very significant role and can ultimately determine the outcome
Probable best bowler
Rashid Khan: A magnificent hat trick by Rashid Khan in the last match completely changed the complexion of the match. Rashid looked impressive despite GT’s loss, and if he continues in this manner, PBKS’ batters may struggle.
It should be noted that this prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. Be sure to consider the points mentioned while making your prediction, and make your own judgment.