- Match: Punjab Vs Gujarat, Indian T20 League
- Date: 8th April, 2022
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
The young captains of Punjab and Gujarat have impressed the masses by showing their mettle on the pitch. Hardik Pandya has performed exceptionally better as a captain this season. He has contributed both with bat and ball for Gujarat.
Meanwhile, Punjab’s bowling lineup is something that all the batters fear this season. Pacers Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson have been on a roll. The duo picked nine wickets together this season. The upcoming battle between both the teams is going to be a spectacular one. Both the teams are on a roll this season, and the future looks bright for them.
Read on to find match predictions, MyTeam11 fantasy team tips & team previews.
Punjab had a rocky start to this season’s Indian T20 League. However, the young team of Punjab defied all odds and butchered the four-time title winners, Chennai. Batters Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingston have impressed the audience this season.
The concerning thing for Punjab this season is their middle order. Mayank Agarwal’s team’s thin batting line up got exposed in their very first match of this season. Bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Odeon Smith lead the bowling department with their pace. However, Rabada’s form this season is a matter of concern for the Punjab fans.
Gujarat is currently sitting at number three at the points table. Captain Hardik Pandya delivered a sensible knock of 31 runs off 27 balls. The batting order of Gujarat have depth in their batting lineup, thanks to the unorthodox batting ability of Rashid Khan.
But, the Gujarat team lacks the consistency throughout their batting lineup. With David Miller and Matthew Wade out of form, the pressure on them is unreal. However, the team has managed to strategically take down their opponents in the previous matches.
Pitch Report & Conditions
This pitch from Mumbai has been a good one for the teams who batted second in the innings. However, once the dew factor sets in, the bowlers have a very little margin of error. Recently, Punjab displayed a spectacular overall performance on this wicket against Chennai. The weather for 8th April is expected to be a sunny day with a bit warmer temperature.
Probable Playing XI:
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odeon Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Vaibhav Arora
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron
Top Picks for Kolkata vs Mumbai MyTeam11 Match:
Liam Livingstone is a right-handed batter who impressed the audience with his performance against Chennai. The English cricketer scored 60 runs off just 32 balls. The 60-run innings consisted of five sixes and five fours. Livingstone also took two wickets in the match.
Right-arm leg break bowler Rahul Chahar has been the highlight of this season. Currently, he has taken six wickets and is eyeing for the Purple Cap. Chahar has surely made the lives of the batters difficult with his flight deliveries and his aggressive approach at bowling.
Shubhman Gill is a right-handed batter who delivered his career-best inning at the start of this season. He hit a massive 86 runs off just 46 deliveries. Along with this season, Gill has consistently performed well for his previous team, Kolkata.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Punjab vs Gujarat MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Matthew Wade, Jonny Bairstow
Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Shubhman Gill, David Miller (VC)
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, Liam Livingstone (C), Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Vaibhav Arora, Mohammed Shami
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Punjab vs Gujarat MyTeam11 Team:
Keepers – Matthew Wade, Jonny Bairstow
Batters – Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill (VC), David Miller, Shikhar Dhawan
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya (C). Liam Livingstone
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
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