Today IPL match prediction: Unbeaten Gujarat Titans will be aiming to continue their good start in the Tata IPL 2022 when they face off Punjab Kings tonight at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Led by Hardik Pandya, the Titans have won both their opening games convincingly and are sitting fourth in the table. They have one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament and it will be interesting to watch how Punjab Kings’ batter tackle the challenge. Punjab Kings, on the opposite, have one of the destructive batting units in the tournament and announced themselves in style when they chased down 200+ target in the opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In three games, the Kings have secured two wins and are coming into this fixture on the back of 54 runs victory over defending champions Chennai Super Kings.
Match 16, Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans
Indian Premier League 2022
08 April, 7:30 PM IST
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai is the highest-scoring venue in the ongoing tournament. The dew will play a crucial role as the venue saw Chennai failing to defend 210 runs target earlier however Punjab Kings managed to defend 180 runs total after the anti-dew chemical was used.
Last result at the venue: Punjab Kings (180/8) beat Chennai Super Kings (126) by 54 runs
Related: Most Runs in IPL
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Shikhar Dhawan Stats in IPL
Punjab Kings’ top order has started well in all three games this season and Shikhar Dhawan has played a key role in that. In three innings he has hit two thirties and will be looking to score big in this game.
|Innings||Runs||Strike Rate||Best||In IPL 2021||Last 5 IPL innings|
|194||5876||126.77||106*||587 runs from 16 innings||7, 36, 43, 16, 33|
Rahul Chahar Stats in IPL
With 6 wickets in 3 games, Rahul Chahar is a key bowler for Punjab Kings this season and will be crucial in the middle overs again. He has conceded just one four and one six in three games played so far.
|Matches||Wickets||Economy||Best||In IPL 2021||Last 5 IPL matches|
|45||49||7.26||4/27||13 wickets from 11 matches||2/33, 0/32, 1/22, 2/13, 3/25|
Abhinav Manohar/Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Hardik Pandya Stats in IPL
Gujarat skipper has looked in good rhythm in all three games so far. He has been bowling his quota of 4 overs and has also looked in good touch with the bat.
|Matches||Runs||Wickets||vs PBKS||In IPL 2021||Last 5 IPL innings|
|94||1540||43||210 runs & 3 wickets from 11 matches||127 runs from 9 innings||17, 5, 10, 31 & 0/37, 33 & 1/22|
Mohd Shami Stats in IPL
Shami has picked five wickets in two games so far and is a key wicket-taker for Gujarat and will be a valuable pick in your fantasy team.
|Matches||Wickets||Economy||vs PBKS||In IPL 2021||Last 5 IPL matches|
|79||84||8.58||3 wickets from 5 matches||19 wickets from 14 matches||1/23, 3/39, 1/22, 3/25, 2/30|
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For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya
For Grand League: M Shami, Rahul Chahar
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