IPL 2022 – Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

Punjab Kings will take on the high flying Gujarat titans in match 16 of the ongoing Indian Premier League. The two teams are on a great run of form, with the Punjab Kings having won two out of their three games and Gujarat Titans currently unbeaten in the league. Hardik Pandya’s Titans, who were criticized for lacking a strategy in he mega auction, seem to have gained some momentum and are currently the only team who are unbeaten. Yes, they have played just the two games, but in both those games, we saw exactly how each department is complementing the other and when one falters, the remainder pitch in. They will be looking to maintain this unbeaten run with a victory over the Punjab Kings.

Speaking of, the Punjab Kings took their time for every signing they made at the mega auction and their planning is starting to bear fruit as they currently find themselves climbing the table with two wins out of the three games that they have played. Some of the players are still struggling with form, but if the eleven can band together and dig deep, the Punjab Kings have a serious chance of progressing deep into the tournament. A win against the Gujarat Titans will serve as a great morale boost for Mayank Agarwal’s squad.

The match is scheduled to take place on the 8th of April, 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.

 

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 – Pitch Report

 

The pitch is likely to stay unchanged from previous tournaments. The hitters have piled up a lot of runs here, and that trend may continue in this game as well. The team that wins the coin toss will undoubtedly try to pursue and continue the tradition that the teams have followed since day one.

 

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 – Probable XI

 

Punjab Kings 

 

Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Odean Smith, Vaibhav Arora, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

 

Gujarat Titans

 

Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Abhinav Manohar, Varun Aaron, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 – Players to Watch

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill was dismissed for a duck in the match’s opening over against LSG. He came back with a vengeance in the second game and demonstrated why he is regarded as India’s next big thing. Gill scored 84 runs off 46 deliveries, including six fours and four sixes. The Punjab Kings have some crafty bowlers in their lineup and Shubman will have to be patient in his approach, target and bowler and rack up the run tally.

Hardik Pandya

The skipper of the Gujarat Titans has been showing glimpses of his old self and it is great to see him bowling his entire quota and even has a wicket to his name. HE has promoted himself to No.4 in the batting order and has been scoring well. Yes, he has returned from a nagging injury, but the way he is improving with every game is a good sign for the Gujarat Titans and the national side as well.

Jonny Bairstow

His availability to the Punjab Kings is going to be a massive boost as he brings in a wealth of experience in the T20 format. Jonny has played for other franchises in the past, and it will be really great to see him hit the ground running. Bhanuka Rajapaksa has done his best behind the stumps, but if Bairstow is available, then swapping the two is the obvious choice.

Rahul Chahar

The exposure that he got in the Mumbai Indians setup is clearly showing as he is one of the highest wicket takers in the tournament so far, with 6 wickets from the three games he has played. The selectors will be looking at potential spin bowling candidates and we are sure that Rahul’s performances will not go unnoticed.

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 – Fantasy Lineup No.1

Wicket Keeper – Jonny Bairstow, Matthew Wade

Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shahrukh Khan

All-Rounders  – Hardik Pandya (vc), Liam Livingstone (c)

Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Lockie Ferguson

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 – Fantasy Lineup No.2

Wicket Keeper – Matthew Wade (c)

Batters – Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Shikhar Dhawan

All-Rounders  – Rahul Tewatia, Odean Smith

Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar (vc), Mohammed Shami

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 16 – Predicted Winner

The Gujarat Titans will enter this match unbeaten, but we expect the Punjab Kings to hand them their first defeat of the season.