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Gujarat Titans Clashes Punjab Kings: Hardik Can Be The Game Changer, GT vs PBKS, IPL 2022

Gujarat Titans Clashes Punjab Kings: Hardik Can Be The Game Changer, GT vs PBKS, IPL 2022

GT vs PBKS, Brabourne Stadium. Gujarat Titans won two matches they played so far. While Punjab Kings lost one of three matches played so far. PBKS has all the firepower in the batting department. On the other hand, GT has all their firepower in their bowling department. This clash will be an exciting matchup of the bowler of GT vs batters of PBKS.

GT must do batting order reshuffling to make the middle-order reliable. Vijay Shankar is not the ideal batter for the number 3 position. At the same time, David Miller’s services should not be wasted at 5 or 6. Hardik Pandya has shown his ability to stay on the crease and make runs in contrast with his reputation as a hard-hitting batter. Matthew Wade can be dangerous to any bowling attack on any given day. However, S Gill was troubled against Rahul Chahar in the past. PBKS likely introduces Chahar early in the powerplay. GT’s strength lies in their bowling. With Ferguson, Shami, and Rashid Khan performing very well with their roles, Hardik Pandya is also a danger to the PBKS top order.

PBKS has potential batting depth up to the number 8 position, which reflects in their previous match scorecards. Rabada now has more responsibilities to bowl in the powerplay and the death. Arshdeep is performing as a supporting bowler and a lead bowler when needed. The PBKS top order is vulnerable to Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya now that Pandya is opening the bowling for GT. Rahul Chahar will be a crucial bowler for PBKS, as he is in terrific form and has excellent stats against GT batters. Bairstow is available for selection, but it will be a tough call for the PBKS team management to replace B Rajapaksa. Both are similar batters, but Bairstow has experience facing Rashid, and he can keep the wickets.

At Brabourne Stadium:

Matches Won Lost
PBKS 1 0 1
GT 0 0 0

H2H Player Stats vs PBKS:

M I R 100s 50s 30s Avg. SR
S Gill 8 7 225 0 3 0 56.25 130.81
H Pandya 11 11 210 0 0 4 26.25 168.00
W Saha 11 9 167 0 1 1 23.86 115.17
R Tewatia 8 6 106 0 1 0 17.67 130.86
V Shankar 5 4 72 0 0 0 24.00 101.41

 

M I W ER
R Khan 10 10 18 5.83
V Aaron 9 9 6 8.14
R Tewatia 8 8 4 8.29
M Shami 5 5 3 10.29
H Pandya 11 6 3 12.05
L Ferguson 2 2 2 9.45
V Shankar 5 1 0 6.00

Venue Stats:

(Overall T20 stats)

M I R 100s 50s 30s Avg. SR
S Dhawan 6 6 197 0 3 0 32.83 135.86
G Mann 2 2 74 0 1 0 74.00 129.82

 

M I W ER
P Sangwan 2 2 3 8.00

 

Probable Playing 11:

J Bairstow is available for selection.

PBKS: S Dhawan, M Agarwal (C), B Rajapaksa, L Livingstone, S Khan, J Sharma (WK), O Smith, A Singh, K Rabada, R Chahar, V Arora
Unavailable:

GT: S Gill, M Wade (WK), D Miller, H Pandya (C), A Manohar, R Tewatia, V Shankar, R Khan, M Shami, L Ferguson, V Aaron/P Sangwan
Unavailable: J Roy, A Joseph

Fantasy Picks:

WK – M Wade
Batters – S Dhawan, S Gill, D Miller, B Rajapaksa/M Agarwal
AR – H Pandya, L Livingstone
Bowlers – R Khan, M Shami, R Chahar, K Rabada

Punt picks – D Miller, V Shankar,  L Ferguson, A Singh

Common C/VC – S Gill, S Dhawan, M Agarwal, M Shami

Punt C/VC – R Khan, H Pandya, D Miller, R Chahar

GT Batters vs PBKS Bowlers:

S Gill:
vs K Rabada – 1W
vs R Chahar – 2W
vs A Singh – 1W

M Wade:
vs K Rabada – 1W
vs Livingstone – 1W

H Pandya:
vs Rabada – 2W
vs A Singh – 1W

D Miller:
vs Rabada – 1W

R Tewatia:
vs Rabada – 2W

W Saha:
vs Rabada – 1W

V Shankar:
vs A Singh – 1W
vs Rabada – 1W

PBKS Batters vs GT Bowlers:

M Agarwal:
vs R Khan – 1W
vs H Pandya – 1W
vs Tewatia – 1W

S Dhawan:
vs Ferguson – 3W
vs H Pandya – 1W
vs R Khan – 3W
vs V Aaron – 1W

L Livingstone:
vs Ferguson – 1W
vs R Khan – 3W

J Bairstow:
vs H Pandya – 1W

Interesting Records:

  • Rashid Khan has ER of just 5.83 while playing against PBKS.
  • Rashid Khan dismissed Dhawan and Livingstone 3 times each.
  • Gill averages 56.25 in 7 innings against PBKS.