Gujarat Titans (GT) will host Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The two teams have played just three games in league history so far, with Titans winning two and Kings winning one. Heading into the upcoming match, PBKS are placed eighth on the points table having won just one game out of three. On the other hand, GT have won two of their three matches and are currently fifth in the standings.

Shubman Gill and Co. started their campaign with a six-run win over Mumbai Indians but lost to Chennai Super Kings in their next match. However, they got back on the winning track with an impressive seven-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. PBKS got off the mark in their very first game against Delhi Capitals but lost two in a row.

The element of inconsistency has not left the Punjab franchise as they are showing similar signs this season. They failed to defend 177 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and could not chase down 200 against Lucknow Super Giants. Given history and current form, the 2022 champions are favourites to win the game, but it is a long tournament and PBKS will aim to prove their critics wrong.

Both teams have quality players in their ranks who are capable of turning the tide of the game. Expect an exciting contest when the two clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday, April 4.

Here are the top 3 player battles to watch out for in GT vs PBKS, Match 17:

3. Harpreet Brar vs David Miller

David Miller vs Harpreet Brar
Harpreet Brar vs David Miller ( Photo source: IPL )

David Miller struggled to find runs in the first two games of the season but returned to form with a 27-ball 44 against SRH. The veteran big-hitter has been a key part of GT’s squad in the past seasons and is expected to continue his form in the upcoming match.

Miller usually bats at no.4 or no.5 in the middle stages and is likely to face Punjab’s star spinner, Harpreet Brar. The left-arm spinner has taken three wickets in as many matches so far and is also very economical. Miller is a big threat in the middle order, but PBKS will look to counter that with Brar’s spin magic.

Also Read: Who is Harpreet Brar? – Everything You Need to Know About Punjab Kings’ star spinner

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