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GT ready to take on PBKS in tonight’s IPL encounter; GT hopes to maintain its unbeaten record

By wasmulhaq 
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Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock played a superb innings of 80 against Delhi Capitals (DC), which proved to be a match-winning knock in the end. LSG crossed the line with four wickets remaining.

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Another fascinating encounter is awaited between the Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. It is expected that the approach of both sides will be quite positive for tonight’s encounter.

GT lone unbeaten team

Both the franchises have been in tremendous form till date. Therefore, match 16 of the IPL is likely to be a fierce battle. The Gujarat Titans are the only team in this edition that has remained unbeaten thus far, having won both matches. The side is playing superbly under the leadership of Hardik Pandya.

Skipper Pandya has been leading the team from the front. His role is immense in the success of his side, as he has marshalled his players with a calm head so far.

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It would be a mistake to take the Punjab Kings easily. It has already surpassed Chennai Super Kings and emerged victorious in two out of three fixtures. The Mayank Agarwal led side has done remarkably well, and the approach of the franchise is aggressive, which has proved beneficial for the side. The skipper needs to fire from the top to strengthen the batting order of the Punjab Kings.

As cricket is replete with unpredictability, in the current situation, the Punjab Kings have a slight advantage over their opponent, having played their previous match at the same ground. The wicket is conducive for batting. The toss is going to be vital; the captain, after winning the toss, would like to elect bowling. Chasing the total on this track is expected to be relatively easy.

Both teams have well-known faces

Both sides are full of tremendous players. Matthew Wade, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, and Rahul Tewatia of the Gujarat Titans are ready to blast. The decent attack of the franchise can be lethal for its nemesis. Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, and others can derail any batting line-up.

The Punjab Kings are ready to challenge any team in IPL 2022. Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, and others are capable of scoring quickly and piling up a huge score. Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, and other bowlers have a responsibility to maintain a tight line and length and not to give room to their opponents and keep the scoring rate under control.

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Cricket fans are hoping to watch a fierce contest in tonight’s IPL fixture. The Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans will arrive on the field with one aim, that is, victory and grabbing two important points. The Gujarat Titans would like to continue their unbeaten record. Be ready for tonight’s encounter; it is a 50-50 chance.

 Wasim Haque

 

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