PBKS vs GT prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss – 13/04/2023
- Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win
- Toss prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win the toss and field first
Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Gujarat Titans (GT) will lock horns in Match No.18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The game will take place on Thursday, April 13 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Read our in-depth IPL prediction, as our experts offer up their PBKS vs GT predictions ahead of this match
- Date and time: April 13, 7:30 PM IST
- Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans match preview
Punjab Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, began their IPL 2023 journey with two wins on the trot. After beating the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven runs (DLS), they beat Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) by five runs. On Monday, the Kings tasted their first defeat after losing to Aiden Markram’s Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets.
Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 99 off 66 balls, but his efforts went in vain. Dhawan also put on 55 runs for the 10th wicket along with Mohit Rathee, helping PBSK post a decent score of 143 for nine on the board. Dhawan also became only the fourth batter to remain stranded on 99 in an IPL match.
PBKS gave themselves a chance after Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar dismissed Harry Brook and Mayank Agarwal early. But Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi’s unbeaten 100-run stand took the match away from them. Dhawan, however, won the Player of the Match award, despite finishing on the losing side.
PBKS possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
The Titans had every chance of starting their campaign with three wins on the trot. But that wasn’t the case as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) handed them a three-wicket defeat at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Rashid Khan became the first bowler to pick up a hat-trick in IPL 2023, but his efforts went in vain.
With KKR needing 28 runs off the last five balls, Rinku Singh went berserk and hit fast bowler Yash Dayal for five sixes in a row. After being asked to chase down 205, KKR romped home off the last ball.
Vijay Shankar was a massive positive for the Titans after he scored an unbeaten 63 runs off 24 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. Sai Sudharsan also carried his form and scored 53 runs off 38 deliveries.
Hardik Pandya missed the last game due to flue and it remains to be seen if he gets fit for the next game. Rashid Khan captained GT against the Knight Riders.
GT possible XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The pitch in Ahmedabad is expected to be an excellent one for batting. Fast bowlers, however, are expected to get some bounce as shown by Alzarri Joseph in the tournament opener. Winning the toss and fielding first should be the way forward. There will be no chance of rain but playing conditions will be very hot.
PBKS vs GT Dream11 prediction
Our PBKS vs GT Dream11 prediction for this match
- Wicketkeeper(s): Wriddhiman Saha, Prabhsimran Singh
- Batter(s): Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan
- All-rounder(s): Vijay Shankar, Sam Curran
- Bowler(s): Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Arshdeep Singh
- Recommended captain: Shikhar Dhawan
- Recommended vice-captain: Rashid Khan
Match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win
The Titans dominated the Knights for 39 overs before Rinku Singh took the match away from them. GT will look to make amends against the Kings, who also faltered in their previous match against the Sunrisers.
Toss prediction: GT to win the toss and field first
The Titans should opt to field first after winning the toss. The pitch in Mohali gets better for batting and under the floodlights, bowlers may find it tough.
Man of the match prediction: Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan has been exceptional for the Titans thus far in the IPL 2023. The leg-spinner has picked up eight wickets from three games at an average of 11.75. The fact that he picked up a hat-trick against the Knight Riders will also keep him in good stead.
- Punjab Kings: 2.008
- Gujarat Titans: 1.805
The bookmakers think that the Titans have a better chance of winning their next game, although Shikhar Dhawan’s PBKS will be playing at home. Both teams will go into the match after losses in their previous contests. The points table is congested in the middle and a victory for either team will be extremely crucial.