Decoding Shubman Gill's performance versus PBKS in IPL
Shubman Gill is one of the vital cogs in Gujarat Titans' (GT) batting line-up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. He recently slammed a match-winning 84 against Delhi Capitals to garner a total of four points and a NRR of +0.495. GT would next face Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Let us decode Shubman's numbers against PBKS.
- Shubman has often been touted as one of the players to keep an eye upon in the cash-rich tournament.
- He delivered the goods in his maiden season in IPL, amassing 203 runs at 146.04.
- He was a member of KKR for four seasons (2018-21).
- Shubman was retained by Gujarat Titans at a price of Rs. 7 crore ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Shubman has relished the challenge against PBKS in the matches to date. He has clobbered 225 runs across 7 innings at a swashbuckling average of 56.25. He has struck at 130.81. He has smashed 21 fours and three sixes. He has pinned down three fifties (65*, 57, and 57). He recorded his best score (65*) in a 184-run chase in Mohali in 2019.
As per Cricketpedia, Shubman has scored only 12 runs off 23 deliveries versus Kagiso Rabada. The latter got him out once in IPL 2021. Against Arshdeep Singh, he has amassed 14 runs off 15 deliveries including one dismissal. However, Shubman has enjoyed taking on leggie Rahul Chahar. He has notched 37 runs off 19 deliveries. Meanwhile, he has been dismissed twice by Chahar.
So far, the opening batter has racked up 84 runs across two innings while striking at 171.42. He was dismissed on a duck in GT's season opener against LSG. Nonetheless, the talented bloke responded with a scintillating 84 off 46 deliveries in the second match against Delhi Capitals. GT (171/6) beat DC (157/9) by 14 runs to script their second win of the season.
Across 60 matches, Shubman has compiled 1,501 runs at 31.93. He has a strike rate of 124.97. He has clocked 11 fifties. He has smashed 143 fours and 40 sixes. Shubman's recent knock of 84 (vs DC) is his highest score in the lucrative tournament.