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Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2024: Predicted Playing XIs Of Both Teams | Cricket News

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Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2024: Predicted Playing XIs Of Both Teams | Cricket News

Gujarat Titans will take on Punjab Kings in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat on Thursday. Gujarat Titans will look to continue their winning momentum under their new skipper Shubman Gill. The Titans are fifth on the points table with four points after two wins and one defeat. PBKS, on the other hand, finds itself at the eighth position with two points on the points table after one win and two losses.

Ahead of this exciting encounter, let’s take a look at the predicted XIs for both teams.

Gujarat Titans predicted XI

Wriddhiman Saha (wicket keeper)

Chasing 163 in the Titans’ previous match, Wriddhiman Saha got off to a smooth start as he scored 25 runs in 13 balls at a blistering strike rate of 192.31. The right-handed batsman will be keen to convert his starts into big scores in the coming games.

Shubman Gill (captain)

Shubman Gill has looked good as Titans skipper this season. Although he is yet to score a big one, his fast starts at the top of the table have helped his team and needless to say, a big blow from Gill appears to be on the cards.

Sai Sudharsan

With 127 runs to his name in three matches, Sai Sudharsan is the leading run-scorer in the GT camp. He has an average of 42.33 this season and will play a key role for Gujarat against Punjab Kings.

David Miller

David Miller led the Titans to victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad with an unbeaten 44 in his team’s last outing. Miller is an explosive batsman known for his strong finishes and will be keen to make his presence felt against Punjab with his powerful batting.

Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar comes in at number 5 and adds depth to the Gujarat Titans’ batting line-up. He played a key role alongside Miller in the Titans’ seven-wicket win against Hyderabad and Shankar will be hoping to contribute to the team again with both bat and ball.

Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai hasn’t had the best of seasons so far, but the Afghanistan all-rounder is capable of turning things around. A menace with bat and ball, Omarzai will be eyeing an impactful innings as he looks to add to his three heads this season.

Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia’s participation strengthens the team’s all-round capabilities. Known for his explosive batting in the death overs and his useful spin bowling, Tewatia can deliver big performances in both parts of the game.

Rashid Khan

Despite only winning the top prize three times this season, Rashid Khan is a player who cannot be written off. He has taken 142 wickets at an average of 21.06 in 112 IPL games and is more than capable of delivering some big knocks when required.

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav has been an integral part of GT’s bowling attack and is an important addition to their playing XI. His swing variations and ability to strike in the early stages of a match make him a threat to leadoff hitters. So far, Umesh has taken three wickets in three matches.

Noor Ahmad

Afghanistan international Noor Ahmad has picked up just one wicket in IPL 2024 and will be looking to add to that tally soon. He can control the opposition’s scoring rate and has been consistent in maintaining an economy of less than 8 during his IPL career.

Mohit Sharma

With six wickets to his name, Mohit Sharma leads the bowling attack for Gujarat and has impressively filled the boots of the injured Mohammed Shami. Sharma dismantled Hyderabad’s batting line-up in the previous match and will be keen to make his presence felt against PBKS.

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Punjab Kings predicted XI

Shikhar Dhawan (captain)

Shikhar Dhawan will look to start against Gujarat Titans after scoring 70 off 50 balls in his last outing. He has an average of 45.67 with the bat this season and will back himself to beat the GT bowlers.

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow is expected to open alongside Dhawan. He got off to a bright start in Punjab’s previous match against LSG where he scored 42, including three boundaries and as many maximums. The England international has scored 1,350 runs in 42 IPL matches so far with nine fifties and hundreds.

Prabhsimran Singh

Prabhsimran Singh had a short but exciting outing in Punjab’s last match. He scored a quick 19 from seven balls before losing his wicket. His hard hitting skills are likely to be seen in the upcoming match.

Jitesh Sharma

The inclusion of Jitesh Sharma in the playing XI of Punjab Kings provides the team with a wicketkeeping option and a reliable middle-order batsman. His aggressive batting style can help add crucial runs for the team at a brisk pace, and his agility behind the stumps makes him a top gloveman.

Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone will be a key player for Punjab as his impressive strike rate of 162.74 this season suggests. A power hitter, Livingstone has played his part with the bat so far this season and will also be hoping to make an impact with ball in hand.

Sam Curran

Sam Curran’s ability to pick wickets with his pace variations and impress with the bat makes him a key player for PBKS. He has taken four wickets and scored 86 runs in three matches this season.

Harpreet Brar

Harpreet Brar provides the team with a valuable left-arm spin option and averages 13.67 with the ball. He has taken three wickets in three matches so far and boasts an impressive economy of 4.56.

Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel has not had the best start to the IPL 2024 as he has scored a lot of runs. However, his 114 wickets in the IPL over the years demonstrate his prowess when he is on song, making it important for him to turn out good for PBKS sooner or later.

Kagiso Rabada

South African speedster Kagiso Rabada leads the bowling attack in Punjab. He has taken four wickets in three matches at an economy of 8.08 in IPL 2024 and is expected to be among the wickets against GT.

Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar has taken just two wickets in three matches in IPL 2024. However, he has shown the ability to make crucial breakthroughs and slow down the scoring rate when he is in the rhythm, making it imperative for him to quickly form for PBKS.

Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh will enter this match with the task of providing crucial breakthroughs in the early overs. His deadly yorkers and fiery pace can dismantle melee attacks. With four wickets in three matches, Arshdeep will be looking to increase that tally against Gujarat’s formidable batsmen.

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