Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will square off against each other in Match 66 of the Indian Premier League on Friday, May 19 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. This is the last league match for both the teams. Punjab are eighth in the points table six victories and seven defeats from 13 matches. The stats are similar for the Royals, have won six and lost seven from 13 games. Currently, the chances for both the teams to make it to the playoffs are little to none.
This will be the return fixture between the two teams. When the two teams met earlier in the tournament, Punjab won by five runs. Prabhsimran Singh and Shikhar Dhawan scored half centuries to take Punjab to a first innings total of 197 for 4, which was successfully defended by their bowlers. Nathan Ellis picked up four wickets to help defend the target. For Rajasthan, Sanju Samson top scored with a knock of 42 while down the order, Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jorel also played good cameos, but were unable to take the team to the finishing line.
Punjab have struggled in the last few games largely due to the fact that the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada have not been able to deliver the kind of match winning performances they delivered in the first half of the season.
Table of contents
- PBKS vs RR Injury Update
- PBKS vs RR Predicted XI
- PBKS vs RR Match Details
- Punjab vs Rajasthan Fantasy Team
- PBKS vs RR IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
- Punjab vs Rajasthan Live Streaming
- PBKS vs RR IPL 2023 Head to Head
- PBKS vs RR: Dharamshala weather and Pitch Report
- PBKS vs RR Match Prediction
PBKS vs RR Injury Update
Both the teams do not have any injury concerns
PBKS vs RR Predicted XI
Punjab Kings Predicted XI
Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c, wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa/Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma
PBKS vs RR Match Details
Match: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
Date & Time: May 19, 7:30 PM
Punjab vs Rajasthan Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
PBKS vs RR IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
PBKS vs RR IPL match will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Punjab vs Rajasthan Live Streaming
Jio Cinema has picked up streaming rights of PBKS vs RR match. The toss will take place at 7 PM.
PBKS vs RR IPL 2023 Head to Head
|Matches won by Rajasthan Royals||11|
|Matches won by Punjab Kings||14|
|Matches with No Result||0|
PBKS vs RR: Dharamshala weather and Pitch Report
In the previous game between Punjab and Delhi played at this venue, the pitch assisted the batsman as well as the fast bowlers. The batsman will be able to go for the big shots fearlessly.
The weather, meanwhile, will be pleasant during the game. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 20 to 22 degree Celsius. No rain has been forecast.
PBKS vs RR Match Prediction
Both the teams have won and lost an equal number of games so far in the tournament, and the chances for both to make the playoffs are little to none. Punjab will need the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Arshdeep Singh to come back to form if they want to end the season on a winning note. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will be hoping for another big partnership between openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler.