Punjab Kings Vs Gujarat Titans : IPL 2024

Punjab Kings Vs Gujarat Titans


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Punjab Kings Vs Gujarat Titans : Can the Punjab Kings withstand the Gujarat Titans’ challenge to maintain their chances of making the playoffs?
  • Ashutosh Sharma (156 from 4 at 205 SR) and Shashank Singh (187 runs from 7 innings at 180 SR) have delivered outstanding match-turning contributions down the order when most of the batting group failed.
  • The majority of the GT batting group’s runs have been scored by Shubman Gill (263 runs from 7 innings) and Sai Sudarshan (238 runs from 7 innings); Rahul Tewatia is the only other batter to reach the 100 mark.
  • Punjab Kings has only been on the winning side once in the four closely contested games at Mullanpur. They’ve done admirably to continue the competition till the last ball.
Tournament: Indian Premier League, 2024
Venue:Maharaja Yadavindra Singh Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh, India
Toss Prediction:To Bowl
Match Details :37th Match ( 21st April 2024, 7.30 Pm IST)

Punjab Kings Vs Gujarat Titans


Considering where the Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings are in the points standings, this game really seems like a make-or-break affair. Sitting atop the table, these clubs have only achieved two victories (in Punjab) and three in Gujarat out of their first seven games.

Regaining this place and continuing on to make the playoffs will be a difficult job. Both sides have performed really poorly and have frequently fallen short when it comes to using the ball and the bat.

The entire game has not been able to be produced. Gujarat is obviously missing the team spirit and collaborative nature that they had in earlier seasons.

Punjab is also unable to play to its full capacity despite having a team with an amazing bench strength. After four meetings, the all-time head-to-head record between these clubs is 2-2.

Who will win this match and pull away to seize the lead?

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Punjab Kings :

The top order in particular has let the Punjab Kings batting group down in the opening half of the competition. Kings needed a new opening duo since Dhawan was sidelined by a shoulder ailment and Bairstow was terribly inconsistent.

In the previous game, they tested Atharva Taide, but the ruse failed. The player who replaced Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, also failed to improve his reputation in the season’s opening game. Liam Livingstone had another underwhelming at-bat.

And the task of clearing up fell back to Ashutosh Sharma and Shashank Singh. And they complied. Given how well their wafer-thin top and middle order are playing, they can’t afford to take it easy. The two have been excellent at scoring runs in the late order.

Punjab Kings are not benefiting at all from Arshdeep Singh’s inconsistent bowling. Arshdeep and Rabada are bowling under duress as Harshal Patel and Sam Curran aren’t doing anything to stop rival batting or take wickets. And their erratic performance shows it. While Harpreet Brar is exerting some control in the middle overs, he still has a significant obstacle to surmount in terms of wickets.

Punjab Kings Playing XI:

Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (capt), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh. Impact Sub: Harpreet Singh.

Gujarat Titans :

The dismal 89 runs that Gujarat Titans scored against DC this season serve as a stark reminder of how awful they have been at the bat this season.

With the exception of Gill and Sudarshan, none of the other hitters has demonstrated consistent bat-related contribution. Tewatia has amassed an estimated 110 runs thus far, while the other players have failed to achieve more than 99 runs. The competition is halfway over, but batsmen like David Miller, who was in excellent form the previous year, and Vijay Shankar have been dreadfully out of form.

They have continuously changed their starting lineup, but sadly, none of their tactics—trying Williamson in place of Omarzai, Abhinav Manohar in place of Saha, and Shahrukh Khan as an impact player—have proven effective.

Their attempts to work with the bowling group have also been fruitless. Mohit Sharma is still bowling within himself, despite his respectable eight wicket haul. Since returning to the team after a back ailment, Rashid Khan doesn’t appear to be a very dangerous player. Although Noor Ahmad has shown promise in the little opportunities he has had so far, it is still unclear why he does not start in the starting lineup.

Their plan to replace Umesh Yadav with Sandeep Warrier flopped. Apart from Mohit and Rashid, Umesh was the only bowler to have taken at least five wickets. The Gujarat Titans have made some odd choices this season, but they still have seven games left to do things right and still have a chance to win this campaign

Gujarat Titans Playing XI:

Shubman Gill (capt), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Spencer Johnson, Sandeep Warrier. Impact Sub: Shahrukh Khan.

Pitch & Weather Conditions:

Weather :

The scores on these decks range from 150 to 190, so they’re not very batting-friendly. Teams have found it difficult to reach a total of more than 200, and each time they have attempted to do so, they have faltered in the midst and have been forced to accept less.

Pitch Report:

The Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur is the site of this match. Punjab Kings will be hoping to end their season at this location with a victory after winning only one of their last four games here. The final four games played here have all been too close to call, with the winning clubs barely emerging. The day is supposed to be full of brightness, but at night, we anticipate some chilly temperatures.

Toss: To Ball

It’s easy to see the pattern. The captain who wins the toss has decided to bat only second. In a few instances, choosing to pursue rather than to bat first—SRH and MI—has been unproductive as the latter side has successfully protected its total. The decision was made in an attempt to take advantage of the dewy circumstances.

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