Punjab Kings(PBKS) are set to collide with the Gujarat Titans(GT) in Match 16 of Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
PBKS have won 2 out of 3 matches and find themselves in the 4th position in the points tally. The only loss has come against Kolkata Knight Riders. PBKS defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the previous match by 54 runs.
The Mayank Agarwal-led side has been very aggressive in their batting approach right from the onset of the campaign and it has worked out well for them. However, they will need their skipper to fire at the top who hasn’t had the big score yet with the bat this season.
Rahul Chahar has been the star of the side who has taken six wickets already in the three outings in this edition and he has bowled beautifully so far. The leg spinner finished with 3 for 25 in his four-over spell in the previous game against Chennai Super Kings.
Gujarat Titans are playing their maiden IPL season and they are having a great start. They have been the only franchise to be unbeaten so far in this edition with two wins in two games. They have impressed the fans so far in the cash-rich tournament.
Hardik Pandya‘s bowling fitness has turned out to be one of the major factors behind Gujarat’s success, and he has led his side quite well. They had started their campaign by defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 5 wickets and followed it with a win over Delhi Capitals by 14 runs.
WAGING ODDS: PBKS (1.85) VS GT (1.95)
PBKS are the favorites and are priced at 1.85, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹185.
GT are the underdogs and priced at 1.95, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹195.
It has been a pretty good wicket to bat. The captain winning the toss will still consider bowling first as chasing the total has been relatively easier when compared to putting up a big score on the board in the tournament. The Punjab Kings will have a slight advantage over the Gujarat Titans having played at the same ground in their previous game.
Prediction: Punjab Kings to win the match.