Indian T20 League leaders Gujarat take on eighth-placed Punjab at DY Patil Stadium in match 48 of the 2022 season. The Ahmedabad-based franchise have won five games in a row, and two points on Tuesday will help them seal a place in the playoffs. On the other hand, Punjab cannot afford a defeat as they have picked up just eight points from nine matches. The 2014 runners-up managed to grab only one win in their last four outings.
We pick five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Gujarat-Punjab clash.
H PANDYA VS S DHAWAN
Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan had made single-digit scores in their respective last outings in the 15th edition. The Gujarat skipper, who is yet to bowl after returning from the groin injury, has hit a hat-trick of fifties - 50*, 87*, and 67 - at DY Patil Stadium. Meanwhile, the Punjab opening batter scored 51 runs from two matches in Navi Mumbai.
Verdict: H Pandya is likely to win the Match-Up against S Dhawan.
S GILL VS L LIVINGSTONE
Shubman Gill was involved in 50-run stands in Gujarat's last two matches. However, the youngster has not been able to get going as he made just 22 and 31 against Hyderabad and Bangalore, respectively. Liam Livingstone, who had scored a half-century against Gujarat, is struggling to register big scores lately. He collected 39 runs in his last three innings.
Verdict: S Gill could register more fantasy points than L Livingstone.
Did You Know? S Gill bagged 137 fantasy points in the first meeting between both teams in the 2022 season
W SAHA VS M AGARWAL
Wicket-keeper batter Wriddhiman Saha has been impressive opening the batting for Gujarat. He has amassed 133 runs at a strike rate of 129.12 and taken five catches. But his opponent Mayank Agarwal is enduring a difficult season. The Punjab captain has managed just one half-century from eight innings.
Verdict: W Saha is likely to grab the victory over M Agarwal.
R TEWATIA VS A JOSEPH
Is there a better match-winner than Rahul Tewatia in the ongoing season? The all-rounder, who has made 179 runs in eight innings, steered Gujarat home against Lucknow, Punjab, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Tewatia's teammate Alzarri Joseph, who holds the record for best figures in Indian T20 League, picked up at least a wicket in all four games.
Verdict: A Joseph has an edge over R Tewatia.
P SANGWAN VS ARSHDEEP S
Pradeep Sangwan, playing his first Indian T20 League match in four years, claimed 2/19 against Bangalore on Saturday. He removed Faf du Plessis in his first over and broke a 99-run stand with the wicket of Rajat Patidar. Punjab pacer Arshdeep Singh has grabbed the spotlight with his brilliant bowling in death overs. He has taken three wickets at an economy rate of 7.70.
Verdict: Arshdeep S could win the battle against P Sangwan
What is First Games Match-Ups?
Match-Ups is a new fantasy contest where fantasy cricket players don’t need to create a team to join the contest. Select the player who will score the most points from the available match-ups. Higher the number of correct picks, bigger the prizes. Join the contest without creating a playing 11.
- From 7 Match-Ups, select 5 Match-Ups
- For each Match-Ups, pick the player who will score the most fantasy points
- The contest will be cancelled and entry fee will be refunded if the match is curtailed due to weather or extreme conditions
- The contest may also be cancelled if multiple players in Match-Ups are not in the starting line-up
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