PBKS vs GT IPL Prediction 13 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
- Date: 2023-04-13
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Punjab Kings are set to host the defending champions Gujarat Titans in Match 18 of the Indian Premier League on Thursday at the PCA Stadium.
- Both sides are coming off losses, with the Punjab Kings losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Titans going down against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
- The Kings are currently sitting 6th in the points table, while the Titans sit 4th, with both teams recording two wins each.
- Gujarat and Punjab won a game each from their two encounters last season.
PBKS vs GT – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date: April 13th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
PBKS vs GT – IPL – Team Previews
The upcoming match will be crucial for the Punjab Kings, who have had a mixed start to their season. While they began with a win against Kolkata Knight Riders, they only just managed to beat the Rajasthan Royals. In their third game, captain Shikhar Dhawan’s valiant effort of remaining unbeaten on 99 was not enough as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Kings will look to bounce back quickly and maintain their momentum, which has been largely due to the excellent form of captain Shikhar Dhawan, who currently holds the Orange Cap. However, Dhawan may face a challenge against Titans’ spinner Rashid Khan, having been dismissed four times by him in seven innings.
The Kings may also make some changes to their lineup, with the possibility of Livingstone joining the squad and Rabada being drafted in. If Bhanuka Rajapaksa is available, he could replace Sikandar Raza in the team.
In the previous game, Gujarat Titans suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders in what was one of the most remarkable finishes in IPL history. Despite Rashid Khan’s hat-trick that left KKR needing 39 runs from eight balls, Rinku Singh hit five consecutive sixes to secure a three-wicket win for his team.
The loss highlighted the Titans’ weaknesses in their bowling attack, which failed to provide adequate support to the stand-in captain Rashid Khan. Although Gujarat boasts a strong batting lineup, they will need to improve their bowling performance if they hope to secure a win in the upcoming match.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who missed the last game due to illness, is expected to return and provide a much-needed balance to the playing XI with his batting and bowling skills, as well as his experience.
PBKS vs GT – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Punjab Kings: S Dhawan (Cap), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Matt Short, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, S Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Rathee, Harpreet Brar, R Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, W Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (Cap), D Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid-Khan, Mohd Shami, Yash Dayal, A Joseph
PBKS vs GT – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
A high-scoring match is expected at the IS Bindra Stadium, with the wicket favouring the batsmen. It would be advisable for the captain who wins the toss to opt to field first and a total of over 210 runs would be considered a good score in these conditions.
PBKS vs GT – IPL – Win Prediction
Gujarat’s loss in the last game might just be a blip and they will get back to winning ways against the Punjab Kings.