The Indian Premier League 2023’s last group stage match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take place on May 19 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. With 6 victories from 13 games, PBKS is presently in eighth place, while RR is in sixth with the same number of victories. The result of this game might not have a big impact on PBKS’ playoff aspirations, but if RR wins, they might move on. In this article we will discuss about key details for the match prediction of RR vs PBKS
Match: RR vs PBKS Match 66 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium , Dharamsala
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
RR face to take on the PBKS with an eye for playoffs.
Both the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are facing an uphill battle to qualify for the playoffs in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) after recent defeats. PBKS suffered tactical setbacks in their loss to the Delhi Capitals (DC), leaving them with 12 points from 13 matches and a challenging net run rate. The Dharamsala pitch favored fast bowlers in the powerplay but also provided an advantage to batsmen due to true pitch conditions and short boundaries.RR will look to take advantage of the venue, with players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer needing to perform well, especially in the powerplay. Their bowling attack may benefit from the return of Trent Boult or the inclusion of Obed McCoy or Jason Holder.
PBKS relies on their key players, such as Shikhar Dhawan, to regain form, while their bowling spearheads, Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh, need improvement. Both teams have struggled to deliver under pressure and lack confidence this season.In their previous encounter, PBKS emerged victorious with Nathan Ellis taking four wickets and contributions from Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh. RR failed to produce significant individual performances. RR’s recent loss to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) severely impacted their net run rate, and they also need RCB and the Mumbai Indians (MI) to not accumulate 16 points.
Overall, it is anticipated to be a closely contested match, with RR being slight favorites based on their squad strength on paper.
Toss & PITCH REPORT
The game of bat vs ball is entertaining at the Dharamsala arena. The pitch initially encourages stroke play but gradually shifts to favor pacers. It will be an interesting matchup because PBKS and RR have excellent batting lineups and varied bowling attacks. The toss could be important since the team that wins will probably bowl first because the early bowling conditions are superior. Pacers dominated the first game of the season, capturing seven of the eight wickets.
Dharmasala is set to have a hot and sunny evening.
|RealFeel Shade™ 18°
|Wind WNW 13km/h
|Cloud cover 25%
|Wind Gusts 28km/h
|Visibility 16 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 7°C
|Time 7.30 PM INST
RR vs PBKS Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 25
Won by PBKS: 11
Won by RR:14
Where the two teams finished last season: RR finished 2nd, while PBKS finished 6th.
Team Forms (last five matches)
Rajasthan Royals (RR) XII
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult (Impact Player)
Punjab Kings (PBKS) XII
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh (Impact Player)
BETTING TIPS RR VS PBKS
Rajasthan Royals will triumph.
Multiple games have been hampered by Punjab Kings’ subpar bowling attack. To prevent the batsmen of Rajasthan Royals from controlling the match, they must play well with the ball. RR’s batsmen have been in fantastic shape despite recent form issues. RR has a minor advantage against Punjab Kings because to their superior batting ability.
The result could depend on individual performances because both teams are now out of shape. The Rajasthan Royals seem to have more match-winners at their disposal when comparing the two sides as a whole.