IPL 2023: Punjab Kings Vs Gujarat Titans, 18th match
Will Hardik Pandaya play?, Pitch Report, Playing 11
The 18th Match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2023, will be played between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on 13th April. Punjab Kings after winning their first 2 games lost their previous match as their batting was very bad, In the first innings Punjab Kings scored 143 runs and for these runs all the credit goes to their skipper Shikhar Dhawan who was brilliant and fought like a lone warrior and missed a well deserved century by just 1 run as he was unbeaten at the score of 99 runs. To defend such a below average score was difficult for their Bowlers and because of which Punjab Kings lost the match but for them there is good news that Liam Livingston is expected to play and probably Kagiso Rabada will also play from now on, so it's a big boost for Punjab Kings and there team looks even more well settled. On the other hand Gujarat Titans got to taste their own approach, as last season we have seen how they were pulling games in the last over and winning the match from nowhere the same happened to them in last match as they were too close to win the match as after scoring 204 runs, in the second innings Rashid Khan changed the momentum in the favor of Gujarat Titans by taking a brilliant hat-trick and in the last over 29 runs were needed but Rinku Singh had other plans as his magnificent knock stole game from Gujarat Titans. For Gujarat Titans good news is that Hardik Pandya is expected to return after missing the previous match.
MATCH DETAILS :
Punjab Kings Vs Gujarat Titans:
Date: 13th April 2023, Thursday
Time: 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.
Live Streaming Platform: Star Sports and Jio Cinema (for online streaming).
PITCH REPORT :
The Mohali pitch was as expected good for batting in the previous match which was played here and that was a day game, so under the lights the pitch will be more batters friendly but fast bowlers are always in game on this surface. Teams will be looking to bowl first and later on chase the target.
POSSIBLE PLAYING 11:
Shikhar Dhawan(C), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada.
Hardik Pandya(C), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD :
Total Matches Played: 2
Punjab Kings: 1
Gujarat Titans: 1
No Result : 0