Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) face off each other in match 17 of IPL 2024 in Ahmedabad on Thursday, April 4. The match begins from 7.3-0 pm IST and is already the third home match for the Gujarat Titans. 

The Titans got off to a winning start against Mumbai Indians in their opening game. Then they lost to CSK and won their next against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Titans won the match chasing 163 with five balls and seven wickets to spare. 

The clinical bowling effort led by Mohit Sharma was backed up by a clinical batting effort as the match was finished by David Miller and Sai Sudharsan. The only issue with Gujarat Titans heading into this game is skipper Shubman Gill not scoring runs in the first three matches. He has scored 75 in the first three games with a best of 36. 

Punjab Kings seem to be in a bigger problem. After winning their first game against Delhi Capitals, they lost their next two against RCB and LSG. They failed to defend 177 against Bangalore and could not chase down 200 against the Super Giants. 

The Kings have failed to notch up consistent wins in the past IPL seasons and the same thing is happening early on this season as well. Their batting lineup seems to be heavily dependent on Shikhar Dhawan. The bowling also seems to be pace-heavy with only Harpreet Brar seemingly being the specialist spinner. Rahul Chahar has not looked at his best. 

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GT vs PBKS Head To Head Records In IPL

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GT vs PBKS Head To Head Records: Key Statistics

The two teams have played just three matches so far with the Titans winning two games and the Kings one. GT and PBKS are yet to play in GT’s home ground Narendra Modi Stadium, with both teams all set to play at the venue on the 4th of April in IPL 2024. 

GT vs PBKS-Last 5 Encounters 

Date Winner Won by Venue
16-Apr-2023 Gujarat Titans 6 wickets Mohali
03-May-2022 Punjab Kings 8 wickets Mumbai
08-Apr-2022 Gujarat Titans 6 wickets Mumbai

The two teams have yet to play five games against each other. They have played three games so far with the Titans winning two and Punjab Kings one. Both teams will play one game each at each other’s home ground this season. The Titans won the last match between the two sides in Mohali by six wickets last year.

GT vs PBKS: Key Moments and Stand-out Performances (Players)

Both the captains Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill are the top scorers for the respective teams in this contest. Kagiso Rabada has seven wickets while Rashid Khan has four.

GT vs PBKS: Trends and Patterns

The Kings won their only game against GT in Mumbai. The Titans won their matches against PBKS in Mumbai and Mohali. The majority of the teams barring RCB and MI have won their matches at home in this season so far. Gujaart Titans will play against Punjab Kings at their home venue.

GT vs PBKS Head-to-Head Records in IPL- IPL 2024, Match 17

Matches Played – 3

GT Won – 2

PBKS Won – 1

Most Runs For GT: Shubman Gill – 172

Most Wickets For GT: Rashid Khan- 4

Most Runs For PBKS: Shikhar Dhawan- 105

Most Wickets For PBKS: Kagiso Rabada-7

Conclusion 

The Kings are placed eighth on the table heading into this game while Gujarat Titans are placed fourth as of now. PBKS are getting into a must-win territory after back-to-back losses. The Titans will fancy another win at home. 

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