PBKS vs GT Dream11 Prediction: Match 18 of IPL 2023 Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Dream11 Team

Published on: Apr 13, 2023 8:00 am IST|Updated on: Apr 13, 2023 5:32 pm IST

PBKS vs GT Dream11

Punjab Kings go head to head against Gujarat Titans in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh on 13th April, Thursday at 7:30 PM IST.

Punjab Kings with two out of two wins came up against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kings were rattled by some brilliant bowling from the Sunrisers bowlers. If it wasn’t for the Punjab skipper’s 99, Punjab Kings would’ve been bundled for somewhere around 50 or may be 60. Dhawan held one end but he kept losing partners, but he ensured they play full quota of 20 overs and took his team to 143 which allowed their bowlers to bowl at something. Hyderabad cruised to victory with close to 3 overs to spare.

Gujarat Titans on the other hand hadn’t put a foot wrong in the tournament until that Rinku Singh’s final over mayhem. Gujarat Titans were up against Kolkata Knight Riders. Titans rode on Vijay Shankar’s blistering knock of 63 to put up 204. Titans were in total control of the run chase except for that Venkatesh Iyer’s brilliant 83 off 40 but once he got out Knight Riders lost their way.

Rinku Singh who was struggling to time the ball hit Josh Little for a six and a boundary to finish the penultimate over. With 29 to get off the final over, Titans thought, this game was in their bag. Yash Dayal came on to bowl and the rest was history. Rinku Singh five sixes in a row to snatch the win out of the jaws of the defeat and Titans were left dumbfounded in the end.

PBKS vs GT Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, 18th Match

13th April, 7:30 PM IST

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

The 18th match of the Indian Premier League between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh on 13th April at 7:30 PM IST.

Where to Watch PBKS vs GT Live?

Indian Premier League will live stream on Jio Cinema app and website in India. The games will also be telecasted on Star Sports channels as well.

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

The pitch at Mohali used to aid the bowlers in recent years but in the last few years or so, it has become a belter for batting. In the first game of the season, Punjab Kings put up a good total batting first, but SRH chased the total with ease.

Bowlers will enjoy bowling on this track during the first innings of the game. Teams batting second have went on to chase big totals. Bowlers will need to bring their variations in a smarter way. Average first innings score is 183 and teams winning the toss usually opt to bowl first and try to restrict the opposition.

Team Form Guide:

PBKS (recent first): LWW
GT (recent first): LWW

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PBKS Playing 11

1. Prabhsimran Singh
2. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
3. Matthew Short
4. Jitesh Sharma (WK)
5. Liam Livingstone/Mohit Rathee
6. Sam Curran
7. M Shahrukh Khan
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Nathan Ellis
11. Arshdeep Singh

  • Punjab Kings were rattled by some professional bowling from SRH bowlers in the previous game.
  • Shikhar Dhawan stood tall and pulled his team back from abyss, scoring a magnificent 99.
  • With Liam Livingstone having joined the PBKS squad, he is likely to replace Mohit Rathee in the playing 11.
  • Rishi Dhawan might be their first-choice impact player against GT.
  • With Bhanuka Rajapaksa still not recovered from injury, Matthew Short will continue to hold his place in the team.

Shikhar Dhawan vs Gujarat Titans

Shikhar Dhawan is the orange cap holder of the season for now. Dhawan has been in top notch form with the bat. He’s leading them by an example now. Dhawan as an opener knows how to build his innings and when to accelerate.

Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Matches, Runs & Average against Gujarat Titans Runs & Averages in IPL IPL performances at Mohali Captain or Vice captain choice
99, 86, 40, 39, 19 2 matches, 97 runs & 116. 87 avg 6469 Runs & 36.14 Average 40, 30, 0*, 77, 25

Arshdeep Singh vs Gujarat Titans

Arshdeep Singh with swinging abilities both ways is lethal at the start of the innings. It is expected that Arshdeep makes early in roads if there is movement both ways.

Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Matches, Wickets and Economy against Gujarat Titans Wickets & Economy in IPL IPL performances at Mohali Captain or Vice captain choice
1-20, 2-47, 3-19, 2-16, 2-7 2 Matches, 1 wicket & 8.00 Economy 41 Wickets & 8.37 Economy 3-19, 0-24, 2-24

GT Playing 11

1. Wriddhiman Saha (WK)
2. Shubman Gill
3. Sai Sudharsan
4. Abhinav Manohar/Hardik Pandya (C)
5. Vijay Shankar
6. David Miller
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Yash Dayal

  • Hardik Pandya had a slight niggle and he couldn’t take part in the last game. He is likely to be back & replace Abhinav Manohar in the playing 11.
  • Yash Dayal was taken for cleaners by Rinku Singh in the last game as he couldn’t defend 29 of the last over. However, GT will look to continue with Dayal against PBKS.
  • Gujarat Titans put up a mammoth total on the board but the last over went haywire and they ended up losing the game.
  • Gujarat Titans can use either of Josh Little or Abhinav Manohar as the impact player.

Rashid Khan vs Punjab Kings

Rashid Khan is a top performer for his side. He has been phenomenal in this season’s IPL for Gujarat. Rashid Khan picked up a hat-trick despite ended up losing the game in the end.

.Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Matches, Wickets and Economy against Punjab Kings Runs, Wickets & Economy in IPL IPL performances at Mohali Captain or Vice captain choice
3-37, 3-31, 2-26 & 10&, 1-31 & 16, 1-16 10 Matches, 18 wickets, 5.45 Economy. 323 runs, 120 wickets, 8.37 Economy 1-20, 1-55, 1-16

Vijay Shankar vs Punjab Kings

Vijay Shankar has been in sublime for Titans this season. Shankar has scored a blistering 63 off just 24 deliveries in the last game that helped Titans to power themselves over 204.

Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Matches, Runs & Average against Punjab Kings Runs & Average in IPL IPL performances at Mohali Captain or Vice captain choice
63, 29, 27, 0, 2 4 Matches, 72 Runs & 24.00 Average 850 Runs & 25.76 Average 26, 13

Who Will win Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans match?

  • Out of the 2 matches played between these two teams, Punjab Kings Royals have won 1 and Gujarat Titans have won once.
  • Punjab Kings were riding high with the first two wins but they crashed against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Gujarat Titans were expected to win the last game but Rinku Singh came out of nowhere to snatch the win for the 23Knight Riders.

According to the Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans today match prediction, Gujarat Titans are expected to get over the line and win this PBKS vs GT Dream11 Prediction.

PBKS vs GT Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keepers: Wriddhiman Saha

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill

All-rounders: Sam Curran, Vijay Shankar

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Nathan Ellis, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph

PBKS vs GT Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Vijay Shankar, Arshdeep Singh

For Grand League: Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan

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