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IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans v Punjab Kings Best Bets

Gear up for Match 17 of IPL 2024 as Gujurat Titans square off against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.


Gear up for Match 17 of IPL 2024 as Gujurat Titans square off against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This will be a crucial match, with both teams on the hunt for some much-needed consistency after three games each. We have prepared the best bets for Thursday’s game.

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium.

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Gujarat boasts an impressive home record, securing eight wins out of 12 matches, despite losing the toss in 11 of those games. Their prowess was on display in a recent victory over the Sunrisers, who were limited to 162/8 after their record-setting performance in their previous game against KKR.

Gujarat’s win was anchored by solid innings from Shubman Gill (36) and Sai Sudharsan (45), with David Miller providing a spectacular finish with 44 not out, including hefty hits over the boundary. Sudharsan’s performance, while not the fastest, was vital, making him the top scorer for Gujarat early in the season.

For the Kings, captain Shikhar Dhawan leads with 137 runs, albeit at a slower pace than usual. Despite a strong wicket-taking performance with the ball (lead by Kagiso Rabada), the team’s cautious batting approach is evident, having not yet crossed the 180-run threshold. However, their bowling in the final overs has been expensive, leaking runs and potentially risking their record against Gujarat. Addressing this could be key in balancing their head-to-head record against the home side.

Despite PBKS boasting a formidable lineup on paper, their performances in this year’s campaign have been poor. Gujarat, with a better track record and form, holds the edge over the Punjab Kings as they head into the match as the favourites and I’m backing them to win this game.

Prediction: Gujurat Titans to win at 1.71.

Key Stats

The average first-innings IPL score at this venue is 171.

Gujarat have struck the highest opening partnership in three of their last four matches.

Punjab have failed to record the highest opening partnership in four of their last five matches.

David Miller has dominated Harshal Patel – the paceman has 0/63 from only 38 balls against the South African.

Rashid Khan has head-to-head figures of 3/26 from only 19 balls against fellow overseas player Liam Livingstone in IPL matches.

Azmatullah Omarzai has taken three powerplay wickets this season at an average of 27.00 and an economy of 9.00rpo.

Best Bets

Best Bet: Gujarat Titans to score the most runs in the 1st 6 overs at 1.95.

Value: Kagiso Rabada to be Punjab Kings’ top bowler at 3.50.

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