The 52nd match of TATA IPL will see PBKS facing off against RR scheduled to start at 3:30 PM and hosted at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. PBKS is led by Mayank Agarwal whereas RR is led by Sanju Samson. Let’s have a look at their Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.
PBKS vs RR: Match Preview
Punjab has lost 5 and won 5 of their 10 games in IPL 2022 and is part of a middle muddle which includes Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. In the PBKS squad, the batters are going after the opposition bowlers from ball one but this balance has affected the strategy and the batters are cautious now. PBKS is led by Mayank Agarwal. Rishi Dhawan and Shikhar Dhawan have contributed a lot to the team. Kagiso Rabada has been leading the bowling department.
Rajasthan Royals is at the third spot with six victories out of just 10 matches and the credit for that goes to Jos Buttler who has scored the most in almost every match for Rajasthan Royals. If Jos Buttler fails to score, Sanju Samson and the other batters have to perform exceptionally to get the team in a good position. Rajasthan’s bowling lineup is good with Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin being dominant. Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen are the other three effective pace bowlers
PBKS vs RR: Match Prediction
Punjab Kings defeated Gujarat Titans in a one-sided manner in theirs. That victory against a top team definitely boosted their confidence. They now have 5 wins and 5 defeats. Rajasthan Royals on the other hand lost two matches in a row. With six wins from ten games, they are still in a good position. If they desire to ensure their place among the Top 2, winning this game is a must. Rajasthan Royals has been one the most consistent teams in IPL 2022 and after two losses in a row, they must be grinding hard in the practice session to snatch a victory. The bowling and batting department of the team is again well balanced, they have higher chances of winning the match.
PBKS vs RR: Fantasy XI
Jos Buttler is the top choice from the batting department as he’s the leading run-getter, scoring 588 runs in 10 matches.
Devdutt Padikkal is a trusted player from the RR franchise who mustered 216 runs in just 10 matches.
Sanju Samson from Rajasthan Royals is leading the team and made 298 runs in the tournament so far.
Yuzvendra Chahal from RR scalped 19 wickets in IPL 2022 so far and is a crucial choice for the franchise.
Ravichandran Ashwin is another significant bowler from RR as he picked 8 wickets and can get some important wickets against PBKS.
Trent Boult picked 9 wickets for RR and is a trusted bowler from the franchise.
Mayank Agarwal is leading Punjab Kings and he mustered 161 runs so far in the IPL 2022 season.
Shikhar Dhawan has become the most significant batter from PBKS as he piled up 350+ runs in 10 matches, he’s also the second-highest scorer in IPL.
Rishi Dhawan picked three wickets in three matches for Punjab Kings and is a decent pick for Dream 11
Liam Livingstone from PBKS piled up 293 runs in 10 matches and scalped 3 wickets. He’s an essential pick.
Kagiso Rabada is the most important bowler from PBKS as he picked 17 wickets in 9 matches.