Indian Premier League is providing top quality cricket entertainment to millions of fans worldwide as every day we get to see very close finishes with matches going down the write till the last ball. The same is expected tonight for Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Match 18 as both teams are currently sitting in the top six on the points table with 4 points each. PBKS vs GT Match 18 provides a good opportunity for both teams to get back to winning ways as both have lost their previous game but Punjab may have a slight advantage as they are playing this Match 18 on their home venue. Check out our detailed analysis for PBKS vs GT Match 18 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
PBKS vs GT Match Details
Below are the PBKS vs GT match 18 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 18
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 13th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
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It will be another hot and humid condition for this Match 18 of IPL 2023 which is good news because there will be no rain interruptions during the game. The temperatures are expected to be in the range of 34 to 28 degrees Celsius while the humidity ratio will be in the range of 15 to 30 percent.
The 2nd match of IPL 2023 was hosted here which was a run fest and home team Punjab absolutely loved the conditions as they got a thumping victory against their arch-rivals Kolkata Knight Riders on the same venue. The conditions are expected to be more or less the same with the average first innings par score would be around 185 runs. There is something available for the Pacers as well as we had seen last time Arshdeep bowled a splendid spell here against KKR when he took 3 wickets for just 19 runs.
PBKS vs GT Match 18 Probable Playing XIs
Punjab’s batting lineup did collapse in the last game but thankfully they now have the services available of Liam Livingstone who will strengthen their late batting order which would mean Sikandar Raza wouldn’t be able to make it into the playing XI tonight. If PBKS bowls first we expect Rishi Dhawan to come in as an impact player by replacing Prabhsimran Singh.
Many cricket pundits are asking Hardik to bring in left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore into the playing XI while it is expected they will give rest to Yash Dayal who had a forgetful last over against Rinku. We believe they will utilize Sai Sudharsan & Josh Little as impact player options.
Probable bat-first XI: 1 Prabhsimran Singh, 2 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Sam Curran, 7 M Shahrukh Khan, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Arshdeep Singh
Probable field-first XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 Sam Curran, 6 M Shahrukh Khan, 7 Harpreet Brar, 8 Rishi Dhawan, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Arshdeep Singh
Probable bat-first XI: 1 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Sai Sudharsan, 4 Hardik Pandya (capt), 5 Vijay Shankar, 6 David Miller, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 R Sai Kishore
Probable field-first XI: 1 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Hardik Pandya (capt), 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 David Miller, 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Alzarri Joseph, 9 Josh Little, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 R Sai Kishore
PBKS vs GT Match 18 Dream11 Prediction
We have formulated our PBKS vs GT Match 18 Dream11 fantasy team with a goal in mind to create a team with a nice combination of experience and youth who can provide the maximum chances to earn valuable fantasy points.
Below is our PBKS vs GT Dream11 team for Match 18.
Wicket-Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill (vc), Sai Sudharshan, David Miller
All-rounders – Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan (c), Arshdeep Singh
Rashid Khan is our preferred choice as the captain who has been in brilliant bowling form and doing pretty well with the bat as well as a finisher so he provides you with good chances to score maximum bonus points. Shubman is our vice-captain who is a vital player for Gujarat as an opener and he is in good batting form as well.
PBKS vs GT Head-to-Head Stats
The head-to-head stats are well balanced as both teams have so far won one game each against each other so it will be interesting to see which team gets the upper hand in IPL 2023 in their first clash against each other.
Below is the complete PBKS vs GT head-to-head stats in IPL.
|Matches Played||PBKS Won||GT Won||Tie||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||2||1||1||0||0|
PBKS vs GT Match 18 Prediction
Bookmakers have again predicted this match to go down the wire possibly till the last over but the odds are with Punjab Kings to clinch this game as they got a better-looking squad on paper with match-winning bowling resources. Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, and Sam Curran are the main bowlers of GT who will have to play a key role to restrict Gujarat which is a master team while chasing. PBKS’s top order has so far scored 70.5% runs this season so it is again Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, and Matthew Short responsibility to provide Punjab a decent total on board while batting first.