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Fantasy: Stack your team with batters in Mohali

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Last updated on 12 Apr 2023 | 11:59 AM
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Fantasy: Stack your team with batters in Mohali

Here are a few tips that could help you create your fantasy XI for Match 18 of IPL 2023 between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans.

In what looks to be an enticing encounter, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans are coming off losses and will look to set the record straight at Mohali. 

Ground Conditions

Spinners have had a bigger say at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. In T20s since 2020, spinners have conceded runs at 6.6 RPO and taken a wicket every 17 balls. The same numbers for pacers stand at 8.5 and 22 respectively. 

The Mohali T20I between India and Australia from last year saw the 200-mark being breached in both innings. Even there, spinners conceded at 8.5 RPO and took a wicket every 25 balls, while pacers conceded at 12.1 RPO and took a wicket every 33 balls. 

Suggested Team

While you could go for the above team, you can also choose your team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Then, based on your preferences, the platform will guide you through creating the ideal fantasy XI.

Captaincy Options

Small Leagues: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rashid Khan (VC)

Grand Leagues: David Miller (C), Shubman Gill (VC)

Stats That Matter

Livingstone has been impressive against pace and had a strike rate of 200+ against pacers in the IPL 2022, which is one of the best amongst batters with more than 100 runs against this bowling type in the IPL since 2022

Gujarat have won more than 90% of their games while chasing. This number drops to 50% while defending. Even in their previous encounter, KKR found an unlikely hero in Rinku Singh who did the unthinkable by hitting 5 sixes off the last 5 balls to win KKR the game. 

Both teams’ batters have struggled, this season, to get going in the middle overs. PBKS have the poorest balls/dismissals, while GT have the second lowest run rate. 

Grand League Punts

David Miller, who was a vital part of GT’s success last year, made a good entry in IPL 2023. He scored 31 runs off 16 balls against DC in a run chase which ended with 11 balls in hand. Miller made a great comeback in IPL 2022, scoring over 500 runs at an average of 70 & a strike rate in excess of 140+.

Probable XIs

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (C), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal

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