Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 16, PBKS vs GT. Punjab Kings is set to take on Gujarat Titans in TATA IPL 2022 in the 16th match on Friday, 08 April 2022 at 19:30 PM IST in the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Punjab Kings have played 3 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table, while Gujarat Titans have played 2 matches in the series and are currently ranked third on the points table.
Gujarat Titans were touted to have one of the best bowling attacks in the competition before the season. Both the games that GT won this season were more due to their fantastic bowling performances that didn’t allow the opposition batsmen to get going at all. Though they have a weaker batting lineup, their bowling has made sure that the batting issues are masked big time.
With an all-around show of Liam Livingstone in the last match, Punjab Kings Registered a comfortable win. They have won 2 out of the 3 matches played so far. They are standing behind Gujarat Titans at the 4th position in the points table.
The opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan, followed by Mayank Agarwal and Liam Livingstone, form an enviable top-order of Punjab Kings. If Tamil Nadu’s hard-hitting batter Shahrukh Khan and West Indies’ all-rounder Odean Smith are added; Punjab Kings certainly has one of the most exciting batting line-ups in the tournament.
Gujarat Titans played with the same XI in both games. After the last-minute withdrawal of England opener Jason Roy, GT is using the explosive southpaw from Australia Matthew Wade as the opening partner along with Shubman Gill. If Matthew Wade continues to not make an impact, it will open the door for the young Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz to play in the XI as an opener.
Gujarat Titans have made a positive start to their IPL Debut. They have won 2 out of the 2 games played so far. They are standing at the 3rd position in the points table. Varun Aaron bowled just an over in the previous game as he felt discomfort in his leg which prevented him from bowling further overs. It has to be seen whether he has recovered from it, if not, the lanky R Sai Kishore from Tamil Nadu might finally get to play his first IPL game.
Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 16, PBKS vs GT
The temperature of Mumbai city on 8th April will be about 35° Celcius during the day-feels like 37-41 degrees and fall to 28° Celcius at night. The sky will be generally clear. The chances of rain don’t arise. The humidity will be around 53 % at night.
The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 13 matches is 172 runs. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the side chasing.
The Brabourne Stadium acted as the home ground for the Mumbai Indians during the 2010 IPL season and thereafter has only seen a handful of IPL matches played there. However, it is set to be used as one of the neutral venues for the 2022 IPL tournament.
The pitch at the Brabourne stadium is usually of even nature where the bowlers and the batters get an equal amount of assistance. The spin bowlers tend to receive a significant amount of spin from the surface. Dew is an important factor in the Brabourne stadium which is why bowling first should be the way to go here. In addition to the dew, the quick outfield and the short boundaries at the stadium help the batsmen. The swing bowlers might get some movement off the surface while the ball is new.