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GT vs PBKS: Can Gill lead his team towards a third victory?

GT vs PBKS: Can Gill lead his team to a third victory or Dhawan will put up a tough fight?

 

The IPL is in full swing, with surprising underdog teams rising to the top of the leaderboard. This leaves veteran powerhouses like MI and CSK, both five-time IPL champions, struggling to keep up. Today, all eyes are glued on the do-or-die clash between GT vs PBKS.

After KKR’s wondrous match last evening against DC, it is evident that the tournament can take any shape at any instant point of time. With a massive 272 score on the board, there was no option left for Delhi but to accept defeat. KKR left DC shunned with their bowling attack, and knocked the team out at a score of 166 all out.

All eyes will be glued today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to witness the clash between GT vs PBKS. Both the teams have displayed a strong perseverance in all the matches till date, but who will snatch the win today is a matter of debate!

On one side, we have Subhman Gill-led Gujarat Titans (GT), who are surprisingly putting up a tough battle for their opposition on the pitch. On the other side, we have the experienced Indian veteran Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings (PBKS).

PBKS boasts talents like Shashank Singh, Sam Curran, Arshdeep Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada, and more. Despite this strong roster, the team is struggling to find a consistent foothold in this year’s tournament.

A win is crucial on both sides to move ahead as the season progresses. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm IST sharp.

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Gujarat vs Punjab: Team news from the pitch

Gujarat Titans are presenting a strong foot this season under Gill’s Captaincy & leadership. Till now, Gujarat has taken over 3 teams in 3 matches – Mumbai Indians (MI), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

GT emerged victorious against MI and SRH with a margin of 6 runs in both matches, losing to CSK by 63 runs. On an off note, defeating the IPL defending champions MI, which holds players like Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma, is not a small matter.

That too, For Gill, who can be categorized as one of the most inexperienced captains in IPL! As of present, GT is sitting at no 5 in the leaderboard with 4 points from 3 matches, and a NRR of -0.738.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings have only managed to grab a single win out of the 3 matches. The team locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

Out of these 3 clashes, PBKS emerged victorious against DC, winning by 4 wickets and still 4 balls left. Punjab is currently at no 7 in the IPL leaderboard, with 2 points from 3 matches, having a NRR of -0.337.

Gujarat and Punjab have locked horns for a total of 3 times in IPL. GT have a firm grip over Punjab, as they have pocketed 2 wins against PBKS. The latter have bagged only 1. GT’s highest total against PBKS is 190, while the vice versa stands at 189.

Whatever the outcome is between GT vs PBKS, today’s match will be a do-or-die encounter, especially for Punjab, if they want to move ahead and compete in the playoffs. Watch ipl live and tune in yourself with the live thrill of the match.

 

Pitch & Weather report

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is well renowned for being the largest cricket stadium in the world. The stadium offers a typical IPL pitch, which aids batsmen in power-hitting and clear the vast boundaries.

Though the batsmen are at a slightly added advantage, the Ahmedabad pitch does not disappoint bowlers. Fast pacers can benefit from the black-soil pitch here, wherein spinners can leverage the advantage of red-soil pitches.

Weather forecast is predicting that there might be weather fluctuations on Thursday in Ahmedabad. Reports are suggesting that Ahemdabad will be ‘mostly cloudy’ during the day, and ‘cloudy and warm’ during the night!

According to AccuWeather, there are negligible chances of rain during the day, but around 1% on Thursday night. In spite of this, there are absolutely no chances of thunderstorms for the next 24 hours.

Temperatures are likely to average between 37 and 26 degrees celsius. Catch today’s ipl match between GT vs PBKS and imbibe the live thrill at your home. Additionally, you can also watch ipl online only on Winexch, and cheer for your favorite team!

Watch ipl live and imbibe the atmosphere of the stadium at your home, from the convenience of your cozy couch!

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