The ongoing IPL 2024 season has indeed been a rollercoaster ride for all the participating teams, offering fans a thrilling spectacle. Our Punjab Kings have had a mixed bag of results so far. We started our season with a victory over the Delhi Capitals, which provided a boost to our morale. However, our subsequent away fixtures in Bengaluru and Lucknow ended in defeats, albeit with a strong display of determination and effort.

Now, as we prepare to face the Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad, we are fully aware of the formidable challenge ahead. Despite the setbacks, we are optimistic and believe in our ability to make a comeback. The Gujarat Titans have showcased their strength by clinching victories against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, although they suffered a setback against Chennai Super Kings. Their recent triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad underscores their strength, particularly in their home conditions.

Reflecting on our previous encounter in the league, it was a closely contested match against the Lucknow Super Giants where our bowlers, particularly Sam Curran and Arshdeep Singh, exhibited commendable performances. 

Despite their efforts, Lucknow managed to set a challenging target of 200 runs. However, our opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow provided a solid foundation with an impressive partnership of 102 runs. 

Although we stumbled in the middle overs, Liam Livingstone's valiant effort kept our hopes alive until the end, ultimately falling short of the target. Nonetheless, the match showcased our team's resilience and fighting spirit, traits that will undoubtedly serve us well in the upcoming fixtures.

In terms of head-to-head encounters, we have faced Gujarat Titans thrice in the past, emerging victorious on one occasion. While they may be considered favorites, we are undeterred and believe in our team's ability to rise to the occasion. With a blend of experienced players and promising talent, we are confident of putting up a strong performance against the Titans.