TATA IPL 2022: PBKS vs GT, Johnny Bairstow has Joined the Punjab Squad, Will be available for Selection

Today is the 16th match between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans.

Punjab Kings will face Gujarat Titans in the 15th match of the TATA IPL 2022. This encounter will take place for the first time in the IPL as Gujarat is a new team and they haven’t played against the Punjab Kings until now. Gujarat Titans have won all of the three matches they have played and Punjab Kings have won 2 out of the 3 matches they have played. Gujarat is at the 4th position aand Punjab Kings is at the 5th position and both have 4 points in their name.

Both the squad are balanced and both have their captains, captaining for the very first time in an IPL season. Mayank Agarwal, the captain of Punjab Kings does not look in good form as he has scored just 37 runs in the 3 matches Punjab has played in this season. Today will be a chance for him to come back stronger as he will have a good opening partner with him on his side.

Johnny Bairstow, the England wicket-keeper batsman, has arrived for the IPL 2022 and has joined the Punjab camp. He will be available for selection for tonight’s match. He used to play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad until the 2021 IPL season but was not retained after that. This year he was bought by Punjab Kings in the Auctions and will most probably open with Mayank Agarwal tonight.

It looks likes he will replace Banuka Rajpaksa in the team as they will have to let a foreign player take the bench. Tonight’s match will be interesting and exciting to see which new captain is better at his work.