The eighth game of IPL 2023 will be played between runners up of last year, Rajasthan Royals, and the Punjab Kings, on Wednesday in Guwahati. Both the teams won their respective opening games of the season.
The Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs (DLS Method) in their first match. Their batting was what stood out, with the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma delivering the goods. Rajapaksa scored a swift 50 off 32 deliveries to help the hosts post 191 runs in 20 overs in Mohali. They successfully defended the target on the back of impressive bowling from Arshdeep Singh, Sikandar Raza and Rahul Chahar.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in their opening game. A half century each from Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson helped the Royals post a total of 203 for 5, in reply to which the Sunrisers were able to muster only 131 for 8. Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal delivered the goods with the ball for Rajasthan.
Both Punjab and Rajasthan have two points each, and will be looking for their next two points in the upcoming game in Guwahati.
Table of contents
- RR vs PBKS Match 8 Predicted XI
- RR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 8 Details
- Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Fantasy Team
- RR vs PBKS: Guwahati Weather and Pitch Report
- RR vs PBKS IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
- Rajasthan vs Punjab Live Streaming
- RR vs PBKS Match Prediction
RR vs PBKS Match 8 Predicted XI
Punjab Kings Predicted XI
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, PrabhSimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI
Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Sanju Samson(C), Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 8 Details
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
Date & Time: April 5, 7:30 PM
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Fantasy Team
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Yashasvi Jaiswal
All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR vs PBKS: Guwahati Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati has historically been good for batting. The average first innings score in T20 matches played at the venue is over 160. Bowling first will be the best option for the captain winning the toss.
The weather, meanwhile, will be humid during the game. The temperature is likely to be in the range of 30 to 33 degree Celsius. Rain is not forecast.
RR vs PBKS IPL Match 2023 Broadcasting
RR vs PBKS IPL match will be live on Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Rajasthan vs Punjab Live Streaming
Jio Cinema has picked up streaming rights of RR vs PBKS match. The toss will take place at 7 PM.
RR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Head to Head
|Matches won by Rajasthan Royals||14|
|Matches won by Punjab Kings||10|
|Matches with No Result||0|
RR vs PBKS Match Prediction
The Royals have a very solid batting line up, and we saw this in their first game as well where their top three in the batting line-up scored a half-century each. Their bowling department also looks formidable. While Punjab are also coming into this game on the back of a win, we predict the Royals to trump them in this game.