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Gujarat Titans (GT) pulled off miracles in 2022, including against Punjab Kings (PBKS) thanks to Rahul Tewatia’s two sixes off the final two balls. In IPL 2023, they had a taste of what that feels like on the other side, albeit in a more extreme fashion as Rinku Singh pulled off arguably the greatest heist in IPL history.

So, how the champions bounce back will be key. In a huge boost, Hardik Pandya is expected to return after illness, which provides the Titans with that all-important extra bowling option. Apart from Yash Dayal’s struggles against the Knight Riders, Gujarat have largely been excellent so far this season, and will be keen to return to winning ways.

Punjab have also started in promising fashion, but their collapse against Sunrisers Hyderabad is a reminder of their inability to string more than two wins together. Shikhar Dhawan’s form is a huge plus, while the bowling has also shown promising signs. However, a good team display is key, especially with a number of teams now pressing their claims to string victories together.

Match Details

  • Location: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
  • Time: 7:30pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Match 18: PBKS vs GT Possible Playing XIs

Liam Livingstone is expected to play. Also, Kagiso Rabada is a chance of featuring. He was player of the match in Punjab’s last match against Gujarat, taking 4/33.

However, that could mean leaving out Nathan Ellis, who has been strong so far.

Punjab Kings possible bat first XI: 1. Prabhsimran Singh, 2. Shikhar Dhawan (c), 3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (OS), 4. Liam Livingstone (OS), 5. Jitesh Sharma (wk), 6. Sam Curran (OS), 7. M Shahrukh Khan, 8. Harpreet Brar, 9. Nathan Ellis/Kagiso Rabada (OS), 10. Rahul Chahar, 11. Arshdeep Singh

Possible Impact Player substitute: Bhanuka Rajapaksa out, Rishi Dhawan in.

Punjab Kings possible bowl first XI: 1. Shikhar Dhawan (c), 2. Prabhsimran Singh, 3. Jitesh Sharma (wk), 4. Liam Livingstone (OS), 5. Sam Curran (OS), 6. M Shahrukh Khan, 7. Rishi Dhawan, 8. Harpreet Brar, 9. Nathan Ellis/Kagiso Rabada (OS), 10. Rahul Chahar, 11. Arshdeep Singh

Possible Impact Player substitute: Rishi Dhawan out, Bhanuka Rajapaksa in.

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The Titans may play R Sai Kishore in place of Yash Dayal.

Hardik Pandya against Kagiso Rabada could be a key battle. Pandya has scored 68 off 46 balls against Rabada in T20s, but the pacer has dismissed him twice.

Gujarat Titans possible bat first XI: 1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Sai Sudharsan, 4. Hardik Pandya (c), 5. Vijay Shankar, 6. David Miller (OS), 7. Rahul Tewatia, 8. Rashid Khan (OS), 9. Alzarri Joseph (OS), 10. Mohammed Shami, 11. R Sai Kishore

Possible Impact Player substitute: Sai Sudharsan out, Josh Little in.

Gujarat Titans possible bowl first XI: 1. Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Hardik Pandya (c), 4. Vijay Shankar, 5. David Miller (OS), 6. Rahul Tewatia, 7. Rashid Khan (OS), 8. Alzarri Joseph (OS), 9. Josh Little (OS), 10. Mohammed Shami, 11. R Sai Kishore

Possible Impact Player substitute: Josh Little out, Sai Sudharsan in.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Punjab Kings:

  • Shikhar Dhawan is in magnificent form. He hit a world class 99* out of Punjab’s 143 against SRH, part of 225 runs in IPL 2023 at an average of 225.00 and strike rate of 149.00.
  • Dhawan has a great record against Mohammed Shami. He has scored 113 runs off 76 balls without dismissal.
  • Liam Livingstone smashed 64 (27) and 30* (10) against Titans last season. Incredibly, Livingstone has hammered 33 off just eight balls against Mohammed Shami (without dismissal) and 119 off 69 balls against Rashid Khan (four dismissals).
  • Jitesh Sharma batting at number five in T20s: 14 inns, 406 runs, avg. 58.00, SR 196.14.
  • Sam Curran will be crucial at the death. He has dismissed Rahul Tewatia once in two balls, Rashid Khan once off one ball and Hardik Pandya once in six balls in the IPL. He is also striking at 144.11 with the bat so far this season.
  • The impressive Arshdeep Singh has taken six wickets in three matches so far in IPL 2023. Five of these wickets have come in the powerplay, where he is striking every 7.2 deliveries.

Gujarat Titans:

  • Shubman Gill scored 96 (59) and 9 (6) against Punjab last year. His 9 was a run out.
  • Vijay Shankar smashed a memorable 63* (24) in his previous match against KKR.
  • Sai Sudharsan has struck two half-centuries in three matches so far in IPL 2023. Last season against Punjab, he scored 35 (30) and 65* (50).
  • David Miller has an excellent record at Mohali. In 30 matches, the left-hander has scored 748 runs at an average of 44.00 and strike rate of 149.60.
  • Since the start of 2022, Miller has struck 351 runs (avg. 175.5, SR 155.3) when chasing in the IPL.
  • Rashid Khan is in wicket-taking touch as he is bowling more at the backend of the innings. He has eight wickets so far in IPL 2023 (SR 9) including a hat-trick last match. Out of these eight wickets, six have come after the start of the 13th over.
  • Mohammed Shami is striking every 12 deliveries so far in this tournament. Can he overcome his poor record against Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone (if picked)?

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 2, PBKS 1, GT 1.
  • Prabhsimran Singh is striking at 176.59 in IPL 2023.
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa smashed 50 off 32 balls at Mohali earlier this season, against KKR.
  • Kagiso Rabada has dismissed Shubman Gill twice in 37 balls in the IPL, conceding just 29 in the process.
  • Punjab’s top three have contributed 70.5% of the team’s runs so far in this IPL. Only RCB have more.

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh Pitch Report and Weather

Mohali was a belter of a surface when Punjab met Kolkata back on April 1. The hosts struck 191/5, before restricting KKR to 146/7 in 16 overs in a rain-shortened game.

In 14 matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in October 2022, the average first innings score was 153.43 at a run rate of 8.04. The chasing team won eight of these games.

A hot and clear evening is forecast in Mohali.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: Jitesh Sharma
  • Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill
  • All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran
  • Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Rashid Khan

IPL 2023 Match 18: PBKS vs GT Match Prediction

Gujarat Titans to win.

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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