PBKS vs RR Match Preview

This year, the Punjab team displayed a mix of inconsistency and great cricket. They are positioned at number seven position in the points table. Despite an unexpected loss in their last contest, Rajasthan still leads the points tally. This game is crucial for the Punjab Kings to win and improve their position on the points table. The onus for Punjab will be on Shikhar Dhawan to make the batting order more dependable. Although he is the team leader regarding runs, his strike rate must improve.

Johnny Bairstow's scratchy batting form will also be scrutinized in this contest. Prabhsimran Singh is well-known for his explosive batting. Kings will need someone such as Ashutosh or Shashank to aid the main batters. Kagiso Rabada will be leading the Punjab bowling charge. Other bowlers expected to bear the weight of bowling are Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar. But all these bowlers will need to tighten up the Punjab team's bowling department to bolster their position in the points table.

Rajasthan Royals, despite a loss in their last game, have shown more consistency this year. They boast a well-balanced unit that delivers more often than not. The top batter for Rajasthan Royals, Riyan Parag, has been in top form. The skipper Sanju Samson has also made some useful contributions. Both these batters were in good form in their last contest against Gujarat. If this batting line-up gets going, the Punjab bowlers will face a daunting challenge. The Rajasthan bowling attack, led by the likes of Nandre Burger and Yuzvendra Chahal, adds to the team's strength. 

The availability of Trent Boult will add to the prospects of this bowling attack, especially during the powerplay overs. Other bowlers, such as Hetmyer, Ashwin, and Jurel, have not done well in the competition. Yashasvi Jaiswal's batting form has been a worry for the Rajasthan team. He did look like scoring runs in the last game but could not raise a big score. Rajasthan Royals will look to provide another all-round performance from their key players. They already look like one of the strong contenders for the title this year.

Weather Report

We are likely to have partially cloudy conditions for this contest. The temperatures during the game will be close to twenty degrees. Cloud cover is expected to help the seamers get lateral movement. There is no possibility of rainfall during this match.

Pitch Report

The surface on offer at this Mullanpur venue will likely be a batting paradise. However, the track's slow nature might restrict stroke play a bit. To feel safe on this track, the team batting first must score close to 170 runs. Batting first here will also give the team some advantages.

Notable stats

Sanju Samson has a terrific average-to-strike rate ratio for Rajasthan.

Sanju Samson is scoring runs with a strike rate of 157.76 and an average of 66 in his last ten games.

Yuzvendra Chahal has an excellent strike rate with the ball for the Royals.

Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 19 wickets in his last ten games, with a strike rate of 11.94.

Team News

There do not appear to be too many injury worries for either team. On match day, the entire team should be up and ready for selection.

PBKS vs RR Probable 11

PBKS Playing 11

  • Shikhar Dhawan (C)
  • Jonny Bairstow (Wk)
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Sam Curran
  • Jitesh Sharma
  • Shashank Singh
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Arshdeep Singh

RR Playing 11

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Sanju Samson (C)
  • Riyan Parag
  • Dhruv Jurel
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • R Ashwin
  • Trent Boult
  • Avesh Khan
  • Nandre Burger
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

If you compare the records of these two teams in IPL, you will find that Rajasthan Royals have done a better job. Although Rajasthan had to endure a close loss in their last game, it is unlikely to hinder their progress. We will bet with Rajasthan Royals to win the match.

Top Picks

Yuzvendra Chahal: This leggie is picking up wickets with a strike rate 11.94. He has collected a haul of 19 wickets from his last ten games.

Sanju Samson: Samson has scored 396 runs from his last ten games with a strike rate of 157.76 and an average of 66.

Riyan Parag: Riyan Parag has appeared consistent in his endeavor this year, scoring runs with an excellent average and strike rate.

Liam Livingstone: Liam Livingstone is likely to be available for this contest. He is in tremendous form currently and is sure to add more weight to the Punjab batting order.

PBKS vs RR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler

Batters: S Samson , S Dhawan, Y Jaiswal, S Singh

All-rounders: S Curran (C), R Parag (VC)

Bowlers: Y Chahal, K Rabada, T Boult, A Singh

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