Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans - IPL 2022 Match 16: Who Will Win?

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Timetable8th April 2022 1930 IST
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The 2022 Indian Premier League is in full swing, and we have seen some thrilling games and some interesting trends are beginning to emerge. Match 16 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, sees the Punjab Kings and the Gujarat Titans battle it out. After playing three matches, the Kings have won two and are currently fourth in the table. The Titans are undefeated after their two games and are stationed one place higher than their opponents going into the match today. Both PK and GT sailed to victory in their last match after chasing unusually low scores from their opponents.

Turning our focus on today, who do we predict will win? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out.

Punjab Kings Team Preview

In the tournament so far, we are seeing a trend where the team that wins the toss has gone on to win the match. The Punjab Kings were the third consecutive team to successfully defend their batting score and face up to the criticism that the chasing teams are having too much of an easy time. In Match 11, the Punjab Kings reached a decent score of 180/8, and it seemed this would have been an easy score for the Chennai Super Kings to chase. However, after a couple of lethal bowling spells at the start from the Punjab Kings, they sailed to a comfortable win.

Skipper Mayank Agarwal didn’t get off to a good start as he was caught out in the first over. The three players to add the majority of the runs for the Kings was Liam Livingstone (60 runs from 32 balls) who was supported by Shikhar Dhawan (33 runs from 24 balls). Debutant Jitesh Sharma scored 26 runs from 17 balls, and struck three 6’s.

Now, let’s turn our attention to the bowlers. Debutant Vaibhav Arora showcased his talent for swinging the ball both ways and managed to take two wickets while only conceding 21 runs. He managed to remove key players Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali during the Powerplay. Arshdeep Singh and Odean Smith continued with the good work by managing to take one wicket apiece in their two overs. Rahul Chahar bowled four overs and he finished by taking three wickets and secured the win for the Punjab Kings.

If you are keen to make a match prediction today at one of the leading IPL betting sites , you should keep Liam Livingstone on your mind. Livingstone scored his first half century in this year’s tournament and managed to take two wickets during his three overs bowling. This was certainly enough to justify his award for Player of the Match. Livingstone stated that his spin bowling could come in handy as the tournament progresses.

The two debutants, Sharma and Arora, were added to the playing XI for the Kings’ last match. Skipper Agarwal will be keen to continue their winning plan, so we are not expecting to see any further changes.

Gujarat Titans Team Preview

In their last match, the Gujarat Titans were put in to bat first, and against the trend of the tournament so far, they managed to successfully defend their total. This will certainly give hope to the future teams who lose the toss and are required to bat first. This match was certainly a nail-biter as both teams edged ahead and fell behind, however, it was only within the last couple of overs that the Delhi Capitals really began to crumble, and their anticipated win began to unravel.

Shubman Gill added 84 runs from 46 balls, giving him a strike rate of 182.61. Batting at number four, Skipper Hardik Pandya was scoring at a ball-a-run for the first 18 but managed to end with 31 runs off 27 balls after a dismissal from Khaleel Ahmed.

Speaking for the bowlers, Pandya was happy with the squad’s attack. Lockie Ferguson was awarded Player of the Match for his outstanding performance. He took four wickets and conceded 28 runs to give him a bowling economy of 7.00 in his four overs. Pandya was the most economical bowler with a score of 5.50 after taking a wicket and conceding 22 runs in his four overs. Rashid Khan showed a reasonable performance, however, he took an important wicket of Shardul Thakur.

When online cricket betting , there are many interesting markets to choose from such as the team to win the coin toss and win the match. This is certainly an interesting market as we follow the trends of the tournament. However, for IPL betting today, the player we have our eyes on for top batsman is Shubman Gill.

Toss Prediction

Could our toss prediction really go any other way? No captain to have won the toss so far has decided to bat first and this is not a coincidence. The majority of the IPL 2022 matches are commencing in the evening and the settling of dew on the pitch threatens the bowlers’ grip on the cricket ball. The intensity of the dew seems to vary over the four pitches, and Brabourne’s stadium is shaping up to be the most affected. If a captain has the power to minimise his team in this unfavourable position by bowling first, he will absolutely take it. Despite this, we are seeing a trend where the defending team has managed to win the game, so it’s possible that as the tournament progresses, we might see more captains deciding to bat first. However, for Match 16, we think the captain to win the toss will decide to bowl first.

Pitch Conditions

Three matches have been played at Brabourne Stadium and they have produced fairly high scoring games, so anything around 180 is to be expected. Match 7 at Brabourne saw the highest scores of the tournament so far (211/4 from the Lucknow Super Giants) and we’ll be just as happy as you to hopefully see the runs flow in this match. Brabourne’s red-soil should give it some bounce and typically offers a good batting pitch, however in the last match, the wicket was reported as ‘extremely flat’ with a lot of dew. While there isn’t much for the bowlers in general, we could see a small advantage to the seamers.

Our Match Prediction

If the Gujarat Titans win this match, they will have had an incredibly clean start to their 2022 campaign. They could be the only team to win their first three matches, however we can’t let this cloud our IPL prediction judgement. The majority of the bookmakers are in favour of the Punjab Kings to take the victory in this match. Rahul Chahar is one of the top wicket takers in the tournament and can pose a serious problem for the Titans. All in all, our IPL prediction of who will win this match will go against what the bookies are saying and back the Gujarat Titans.

IPL Match Prediction

GT to win

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