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Series: Indian Premier League 2024

Date & Time: Apr 04, 07:30 PM LOCAL

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

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Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings

The Indian T20 League is in full swing, delivering nail-biting contests at every turn. Brace yourself for another thrilling match as the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad gears up for Match 17 between Gujarat and Punjab. Gujarat has shown promise with two wins and just one loss, while Punjab’s journey has been rocky with two consecutive defeats following their initial triumph.

In their recent showdown, Gujarat displayed dominance by clinching a convincing 7-wicket victory against Hyderabad. Despite missing the services of fiery pacer Mohammed Shami for this year, Gujarat’s bowling unit has held its ground, with new recruit Spencer Johnson catching the eye.

Rashid Khan, recovering from injury, is gradually regaining his form and remains a formidable force on the field. Umesh Yadav and Azmatullah Omarzai have been diligently carrying out their responsibilities, while Mohit Sharma’s wealth of experience has proven invaluable in spearheading Gujarat’s bowling attack with finesse.

He picked a superb three-wicket haul and contained the opposition batters. In their previous outing, Gujarat restricted Hyderabad to a modest total of 162 runs.

The opening duo of Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill has been rock-solid, fortifying Gujarat’s batting lineup. Sai Sudharsan’s consistent performances have earned him the coveted number three spot, contributing a composed innings of 45 runs.

Additionally, David Miller’s quickfire 44 ensured Gujarat’s smooth sail to victory. Meanwhile, Punjab is reeling from two consecutive defeats, prompting a deep introspection into various aspects of their performance.

In their recent encounter against Lucknow, despite a commendable effort from their bowlers, they struggled to contain the opposition after being set a daunting target of 200 runs.

Sam Curran, who has regained his form with both bat and ball and continued to be a pivotal figure, claiming three crucial wickets. Arshdeep Singh maintained his consistency with a couple of wickets as well.

The focus now shifts to Harshal Patel, who faces the challenge of bouncing back after a lackluster performance in the previous game.

Although skipper Shikhar Dhawan along with Jonny Bairstow provided a solid start with a 102-run opening partnership, Punjab faltered as their middle order failed to capitalize on the platform laid by the openers.

Despite a fighting effort from Liam Livingstone, Punjab succumbed to a disappointing 21-run defeat. As they prepare to face Gujarat, Punjab will be looking for stronger contributions from their middle order and a more impactful performance from their spinners to turn the tide in their favor.

Prepare for yet another exhilarating clash as Gujarat seeks to maintain its winning momentum, while Punjab aims for redemption after consecutive losses.

Anticipation mounts as Punjab seeks to stage a comeback in their upcoming challenge against Gujarat, particularly with Gujarat’s formidable record on their home turf.

While the clash is pretty fresh among the two, Gujarat’s dominance over Punjab in their head-to-head record adds an extra layer of intrigue to this contest. Whose side are you on?

GT vs PBKS | 17th Match | Indian Premier League 2024

What to expect: Toss may not be such a big factor as the pitch looks full of runs. The dew, though, will be a big factor and it may not be surprise, if the captain winning the toss chooses to bat.

Head to head: GT 2 – 1 PBKS. The last outing between the sides was won by the Titans in Mohali last season.

Team watch

Gujarat Titans

Injuries/availability: The hosts have no injury worries as such although, as Mohit Sharma said, most players could be carrying niggles.

Probable XI: 

  1. Shubman Gill (C),
  2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk),
  3. Sai Sudharsan,
  4. Azmatullah Omarzai,
  5. David Miller,
  6. Vijay Shankar,
  7. Rahul Tewatia,
  8. Rashid Khan,
  9. Noor Ahmed,
  10. Umesh Yadav,
  11. Darshan Nalkande
  12. [Impact sub: Sai for Mohit Sharma if they bat first, or vice-versa]

Punjab Kings

Injuries/availability: Liam Livingstone could miss the game due to hamstring injury. The rest of the squad is free of fitness concerns

Probable XI: 

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (C),
  2. Jonny Bairstow,
  3. Prabhsimran Singh,
  4. Jitesh Sharma (wk),
  5. Liam Livingstone,
  6. Sam Curran,
  7. Shashank Singh,
  8. Harshal Patel,
  9. Harpeet Brar,
  10. Kagiso Rabada,
  11. Rahul Chahar
  12. [Impact sub: Arshdeep Singh for Prabhsimran if they bat first, or vice-versa]

Did you know?

– Gill has an exceptional record against PBKS hitting five 50s in ten innings.

– Umesh Yadav has won six POTM awards against Punjab Kings – the most by a player against an opponent in the IPL.

– From being a new ball specialist during his peak years with CSK be 2013 and 2015, Mohit Sharma has become a death overs expert for Titans since his comeback last year. In 2013-15 period he bowled 51.4% of his overs in the Powerplay while for Titans 46.6% of his overs have come in the death overs.

What they said:

“It is all about preparation and it is up to the team’s needs. The team suggests your role. Earlier I used to bowl with the new ball. Since last year, I have been asked to bowl with the old ball. I keep searching for options on how I can contribute to the team’s success. Whether I concede 70 or take 4/40, it all depends on preparation,” – Mohit Sharma, GT bowler

“Not really concerned (about bowlers leaking runs). They are top-class players, whether it is Harshal Patel or Rahul Chahar. They have gone through a lot of situations where they have been hit. They will come back very strongly.” – Trevor Gonsalves, PBKS’ assistant bowling coach

Team Squads: GT vs PBKS | 17th Match | Indian Premier League 2024

Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Tanay Thyagarajan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Sikandar Raza, Ashutosh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Darshan Nalkande, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Sharath BR, Manav Suthar, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Jayant Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shahrukh Khan, Joshua Little, Kartik Tyagi, Spencer Johnson, Sushant Mishra