PK vs GT, IPL 2023, Match 18 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Punjab Kings host Gujarat Titans on Thursday evening in the latest game of this hugely exciting 2023 IPL. Gujarat Titans, the 2022 IPL Champions, are favourites to win with odds of 8/11 (1.73). Punjab Kings are 11/10 (2.10) to get the victory.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans, Match 18
  • April 13, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  •  I.S Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

This venue often produces a surface which keeps all of the bowlers interested. Any score over 180-185 will be very hard to chase down in the second innings of the game.

It will be a warm evening in Mohali throughout this fixture with the temperature dropping no lower than 28 degrees. There will be no clouds before or after sundown.

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans – Match Predictions

Both of these sides have won two and lost one so far in the tournament with the defeats coming in their most recent games. Punjab Kings have had narrow wins with Gujarat Titans having much larger margins in their victories. We are backing Gujarat Titans to travel to Mohali and return with the win in this game.

Probable 6s

Although they were beaten by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game, Gujarat Titans posted 204-4 . Sai Sudharsan hit two sixes with Vijay Shankar hitting five sixes in his 63 not out from 24 balls. Hardik Pandya’s return will not mean a more defensive approach at the crease and we are backing Gujarat Titans to clear the ropes more than Punjab Kings in this game.

Our prediction: Gujarat Titans to hit most sixes in the match at 8/11 (1.73).

Probable Wickets

Rashid Khan produced the first hat-trick of the 2023 IPL in Match 13 when he dismissed Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Shardul Thakur in successive balls during the 17th over. It was his second successive three-wicket haul in this tournament and he has eight wickets in total in this campaign. He is averaging a dismissal every nine balls in the 2023 IPL and it would be a big surprise if any of his team-mates took more wickets in this match.

Our prediction: Rashid Khan to be Gujarat Titans’ highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

The IPL is full of top quality players and this contest is no different with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph and Kagiso Rabada expected to take the field. However, we are backing the right-handed opener, Shubman Gill, to be the star performer. He began the tournament with 63 runs against Chennai Super Kings and we expect him to produce a Man of the Match showing on Thursday.

Our prediction: Shubman Gill to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Preview

With the Titans debuting in the IPL last year, this will be only the third contest between the sides. Both teams picked up a win against each other in the 2022 competition with the head to head score 1-1. There are key players back available for the Kings and the Titans.

Punjab Kings

Although they were defeated in their last game, we do not expect wholesale changes for Punjab. English all-rounder Liam Livingstone is back training in the nets but this game will be too soon for him. However, Kagiso Rabada should make his first appearance of the season in this match.

Predicted XI: Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Rathee, Arshdeep Singh

Gujarat Titans

The Titans have quality in all departments and we expect to see their skipper Hardik Pandya back in the team for this match. Apart from his return, we do not anticipate any other changes to their XI in this match.

Predicted XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans

With so many games going to the final ball in this year’s IPL, you will not want to miss any of the action in this match. You can watch it all on the Sky Sports Cricket channel or stream the fixture via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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