Fantasy Cricket Tips For PBKS vs GT: The unbeaten Gujarat Titans will take on the mercurial Punjab Kings for match 16 of IPL 2022 on Friday evening at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Both the sides have acquired four points each so far; Gujarat have won both their matches and are the only unbeaten side in the tournament while Punjab have won two in three.
After hauling down 206 against RCB in their game and then going down to KKR, Punjab made a statement-making victory against defending champions Chennai Super Kings, defeating Ravindra Jadeja’s side by 54 runs.
Hardik Pandya’s team has had a good start to their IPL journey, defeating LSG by 5 wickets before registering a close 14-run win over Delhi Capitals. Their bowling attack has been a standout in both matches.
Here, we bring you the best fantasy cricket tips for this exciting encounter:
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
The PBKS-CSK high-scoring game was played at this venue. While the short boundaries are helpful for batters, there’s plenty of assistance for pacers with the new ball and for the slower variations with the old ball.
PBKS news and predicted XI:
Jonny Bairstow, who carried drinks in Punjab’s last game after just coming out of quarantine, is set to come in the eleven. He is likely to replace Bhanuka Rajapaksa – that would be harsh on the Sri Lankan given his exploits in the first two matches, but with Liam Livingstone putting on a match-winning all-round show and Odean Smith providing all-rounder facilities, Rajapaksa seems the likeliest to make way for Bairstow.
PBKS predicted XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora
GT news and predicted XI:
Varun Aaron had fitness issues in the previous game against DC and hence could be left out against PBKS. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav could come in for Aaron, chiefly because of his match-up against Dhawan. Young Tamil Nadu spinner Sai Kishore could be in contention for an IPL debut.
GT predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Fantasy cricket tips: Fill your side with pacers, especially those who will bowl in the death and can make good use of the stickiness in the surface with slower balls.
Since PBKS have strong new ball fast bowlers, you can risk dropping the out-of-touch Matthew Wade. However, Wade comes in lesser credits than Bairstow. Agarwal has struggled against moving ball recently, hence he will be a vulnerable candidate against Shami.
Based on the above fantasy cricket tips, here is the best XI for PBKS-GT match on Dream XI:
Wicket-keeper: Matthew Wade
Batsman: Shikhar Dhawan, David Miller, Shubman Gill
All-rounder: Liam Livingstone, Hardik Pandya (C)
Bowler: Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh