- Rohit Singh | April 4, 2023 | 6:55 pm
RR vs PBKS Match Preview
Rajasthan Royals face Punjab Kings in Match 8 of the 2023 Indian Premier League on Wednesday evening in Guwahati, after both teams won their opening games. The Royals won by 72 runs, while the Kings won by seven runs over the Kolkata Knight Riders. (DLS). Rajasthan Royals reached the final in 2022 and appear to be one of the stronger teams this year. They should be able to win this game with the bat and ball. Punjab Kings’ bowling attack is diverse, but they are up against a strong batting lineup. We expect them to be competitive, but we believe they will struggle to beat the Royals.
RR vs PBKS Match Details
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings – 8th Match
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium – Guwahati
Date & Time: 05th April 2023 at 07:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports
RR vs PBKS Venue Stats
|Avg 1st inn score||149|
|Avg 2nd inn score||138|
|Win% batting 1st||56|
|Win% batting 2nd||44|
RR vs PBKS Pitch Report
This is the first time an IPL game has been played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium and we expect a pitch with pace to make a strong batter-friendly surface.
RR vs PBKS Weather Report
The temperature will drop from 31 degrees to 24 degrees over the course of the game with the forecast for humidity levels to be at almost 90% in the second innings.
RR vs PBKS Last Five Matches
|RR ( Rajasthan Royals )||W L W L W|
|PBKS ( Punjab Kings )||W W L W L|
RR vs PBKS Head-to-Head Stats
|Matches Played||RR Won||PBKS Won||Tie||NR|
No Injury. Will be added when there is an update.
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RR vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs:
Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XIs
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal
Punjab Kings Probable Playing XIs
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada
Topmost Picks for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction:
Top Picks – Rajasthan Royals
- Jos Buttler – The English right-handed opener remains in brilliant form across all series and has scored 288 runs from his last four IPL innings.
- Yuzvendra Chahal – The 32-year-old leg-spinner who won the Purple Cap in 2022 picked up the wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Adil Rashid, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday.
Top Picks – Punjab Kings
- Shikhar Dhawan – There are very few players who produce consistent IPL runs like Punjab Kings’ skipper. He hit six fours in Saturday’s win.
- Arshdeep Singh – The left-arm pace bowler was not at his best during the 2022 IPL but looked back to top form in Saturday’s match.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team:
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sikandar Raza(VC), Trent Boult, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team:
Jos Buttler(C), Sanju Samson, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan(VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jason Holder, Sikandar Raza, Trent Boult, Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler
Vice-captain – Sikandar Raza, Shikhar Dhawan
Wicketkeeper – Jos Buttler
RR vs PBKS Probable Winners:
With both teams winning their opening matches, confidence will be high for the Royals and the Kings ahead of this game. When you consider that Kagiso Rabada will bolster an already strong bowling attack, Punjab Kings could be a real threat to Rajasthan Royals. However, the top order batting for the Royals is one of the best in the tournament. Considering the team combination, Punjab Kings is expected to win this match.