PBKS vs GT, 16th Match IPL 2022: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch & Weather Report

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On Friday (April 8), Punjab Kings will face Gujarat Titans in an IPL 2022 encounter at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, with both teams looking to advance in the points table. Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings in their most recent match and are now ranked fourth on the table with a superior net run rate. Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, are in third place with four points and will aim to make it three wins in a row to stay in the top four contenders.

Pitch and Weather Report

The Brabourne is overall favorable for batting and is best suited for pacers than spinners. Average runs scored on this venue is 186 and have 60% chances of winning if batting first. Weather will be normal with few clouds and average temperature at 30.45°C.

Venue Stats (IPL)

Total Matches 14
Matches Won Batting First 7
Matches Won Bowling First 7
Average 1st Innings Scores 180
Highest Total Record 212
Lowest Total Record 115

Top 2 Wicket Keeper Pick

1) Matthew Wade – He is a left hand wicket keeper batsman. He scored 30 runs against LSG and took 3 catches against DC.

Matches – 176

Runs – 3433

Highest Score – 130*

Average – 26.83

2) Johnny Bairstow – Jonny Bairstow might make his long-awaited debut for PBKS in this match. The arrival of the right-hand batter is surely going to strengthen PBKS’ batting unit. The franchise would be expecting Bairstow to bring the same level of destruction that his fellow countryman Jos Buttler has brought for the Rajasthan Royals.

Matches – 166

Runs – 3905

Highest Score – 114

Average – 30.74

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1). Shikhar Dhawan – He is a left handed batter and he will be opening for PBKS. Shikhar Dhawan has been instrumental in PBKS’s two tournament victories. Dhawan scored 43 points on 29 deliveries in his first game for the franchise. He scored 33 runs off 24 deliveries in the last encounter against CSK.

Matches – 306

Runs – 8876

Highest Score – 106*

Average – 32.47

2) Mayank Agarwal – He is a right hand batter and will be captaining PBKS. He hasn’t been in good form in the last two matches and he will surely look to improve it. He can be in our fantasy 11.

Matches – 167

Runs – 3954

Highest Score- 111

Average- 26.18

3) Shubhman Gill – Shubman Gill was removed for a duck in the very first over of the opening game against LSG. In the second game, he came back with a vengeance and demonstrated why he is considered India’s next great thing in cricket. Gill scored 84 runs off 46 deliveries against DC, including six fours and four sixes.

Matches – 75

Runs – 1918

Highest Score – 84

Average – 31.96

4) David Miller – He is a middle order, hard hitter and left handed batter. He amassed 50 runs till now in his last two matches.

Matches – 363

Runs – 7918

Highest Score- 120*

Average- 35.34

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Rashid Khan – He is a legbreak googly bowler. He is consistent in taking at least one wicket in most of his previous matches

Matches – 313

Wickets – 437

Economy – 6.35

2) Rahul Chahar – His bowling style is Legbreak googly. His recent matches have been impressive as he took 6 wickets so far in this tournament

Matches – 74

Wickets – 90

Economy – 7.24

3) Mohammad Shami – In his first game for GT, Mohammad Shami was named player of the match. He took three wickets in four overs and conceded only 25 runs. Shami took two wickets for 30 runs in two overs in the second game.

Matches – 119

Wickets – 141

Economy – 8.29

4) Kagiso Rabada – Kagiso Rabada has bowled three overs in both of his appearances and has taken two wickets. Rabada might be crucial to the team’s success in this game with the ball.

Matches – 137

Wickets – 182

Economy – 7.89

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Liam Livingstone – In the previous encounter against CSK, Liam Livingstone was at his best, winning the player of the match award for his all-round performance. With the bat, he scored 60 runs in 32 balls, hitting five fours and five sixes. With the bat, he took two wickets in three overs and conceded only 25 runs.

Matches – 170

Runs – 4208

Highest Score – 103*

Average- 28.62

Wickets – 71

Economy – 7.99

2) Hardik Pandya – Hardik Pandya has been accumulating runs for GT while batting at number four. In both matches, he has bowled four overs and appears to be in excellent form. In this encounter, Pandya might be a significant player for his team.

Matches – 177

Runs – 2861

Highest Score – 91

Average – 27.50

Wickets – 111

Economy – 8.15

Predicted Playing 11

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

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Poll Winning Percentage

PBKS – 44%

GT – 56%

Source- www.cricket.com