Gujarat Titans even though is a new team introduced in the 2022 season of IPL, they are showing the other teams how to utilize the available resources and play like a team. Shubman Gill came good in few matches as an Opener. Hardik Pandya, the captain of the team is batting well even though his bowling is still not up to his standards. David Miller and Rahul Tewatia are winning them matches as finishers.
Even though bowling is entirely dependent on Rashid Khan, as the batsmen are coming good, Gujarat Titans are able to put pressure on teams batting first and then chase down impossible targets batting second. Rashid Khan is able to finish matches with bat this season and Tewatia, Miller have been finding sixes at the right time. Gujarat Titans are finding someone to stand up and deliver in each game.
On the other hand, Punjab Kinga are struggling to find any form. Their mixed fortunes from previous seasons are continuing now too. Young guns like Shah Rukh Khan are failing continuously and Mayank Agarwal, as captain and batsman is having a highly mixed season. The team has to find right balance and fire all cylinders in remaining matches to confirm a slot in qualifiers.
Gujarat Titans seems to be the first team that would qualify without any doubt this season. If they win today, as there will be no other team to challenge their position in the first four places after getting 18 points, the team will definitely qualify. Punjab needs to play out of their skins to win and stop them today. Let’s see who will win today and enjoy the high class cricket.