Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans match prediction: GT to win
  • Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans toss prediction: GT to win the toss and field first

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans prediction

  • PBKS vs GT date and time: April 21, 7:30 PM IST
  • PBKS vs GT venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh

PBKS vs GT head-to-head

PBKS vs GT match preview

Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Gujarat Titans (GT) will cross swords in the 37th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh will host the contest.

The Kings are currently languishing at ninth in the table with 4 points and a net run rate of -0.251 courtesy of wins in 2 out of 7 games. The Titans are placed above them with 6 points thanks to victories in 3 out of 7 games.

GT and PBKS have faced each other 4 times in the IPL. Both teams have won 2 matches apiece. In their previous meeting earlier this month, PBKS beat GT at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad after Shashank Singh’s unbeaten half-century. Punjab chased down a mammoth target of 200.

The upcoming PBKS vs GT prediction will depend on bowlers from which team are able to perform better since a high-scoring game is expected.

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans IPL 2024 prediction: PBKS vs GT
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Punjab Kings

Punjab have run oppositions close, but have stuttered at finishing hurdles. It is the reason why they have lost several close matches in the tournament until now. They will go into the game after losing to the Mumbai Indians (MI) by 9 runs. Ashutosh Sharma racked up a masterful half-century, but once he got out, PBKS could not go past the finish line.

Their regular captain Shikhar Dhawan has been out of the team and his absence has not helped Punjab by any stretch of the imagination.

The PBKS vs GT prediction will depend on how the Punjab team manage to hold their nerve under pressure.

Punjab Kings Possible 11: Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans have struggled thus far in the tournament. Among all the teams, GT have the worst net run rate of -1.303. They will go into their next match after losing to the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 6 wickets. After being sent in to bat first, their batters floundered as GT got bowled out for 89 in 17.3 overs.

Rashid Khan’s 31-run knock salvaged some pride for them. GT romped home at a canter after chasing down the target in 8.5 overs. Sandeep Warrier got 2 wickets for the Titans, but leaked runs at an economy rate of 13.33.

The outcome of the PBKS vs GT prediction will depend on how the Titans managed to recover from their loss to the Capitals.

Gujarat Titans Possible 11: Shubman Gill (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Spencer Johnson, Sandeep Warrier

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch in Mullanpur is expected to be an excellent one for the batters. Teams need to score in the range of 190-200 to have a good chance of winning the match. Bowlers need to work hard while batters can play their shots on the up.

There is no chance of rain for the time being. Playing conditions will be pleasant with temperatures around 29 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be ideal with numbers in the 20s. Wind gusts of 19 km/h will make it more comfortable for the players on the ground.

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PBKS vs GT Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS vs GT Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Wriddhiman Saha
  • Batter(s): Shashank Singh, Shubman Gill, Ashutosh Sharma, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller
  • All-rounder(s): Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran
  • Bowler(s): Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan
  • Recommended captain: Sam Curran
  • Recommended vice-captain: Shubman Gill

We have picked Sam Curran as our skipper because of the skills he has both as a batter and bowler. Curran bowls his full quota of 4 overs and bats in the top order. Hence, among all the other players, he will have the best chance of making an impact on the game. In 7 games, he has scored 132 runs at an average of 18.85 with a top score of 63. The left-arm pacer has also accounted for 10 scalps at an economy rate of 8.77.

Shubman Gill has been a key figure for the Titans in their top order and is also their leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament. In 7 matches, the opening batter has scored 263 runs at an average of 43.83 and a strike-rate of 151.14 with 2 fifties and a top score of 89 not out.

PBKS vs GT match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win

As per the PBKS vs GT match prediction, the Titans will have the last laugh in Mullanpur. They lost to Punjab in Ahmedabad, and would now be keen to make amends in their opponent’s backyard.

PBKS vs GT toss prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the toss and field first

As per the PBKS vs GT toss prediction, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss. Chasing teams will fancy themselves even if the required run rate goes up to 14-15 in the last 4-5 overs.

Player of the Match prediction: Shubman Gill  

Shubman Gill has every chance of winning the Player of the Match award. He started the tournament slowly before finding his feet. He scored an unbeaten 89 when the two teams last met at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Hence, he is one of the contenders to win the Player of the Match award. The likes of Rashid Khan and Sai Sudharsan can also make a big impact in the game.

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans betting odds

  • Punjab Kings odds: 1.786
  • Gujarat Titans odds: 2.060

The PBKS vs GT betting odds are in favour of the Titans. Although they lost the previous game, the bookmakers feel that the Titans will stage a comeback.