Gujarat Titans host Punjab Kings in match 17 of IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This is their last game for the Titans at home before they play two games at away grounds. The Titans have already played two games at home and this is the third.

The Gujarat Titans began their IPL 2024 campaign with a win against Mumbai Indians. They lost their next game against CSK before winning the next against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Titans chased down 163 and won the match by seven wickets.

The Titans are one of the most balanced sides in the IPL with enough depth in batting and bowling. The bowling despite the absence of Mohammed Shami has enough experience. The Indian pace duo of Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav brings a lot of experience. The spinners in Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, and Sai Kishore bring in a lot of variety as well.

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The only concern for them is that Shubman Gill the captain has not found form as yet. He has averaged 25 in the first three games and scored 75. He would ideally like to get some runs at a venue where he lives playing.

Gujarat Titans Playing 11 vs Punjab Kings– IPL 2024, Match 17

Shubman Gill (C)

Shubman Gill GT
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Gill will lead the side and open the batting. So far in the first three games, he has scored 75 runs at an average of 25. He scored 890 runs in the IPL last year. The GT skipper is 135 short of 3000 IPL runs.

Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha (Credits: Twitter)

Saha will open the batting with Gill. So far this season he has not given quick starts to the Gujarat Titans. He has scored 65 runs this season so far with a best of 23. He has scored 753 runs for the Titans so far.

Sai Sudharsan

Sai Sudharsan of Gujarat Titans (Credits: Twitter)
Sai Sudharsan of Gujarat Titans (Credits: Twitter)

The southpaw has established himself as a number three in the lineup. He scored a crucial 45 to win the match for the Titans in the last game. He has scored 634 runs for the Titans and has a chance to get to 1000 this season.

David Miller

David Miller
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Miller can slot in at four. He scored an unbeaten 44 off 27 balls as he helped GT win over SRH. Miller has scored 890 runs in 35 matches for the Titans and has a chance to get to 1000 runs for the franchise this season.

Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar GT
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Shankar can slot in at five. He remained unbeaten on 14 of 11 balls against SRH. He has not been used with the ball so far this season either and has not scored too many with the bat.

Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai
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Omarzai the all-rounder can slot in at six. The Titans played all three Afghan overseas players in their ranks. The medium pacer has opened the Titans this season.

Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia (Image: BCCI)

Tewatia will slot in at seven. He scored 22 in the match against Mumbai Indians and just six against CSK. The Titans have not used him with the ball so far this season. His best season in the IPL with the bat was in 2020 when he scored 255.

Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan GT
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Rashid Khan can slot in at eight. He took 1 for 33 in the match against SRH. He took his 50th wicket for the Titans in the last match. He took 93 wickets for SRH. He is closing in on 450 runs in the IPL.

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Umesh Yadav will be one of the two Indian pacers for GT. They roped him in for nearly 6 crores. He has picked up three wickets in three matches. His best season in recent times was in 2022 when he took 16 wickets for KKR.

Mohit Sharma

Mohit Sharma GT
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Mohit will be the second Indian pacer. Both Mohit and Umesh are very experienced Indian bowlers. Mohit took 27 wickets last season and six so far this season for GT.

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmad GT
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Noor concludes the likely XI for Gujarat Titans against Punjab Kings. He picked up 16 wickets last season and picked up a wicket in the last match.

Darshan Nalkande / Sai Kishore

R Sai Kishore
R Sai Kishore (Credits: BCCI/IPL)

Nalkande can be used as the Impact player in this game. He came in a similar role in the previous game as well and bowled two overs for 18 runs. Kishore on the other hand, has picked 2 wickets in 2 games so far at an economy of 7.42.

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